The volume synthesizes neuropsychological research and theory on the executive functions, illuminating how normally functioning individuals are able to bring behavior under the control of time and orient their actions toward the future.
Meticulously applying this model to an examination of the cognitive and social impairments manifested in ADHD, Barkley offers compelling new directions for thinking about and treating the disorder.
The paperback edition features:
- a new afterword in which the author reflects on current research directions
- the continuing evolution of his approach.
Table of Contents:
- The Nature of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
- Biological Etiologies Associated with ADHD.
- Defining Behavioral Inhibition, Self-Control, and Executive Function.
- Behavioral Inhibition and ADHD.
- Neuropsychological Views of the Executive Functions: The Origins of a Hybrid Model.
- Additional Evidence Supporting the Existence of the Executive Functions.
- Constructing the Hybrid Model of Executive Functions.
- Developmental Considerations: Self-Control as an Instinct.
- Extending the Hybrid Model of Executive Functions to ADHD.
- Evidence Supporting Executive Function Deficits in ADHD.
- Understanding ADHD and Self-Control: Social and Clinical Implications. Afterword (2005).