Executive Functions : What They Are, How They Work, and Why They Evolved
- Format: Paperback | 244 pages
- Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 17.78mm | 344g
- Publication date: 27 Dec 2020
- Publisher: Guilford Publications
- Imprint: Guilford Press
- Publication City/Country: New York, United States
- Language: English
- ISBN10: 1462545939
- ISBN13: 9781462545933
- Bestsellers rank: 220,173
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).