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Neuropsychology of Everyday Functioning

Second Edition

Edited by Thomas D. Marcotte, Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, and Igor Grant

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The go-to resource for assessing and predicting functional abilities in persons with brain injury or cognitive decline has now been revised and expanded to reflect significant advances in the field. With a focus on key real-world capacities—independent living, vocational functioning, medication management, and driving—leading experts explore how individuals go about their daily lives, where and why disruptions occur, and potential opportunities for improving function. Strategies for direct assessment are reviewed, from standard neuropsychological tests to multimodal approaches and technology-based tools. Chapters also provide functional assessment guidance for specific neurological and psychiatric conditions: dementia, traumatic brain injury, depression, schizophrenia, and others.

New to This Edition

“This book is well-written and targeted to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of how neuropsychological issues impact the performance of everyday tasks. This edition includes over a decade of updated theories, methodologies, and related studies. It will be especially useful to researchers and graduate students….*****!”

Doody's Review Service

“I am confident that the material in this book will aid clinicians in evaluating the ecological validity of their clinical assessments and in generating empirically supported recommendations for clients. Researchers will benefit from the comprehensive review of the burgeoning literature on everyday functioning. Even investigators whose research programs do not directly address functional abilities will find this volume to be a comprehensive summary that will stimulate thoughts on the functional impact of the neuropsychological constructs that they investigate. This book also could serve as an interesting text for a graduate seminar class. Such a course might spur future neuropsychologists to consider important functional issues early in their careers. In sum, I recommend that all neuropsychologists read this volume, as the information that it contains will certainly aid clinicians and researchers to improve the everyday functioning of our discipline.”

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (on the first edition)

“Impressive in both scope and depth....It should be required reading for all clinical neuropsychology students/trainees as well as for all of us who strive on a daily basis to provide useful recommendations to patients and their families.”

Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology (on the first edition)

“The chapter authors are well chosen and include many notable clinical scientists who have been actively developing practical assessment methods and empirically evaluating the capacity of assessment results to predict behavior....Although the primary audience for this book is clinical neuropsychologists, other psychologists can benefit from reading this text, either by deriving links to instruments and methods or by expanding their own conceptual frameworks.”

PsycCRITIQUES (on the first edition)

“Clearly written. Topics are discussed in detail and references for additional reading are included. This is a book that will be of interest to many psychologists….For those new to the field, this book may serve as an excellent overview. Physicians and residents in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, geriatrics, and even infectious disease (eg, HIV), could learn a great deal that may have clinical relevance to their patients’ functional abilities, from the discussion of both general theoretical and specific, practical matters. Social workers and marriage and family therapists, sometimes called upon to advise patients or families regarding functional concerns, could reference ideas for referrals or suggestions of resources to consider.”

Annals of Clinical Psychiatry (on the first edition)

“A welcome addition to the field….The book is grounded in empirical science and is likely to be a valuable resource for both clinicians and researchers in the fields of neuropsychology, neurology, clinical psychology, psychiatry, gerontology, and rehabilitation medicine, as well as for graduate-level students, residents, and fellows in these fields….Stimulates critical thinking regarding current methods and provides a solid foundation to foster future research.”

Applied Neuropsychology (on the first edition)

“Outstanding….Provides an excellent resource both for young scientists and for experienced investigators. I believe it could be useful as a graduate-level textbook in neuropsychology and particularly important for helping students transition between the detail of neuroanatomy, neuropsychological ability, and neuroscience to the broader application of neuropsychology to the real world of patients. I highly recommend this book and encourage all neuropsychologists to read it in the hope that they will benefit from the knowledge as much as I have.”

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology (on the first edition)

“The second edition of this well-written, practical, sometimes thought-provoking and always easy-to-digest book about everyday functioning is a welcome treat. It covers a breadth of topics, from driving to medication management, cultural issues, sensors, virtual reality, and more. Readers will learn about new tests, new approaches, and new ways of measuring problems encountered in everyday life. Psychologists, occupational therapists, and other professionals engaged in person-centered rehabilitation with different diagnostic groups—including patients with stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury—will benefit from this book.”

—Barbara A. Wilson, OBE, PhD, clinical neuropsychologist, Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation and St. George’s Hospital, United Kingdom

“This updated guide is a 'must-have' for clinical neuropsychologists and other health professionals interested in the complex ways that cognition influences everyday functioning. The book takes an accessible, multidisciplinary approach to communicating important conceptual, methodological, and clinical issues. A particularly compelling feature of the second edition is the integration of new coeditor Schmitter-Edgecombe, who brings expertise in the technological aspects of cognition and functioning.”

