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.
Problems with the Concept of Executive Functioning. The Extended Phenotype: A Foundation for Modeling Executive Functioning. Executive Functioning as an Extended Phenotype. The Instrumental-Self-Directed Level. The Methodical-Self-Reliant Level. The Tactical-Reciprocal Level. The Strategic-Cooperative Level. The Extended Utilitarian Zone. Implications for Understanding Executive Functioning and Its Disorders. Implications for the Assessment and Clinical Management of Deficits in Executive Functioning. References. Index.