The Myth Of Executive Functioning

✏Book Title : The Myth of Executive Functioning
✏Author : Leonard F. Koziol
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2014-07-08
✏Pages : 127
✏ISBN : 9783319044774
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Myth of Executive Functioning Book Summary : Executive functioning: we measure it, assess it, document its development in youth, track its decline in age and use it as a basis for diagnoses, treatment planning and-of course-theories. Could it be possible that science has spent decades chasing a cognitive phantom? Noting the lack of consensus concerning definition, component skills, and location within the brain, The Myth of Executive Functioning calls basic assumptions, prominent theories, commonly used test methods, and even the phrase executive functioning into question. The book's deceptively simple argument takes an evolutionary/neuroscience look at the cornerstones of cognitive organization, including memory, planning, decision-making and adaptation to novel circumstances. From there, gaps are identified between systems of cognitive control and those behaviors that are evaluated in neuropsychological testing-gaps that contribute to the disconnect between how science views mind and body, brain and behavior. The author's problem-solving metaphor places new emphasis on stimulus processing and on the relationship between movement and thought as he offers thought-provoking perspectives on: The limits of neuropsychological constructs. The components of adaptive thinking. The automatic aspects of problem solving. The left-brain/right-brain dichotomy. Problems with the domain approach to cognition. New paradigms for testing cognitive functioning. A controversial presentation with the potential to change clinical practice and training, The Myth of Executive Functioning will be read, debated and learned from by neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, cognitive neuroscientists and rehabilitation specialists.

✏Book Title : The Myth of the Born Criminal
✏Author : Jarkko Jalava
✏Publisher : University of Toronto Press
✏Release Date : 2015
✏Pages : 279
✏ISBN : 9781442628366
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Myth of the Born Criminal Book Summary : "[I]s psychopathy a brain disorder, as many scientists now claim? Or is it just a reflection of modern society's deepest fears? The Myth of the Born Criminal offers the first comprehensive critique of the concept of psychopathy from the eighteenth-century origins of the born-criminal theory to the latest neuroimaging, behavioural genetics, and statistical studies. Jarkko Jalava, Stephanie Griffiths, and Michael Maraun use their expertise in neuropsychology, psychometrics, and criminology to dispel the myth that psychopathy is a biologically-based condition. Deconstructing the emotive language with which both research scientists and reporters describe the psychopaths among us, they explain how the idea of psychopathy offers a comforting neurobiological solution to the mystery of evil"--Preliminary page.

✏Book Title : Autism and the Myth of the Person Alone
✏Author : Douglas Biklen
✏Publisher : NYU Press
✏Release Date : 2005-08-01
✏Pages : 304
✏ISBN : 9780814787052
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Autism and the Myth of the Person Alone Book Summary : Autism has been defined by experts as a developmental disorder affecting social and communication skills as well as verbal and nonverbal communication. It is said to occur in as many as 2 to 6 in 1,000 individuals. This book challenges the prevailing, tragic narrative of impairment that so often characterizes discussions about autism. Autism and the Myth of the Person Alone seriously engages the perspectives of people with autism, including those who have been considered as the most severely disabled within the autism spectrum. The heart of the book consists of chapters by people with autism themselves, either in an interview format with the author or written by themselves. Each author communicates either by typing or by a combination of speech and typing. These chapters are framed by a substantive introduction and conclusion that contextualize the book, the methodology, and the analysis, and situate it within a critical disability studies framework. The volume allows a look into the rich and insightful perspectives of people who have heretofore been thought of as uninterested in the world.

📒The Myth Of Decline ✍ George L Bernstein

✏Book Title : The Myth Of Decline
✏Author : George L Bernstein
✏Publisher : Random House
✏Release Date : 2011-05-31
✏Pages : 816
✏ISBN : 9781446449493
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Myth Of Decline Book Summary : This history of Britain since 1945 confronts two themes that have dominated British consciousness during the post-war era: the myth of decline and the pervasiveness of American influence. The political narrative is about the struggle to maintain a power that was illusory and, from 1960 on, to reverse an economic decline that was nearly as illusory. The British economy had its problems, which are fully analyzed; however, they were counterbalanced by an unparalleled prosperity. At the same time, there was a social and cultural revolution which resulted in a more exciting, dynamic society. While there was much American influence, there was no Americanization. American influences were incorporated with many others into a new and less stodgy British culture. Contrary to conventional wisdom, this groundbreaking book finds that the story of Britain since the war is marked not by decline but by progress on almost all fronts.

