Upon successful completion of this course students 1. will understand the relatioship between cognition and everyday functioning 2. will comprehend the utility of neuropsychological procedures in predicting everyday functioning and their limitations 3. will be able to appreciate the impact of neurological and psychiatric conditions on the ability to complete real-world tasks
Course Content (Syllabus)
Navigating through everyday life is a complex process, which requires effective processing of information and adjustment to the environment. The healthy human brain is efficient enough to cope with most common everyday tasks and demands.This course reviews the relevance of clinical neuropsychology to everyday functioning and our ability to predict performance in the real world from assessments in the laboratory or clinic. More specifically in this course we will (1) explore the rationale, theory, and practical aspects of assessing everyday functioning, (2) assess the ecological validity of neuropsychological procedures and (3) review the impact of neurological and psychiatric conditions on the performance in the real-world (such as work, managing finances, or driving).
neuropsychology, everyday functioning, ecologic validity, cognition
Additional bibliography for study
1. Instructor's notes. Σημειώσεις διδάσκουσας.
2. Selected articles. Επιλεγμένα άρθρα.
3. Book: Neuropsychology of Everyday Functioning. Edited by Thomas D. Marcotte and Igor Grant. Guilford Press (selected chapters)
4. Book: The Neuropsychology of Everyday Life: Assessment and Basic Competencies. Edited by Tupper, David E., Cicerone, Keith D. Kluwer Academic Publishers (selected chapters)