Positive Neuropsychology: Synthesis and Future Directions

Chapter

Abstract

The present volume has defined and clarified an overarching orientation to neuropsychological practice and research focused on promoting cognitive health: positive neuropsychology. This chapter serves as a brief review of contributions here and considers additional areas and future directions related to positive neuropsychology topics. Other domains discussed include positive outcomes in neuropsychiatric disorders, promoting cognitive health through public education, studying individuals with superior cognitive functioning, and further clinical applications of positive neuropsychology. Possible strategies to prioritize the study and promotion of cognitive health are also considered.

Keywords

Dementia Schizophrenia Manes Aires Sira 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryGeisel School of Medicine at DartmouthLebanonUSA
  2. 2.Randolph Neuropsychology Associates, PLLCLebanonUSA
  3. 3.J. Randolph Consulting, LLCLebanonUSA

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