Handbook of Executive Functioning

  • Sam Goldstein
  • Jack A. Naglieri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Conceptualizations of Executive Functioning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sam Goldstein, Jack A. Naglieri, Dana Princiotta, Tulio M. Otero
      Pages 3-12
    3. Hyun Jin Chung, Lisa L. Weyandt, Anthony Swentosky
      Pages 13-27
    4. Tulio M. Otero, Lauren A. Barker
      Pages 29-44
  3. Practical Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Lisa L. Weyandt, W. Grant Willis, Anthony Swentosky, Kimberly Wilson, Grace M. Janusis, Hyun Jin Chung et al.
      Pages 69-87
    3. Cecil R. Reynolds, Arthur MacNeill Horton Jr.
      Pages 89-105
    4. Kevin M. Antshel, Bridget O. Hier, Russell A. Barkley
      Pages 107-120
    5. Hilde M. Geurts, Marieke de Vries, Sanne F. W. M. van den Bergh
      Pages 121-141
    6. Dana Princiotta, Melissa DeVries, Sam Goldstein
      Pages 143-155
  4. Assessment of Executive Functioning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Cecil R. Reynolds, Arthur MacNeill Horton Jr.
      Pages 265-282
    3. Mauricio A. Garcia-Barrera, Emily C. Duggan, Justin E. Karr, Cecil R. Reynolds
      Pages 283-299
    4. Peter K. Isquith, Robert M. Roth, Gerard A. Gioia
      Pages 333-357
    5. Dawn P. Flanagan, Vincent C. Alfonso, Shauna G. Dixon
      Pages 379-409
  5. Interventions Related to Executive Functioning

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 555-567

About this book


Planning. Attention. Memory. Self-regulation. These and other core cognitive and behavioral operations of daily life comprise what we know as executive functioning (EF). But despite all we know, the concept has engendered multiple, often conflicting definitions, and its components are sometimes loosely defined and poorly understood.

The Handbook of Executive Functioning cuts through the confusion, analyzing both the whole and its parts in comprehensive, practical detail for scholar and clinician alike. Background chapters examine influential models of EF, tour the brain geography of the executive system, and pose salient developmental questions. A section on practical implications relates early deficits in executive functioning to ADD and other disorders in children, and considers autism and later-life dementias from an EF standpoint. Further chapters weigh the merits of widely used instruments for assessing executive functioning and review interventions for its enhancement, with special emphasis on children and adolescents.

Featured in the Handbook:

  • The development of hot and cool executive function in childhood and adolescence.
  • A review of the use of executive function tasks in externalizing and internalizing disorders.
  • Executive functioning as a mediator of age-related cognitive decline in adults.
  • Treatment integrity in interventions that target executive function.
  • Supporting and strengthening working memory in the classroom to enhance executive functioning.

The Handbook of Executive Functioning is an essential resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in clinical child, school, and educational psychology; child and adolescent psychiatry; neurobiology; developmental psychology; rehabilitation medicine/therapy; and social work.


ADHD Academics Adolescents Aging Assessment Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Autism Biological models CANTAB® Battery Central executive memory Children Cognitive Assessment System Cognitive decline Cognitive models Communities DSM-V Dellis-Kaplan Assessment Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Dopamine Executive function Frontal Lobes Intervention Learning theory Neuropsychology Normative development Prefrontal cortex Treatment Working memory

Editors and affiliations

  • Sam Goldstein
    • 1
  • Jack A. Naglieri
    • 2
  1. 1.Neurology, Learning and Behavior CenterSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.University of Virginia Curry School of EducationCharlottesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8105-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8106-5
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