1. Problems with the Concept of Executive Functioning
2. The Extended Phenotype: A Foundation for Modeling Executive Functioning
3. Executive Functioning as an Extended Phenotype
4. The Instrumental–Self-Directed Level
5. The Methodical–Self-Reliant Level
6. The Tactical–Reciprocal Level
7. The Strategic–Cooperative Level
8. The Extended Utilitarian Zone
9. Implications for Understanding Executive Functioning and Its Disorders
10. Implications for the Assessment and Clinical Management of Deficits in Executive Functioning
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).