The extent to which a brain injured individual can resume premorbid functioning depends on factors ranging from the physiological to the psychological. Originally published in 1989, the thesis of this volume is that atheoretical application of practical techniques in clinical neuropsychology is as ill-conceived as a neuropsychological theory that fails to acknowledge the role of historical or situational context in behaviour or task performance. The chapters that follow address this thesis as experimental psychologists join clinicians in an effort to bridge the gap between theoretical abstraction and practical reality.
List of Contributors. Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. Holism and Associationism in Neuropsychology: An Anatomical Synthesis Terence W. Deacon 2. Recovery from Brain Damage: Neurological Considerations Todd E. Feinberg, Steven E. Mazlin, and Glen E. Waldman 3. The Neuropsychology of Attention: Elements of a Complex Behavior Allan F. Mirsky 4. Plans, Actions, and Mental Sets: Managerial Knowledge Units in the Frontal Lobes Jordan Grafman 5. Encoding and Retrieval Deficits of Amnesic Patients Laird S. Cermak 6. Coping Strategies for Memory Dysfunction Barbara Wilson 7. The Neuropsychology of Emotion: Evidence from Normal, Neurological, and Psychiatric Populations Joan C. Borod and Elissa Koff 8. Manifestations of Personality Change After Closed Head Injury Felicia C. Goldstein and Harvey S. Levin 9. Assessing Aphasic Disorders Andrew Kertesz 10. Neurolinguistic Studies of Morphological Processing: Toward a Theory-Based Assessment of Language Deficit William Badecker and Alfonzo Caramazza 11. Aphasia Theory: A Multidimensional Process Anneliese Kotten 12. Treatment Software for Aphasic Adults Richard C. Katz 13. Management of Neuropsychological Impairment After Severe Head Injury J.M. Mazaux, M. Gagnon, and M. Barat 14. Staying in the Community After a Head Injury Noemi F. Cohen 15. Assessment of Cognitive Disorders in the Elderly Wilma G. Rosen 16. Cognitive Rehabilitation in the Elderly: A Computer-Based Memory Training Program Georgine Vroman, Lucia Kellar, and Ilene Cohen. Author Index. Subject Index.
Neuropsychology is the study of the relationship between behaviour, emotion, and cognition on the one hand, and brain function on the other. Psychology Library Editions: Neuropsychology (12 Volume set) presents titles, originally published between 1981 and 1993, covering a variety of areas within neuropsychology, a relatively new discipline at the time, as it firmly established itself within the field of psychology. It includes contributions from well-respected academics, many still active in neuropsychology today.