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.

Cognitive Planning in the Context of PASS Theory*

Cognitive planning in the context of PASS theory

Planning and Executive Functions: New Names for Intelligence?

One of us (JPD) was asked to assess a middle-aged man who had been living in an institution for individuals with mental retardation. In particular, JPD was to investigate the man's use of skills to adjust to a new home, a regular house in a typical community. The main concern of the referral agency that sent him for assessment was to address these questions: How much assistance would he need given that he had limited intelligence? And, did he have enough abilities to plan his daily life and execute those plans?

It turned out that this man was fairly articulate, even a bit garrulous. ...

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