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.

Revisits and Reprise

Revisits and reprise

Planning and Executive Control: The Shape of Things to Come

Is executive function (EF) identical to planning? Although we have often used planning/EF conjointly, a distinction between the two has been maintained right from the beginning of this book in the first two chapters.

Premack (2010) describes planning and problem solving as domain-general abilities, a commonly held view. Such a characterization of problem solving is consistent with the proposition that these are based on the logical program of interconnected operations. Luria and Tsvetkova (1990) recognize problem solving as a central purpose of human intellectual activity.

EFs, essentially, are about execution of plans. They are about control, control of cognition, and action. Several articles use executive control rather than function even in the title ...

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