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Executive Function and the Art of Diesel-Powered Car Repair (Pt 4)

Welcome back. Thanks for making it to the finish line. At the end of Part 3 we looked at the question Are professors, and teachers, and police, and first responders, and even bus drivers taking on the responsibility of therapeutic scaffolding without knowing or being fully prepared for it? I said that I did not […]

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Executive Function and the Art of Diesel-Powered Car Repair (Pt 1)

As many of you know in my first career I was a geologist. I worked for a major oil company in the 1980s. I am very fortunate in that over the years I have stayed in contact with several geology colleagues from both my days as a masters student in geology as well as from […]

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Addendum—Developing a Picture of the “Amazing Teen Brain”

As I was finishing up the previous post I flashed on an article that I read a number of years ago on The Amazing Teen Brain, which happens to be the title to Jay Giedd’s 2015 paper that appeared on the web site in June. Dr. Giedd is a professor at UC Santa Barbara […]

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Touching On a Few Points From the Book “Executive Function & Child Development”

In this post I’d like to touch on a few points that psychotherapists Marcie and Daniel Yeager make in their 2012 book entitled Executive Function & Child Development. What is Executive Function or what are EF skills? Executive Function comprises a number of higher order cognitive skills such as delaying gratification, staying on task, appropriately […]

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Cultural Cognitive Models Now—Settling the Fight Between Humanism and Post-liberalism

In the past four months or so, I have read five books that seem to circle the same debate: humanism versus post-humanism or post-liberalism. Honestly, I did not set out to investigate this debate; it just happened. In one case, an author was so biased that I was motivated to read a book that countered […]

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