✏Book Title : The Myth of the Modern Presidency
✏Author : David K. Nichols
✏Publisher : Penn State Press
✏Release Date : 2010-11-01
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : 0271039752
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Book Title : The Myth of the Imperial Judiciary
✏Author : Mark Kozlowski
✏Publisher : NYU Press
✏Release Date : 2006-01-01
✏Pages : 293
✏ISBN : 9780814749296
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Myth of the Imperial Judiciary Book Summary : Few institutions have become as ferociously fought over in democratic politics as the courts. While political criticism of judges in this country goes back to its inception, today’s intensely ideological assault is nearly unprecedented. Spend any amount of time among the writings of contemporary right-wing critics of judicial power, and you are virtually assured of seeing repeated complaints about the “imperial judiciary.” American conservatives contend not only that judicial power has expanded dangerously in recent decades, but that liberal judges now willfully write their policy preferences into law. They raise alarms that American courts possess a degree of power incompatible with the functioning of a democratic polity. The Myth of the Imperial Judiciary explores the anti-judicial ideological trend of the American right, refuting these claims and taking a realistic look at the role of courts in our democracy to show that conservatives have a highly unrealistic conception of their power. Kozlowski first assesses the validity of the conservative view of the Founders’ intent, arguing that courts have played an assertive role in our politics since their establishment. He then considers contemporary judicial powers to show that conservatives have greatly overstated the extent to which the expansion of rights which has occurred has worked solely to the benefit of liberals. Kozlowski reveals the ways in which the claims of those on the right are often either unsupported or simply wrong. He concludes that American courts, far from imperiling our democracy or our moral fabric, stand as a bulwark against the abuse of legislative power, acting forcefully, as they have always done, to give meaning to constitutional promises.

📒Executive Imperialism ✍ Karen Stephenson

✏Book Title : Executive Imperialism
✏Author : Karen Stephenson
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1991
✏Pages : 31
✏ISBN : CORNELL:31924062263110
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒The Myth Of Autism ✍ Michael Goldberg

✏Book Title : The Myth of Autism
✏Author : Michael Goldberg
✏Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
✏Release Date : 2011-02-28
✏Pages : 288
✏ISBN : 9781616081713
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Myth of Autism Book Summary : Argues that the autism cannot be a genetic disorder, that it is a neuro-immune disorder, and that NeuroSPECT scans show that treatment is possible.

📒The Myth Of The Zero Article ✍ Leszek Berezowski

✏Book Title : The Myth of the Zero Article
✏Author : Leszek Berezowski
✏Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
✏Release Date : 2011-10-27
✏Pages : 158
✏ISBN : 9781441196392
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Myth of the Zero Article Book Summary : The zero article is a staple element of any description of English article usage from advanced research publications down to student grammars, but there has been very little inquiry into its meaning and its other properties. There are copious amounts of publications dealing with the definite and indefinite articles but none about the zero article.  Berezowski investigates the origin of the concept of the zero article and shows that it has roots both in structural linguistics of the 1940s and earlier historical linguistics. Structural linguists went on to claim that, since the use of articles in English is deemed 'obligatory', the zero article exists but it has no overt form. Looking through earlier attempts at analyzing the meaning of the zero article, from Jespersen to Chesterman, Berezowksi shows how they all fail. An answer to theoretical problems of grammaticalization are developed; it is shown that English articles have not yet reached a stage in their development where their use has spread to all grammatical environments. Thus, a model is developed for determining when there is no article in English. The new model is tested against a commonly occurring case of zero article, using a corpus-based approach. The Myth of the Zero Article will appeal to academics and students interested in grammar and syntax. It covers an issue recurrent in the teaching and learning of English as Second/Foreign language, and will also appeal to teacher trainers and trainee teachers.

📒The Myth Of Capitalism Reborn ✍ Michael Goldfield

✏Book Title : The Myth of Capitalism Reborn
✏Author : Michael Goldfield
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1980
✏Pages : 118
✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105036126576
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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