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.

Planning in Writing: Compositions and Oral Narratives

Planning in writing: Compositions and oral narratives

Planning is necessary for good compositions. In some of his classic studies, Luria used poor composition as an index of deficits in frontal lobe functions. Composition of an essay or a narrative requires all the major executive processes (Das, 1980; Das, Kar, & Parrila, 1996; Luria, 1970). For example, composition of essays supporting certain given strategies as a device for indicating competence among executives has been presented in some detail earlier. Evaluation of stories after viewing a picture in terms of originality and individuality of the written composition was used as one of the first measures of Planning (Das, 1980). We will continue that line of research here, and discuss first the ...

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