If you’re trying to bum a cigarette from someone outside a bar after midnight be prepared for them to say no. Talented actor, Shia Lebeouf, wasn’t prepared. Ironically, he who has painstakingly portrayed Tennis’ tempestuous bad-boy, John McEnroe, in “Borg vs McEnroe,” himself has been arrested one time too many for emotional volatility, impulsivity, and disorderly conduct. Not everyone has strong executive function to circumvent life’s obstacles with grace. Today, my guest, Dr. Sam Goldstein, a clinical neuropsychologist, will discuss how Executive Function helps us negotiate everyday bumps and insulates us from bad decisions and self-destruction.
About Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.
Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. ABPdN is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is Clinical Director of the Neurology Learning and Behavior Center. Dr. Goldstein has authored fifty books as well as over three dozen book chapters and thirty research articles. He has also co-authored six psychological tests. He currently serves as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Attention Disorders and sits on the editorial boards of six peer reviewed journals. Currently he has three books and four psychological tests in development.
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