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Cognitive Planning and Executive Functions
Applications in Management and Education

  • J. P. Das - Research Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  • Sasi B. Misra - Institute Professor, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad, India


© 2014 | 360 pages | SAGE India

What lies behind decision-making and improved educational and managerial performance? This book tries to answer by putting forth meaningful strategies in the context of planning and executive functions. This is based on five broad themes: 

• Decisions are based on both emotions and rationality in varying proportions.
• Emotions and rationality are functions of the brain.
• Origin of planning and executive functions engaged in problem-solving, and how these functions are measured from three worlds, viz., world of physical objects, world of conscious and unconscious states and psychological control, and world of cultural products, such as language, theories in science, and objects of art.
• Improvement in planning and executive functions helps in better performance in both educational achievements and managerial decision-making. 
• Methods to boost decision-making and planning.

This book will interest Educational Planners and Managers in business administration as well as the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Psychology, Management and Education.

 
 

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
 
I: CONCEPTS
 
Cognitive Planning in the Context of PASS Theory
 
Models of Planning: Past and Current
 
II: PLANNING AND EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS AND THE BRAIN
 
Deconstructing Executive Functions
 
Executive Functions, Planning, and Intelligence: Can Brain Localization Help?
 
III: ATTENTION, PLANNING AND EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS: ASSESSMENT
 
Separating Planning and Attention
 
Assessments: History and Selected Studies
 
Planning and Executive Function Tests: Ready for Use
 
IV: APPLICATIONS IN MANAGEMENT AND EDUCATION
 
Rational and Irrational in Managerial Behaviour
 
Cognitive Competence and Managerial Behaviour
 
The Influence of Emotions and Will
 
V: ENHANCEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AND DECISION MAKING
 
Planning in Writing : Compositions and Oral Narratives
 
Verbalization Enhances Planning: Application in Education
 
Math Learning
 
Two Programs for Cognitive Strategy Training
 
Planning and Decision Making: Training for Enhancement
 
Revisits and Reprise
 
Bibliography
 
Index

Das and Misra demonstrate the value of integrating Western traditions of rational analyses with contemplative Eastern approaches to further the understanding of higher levels of cognitive functioning.

The Journal of Entrepreneurship,
April 20, 2017, March 2016

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J. P. Das

J.P. Das is an Indo-Canadian psychologist and an internationally recognized expert in Intelligence. Among his major contributions to psychology is the PASS (Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, and Successive) theory of intelligence. He is currently engaged in expanding planning to include executive functions. What might be the implications of these higher mental activities for education as well as management behavior is the topic of this book.Professor Das is an Emeritus Director of the Centre on Developmental & Learning Disabilities (named after him) at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, and Emeritus Professor in Educational... More About Author

Sasi B. Misra

Sasi B. Misra is Institute Professor, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI), Gandhinagar since 2004. At EDI, he is the Editor of The Journal of Entrepreneurship; Chair, Centre for Research in Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CREED).He (with Kanungo) has advanced the Theory of Human Resourcefulness (1992) and has published with Sherry Chand Institution Building: An International Perspective on Management Education (1999). He has over 50 research papers in academic and professional journals of repute.  More About Author

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