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Executive Functions : What They Are, How They Work, and Why They Evolved, Hardback Book

Executive Functions : What They Are, How They Work, and Why They Evolved Hardback


This groundbreaking book offers a comprehensive theory of executive functioning (EF) with important clinical implications.

Synthesizing cutting-edge neuropsychological and evolutionary research, Russell A.

Barkley presents a model of EF that is rooted in meaningful activities of daily life.

He describes how abilities such as emotion regulation, self-motivation, planning, and working memory enable people to pursue both personal and collective goals that are critical to survival.

Key stages of EF development are identified and the far-reaching individual and social costs of EF deficits detailed.

Barkley explains specific ways that his model may support much-needed advances in assessment and treatment. See also Barkley's empirically based, ecologically valid assessment tools: Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale (BDEFS for Adults) and Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale--Children and Adolescents (BDEFS-CA).


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Psychotherapy
  • ISBN: 9781462505357

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