—Steven Paul Woods, PsyD, Professor of Psychology, University of Houston, and Adjunct Professor of Psychological Science, University of Western Australia

“This is a very solid, worthwhile information source for the applied clinician and a useful and accessible text for the neuropsychology trainee. The volume is at the forefront of the integrated field of cognition and everyday functioning, which is especially heartening given the rapidity of change in this field. I am particularly impressed with the up-to-date chapters on naturalistic observations and new, technologically derived methods for ecologically valid assessments. I can easily see myself using this second edition in my graduate cognitive assessment courses as well as in my own neuropsychology practice.”

—L. Stephen Miller, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Georgia

Table of Contents

I. Assessment Concepts and Methods

A. Approaches to Assessing the Relationship between Cognition and Everyday Functioning

1. Neuropsychology and the Prediction of Everyday Functioning, Thomas D. Marcotte, Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, J. Cobb Scott, Rujvi Kamat, & Robert K. Heaton sample

2. Theories and Models of Everyday Functioning, Deirdre R. Dawson, Tania Giovannetti, & Barry Trentham

3. Human Factors/Ergonomics: Relevance to Assessments of Everyday Functioning, Laura H. Barg-Walkow, Cara B. Fausset, & Wendy A. Rogers

4. The Relationship between Cognition and Function: The Occupational Therapy Perspective, Carolyn M. Baum, Anna E. Boone, & Timothy J. Wolf

5. Cultural Considerations in the Assessment of Functional Abilities, Mariana Cherner & Lily Kamalyan

B. Assessment of Specific Functional Abilities and Assessment Considerations

6. The Relationship between Instrumental Activities of Daily Living and Neuropsychological Performance, Rosie E. Curiel Cid, Amarilis Acevedo, & David A. Loewenstein

7. The Prediction of Employment Functioning from Neuropsychological Performance, Joseph R. Sadek

8. Medication Management, Terry R. Barclay, Matthew J. Wright, Taylor P. Kuhn, & Charles H. Hinkin

9. The Brain on the Road, Jennifer Merickel & Matthew Rizzo

10. Naturalistic Assessment: Everyday Environments and Emerging Technologies, Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe & Kayela Arrotta

11. Wearable Sensors, Ambulation, and Health, Catherine Sumida & Diane J. Cook

12. Ambulatory Assessment, Naomi S. Chaytor & Luciana Mascarenhas Fonseca

13. Virtual-Reality-Based Neuropsychological Assessments of Everyday Functioning, Thomas D. Parsons, Robert Kane, & Tyler C. Duffield

II. Everyday Impact of Normal Aging and Neuropsychiatric Disorders

14. Normal Aging and Everyday Functioning, Karlene Ball & Rachel Benz

15. Everyday Functioning in Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment, Brian C. Castelluccio & Nicole C. R. McLaughlin

16. Everyday Functioning in Vascular Cognitive Impairment, Robert H. Paul, Lauren E. Salminen, & Joseph A. D. McBride

17. Everyday Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury, Catherine A. Mateer, Rema A. Lillie, Holly Tuokko, & Leslie H. Neipert

18. Cognitive Functioning and Everyday Tasks in Multiple Sclerosis, Peter A. Arnett & Megan M. Smith

19. Everyday Impact of HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders, J. Cobb Scott, Haley Ceremony, & Thomas D. Marcotte

20. The Influence of Depression on Cognition and Daily Functioning, David J. Moore, Raeanne C. Moore, Laura M. Campbell, & J. Hampton Atkinson

21. Cognition and Daily Functioning in Schizophrenia, Amanda McCleery & Michael F. Green

22. Future Directions in the Assessment of Everyday Functioning, Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, Thomas D. Marcotte, & Igor Grant


About the Editors

Thomas D. Marcotte, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Co-Director of the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, and Program Manager of the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program at UCSD. Dr. Marcotte’s research focuses on the development of methods for assessing and predicting the impact of cognitive impairments, as a result of substance use or neurological conditions, on the ability to carry out a broad range of everyday activities, in particular, driving an automobile. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on these topics and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society and Neuropsychology.

Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, PhD, is Regents Professor and H. L. Eastlick Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Washington State University. Dr. Schmitter-Edgecombe’s research focuses on investigating relationships between cognition and everyday functioning, and developing interventions and smart technologies to help delay functional disability and increase the quality of life of individuals with cognitive impairment. Her innovative interdisciplinary work with computer scientists and engineers has improved understanding of factors that can impact the ability to function independently and has led to the development of more ecologically valid assessment methods. She has published widely, serves on the editorial boards of leading neuropsychology journals, and has mentored many graduate students who are making significant contributions to the field.

Igor Grant, MD, is Mary Gilman Marston Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program and the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Grant has contributed extensively to the literature on neuropsychiatry, in particular, on the effects of alcohol abuse, drug abuse, HIV, and other disease states on neurocognitive functioning and underlying brain disease. His work has also touched on the effects of life stress on health. He is founding editor of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society and AIDS and Behavior. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Lifetime Contribution to Neuropsychology Award and the Nelson Butters Award for research contributions to clinical neuropsychology from the National Academy of Neuropsychology.


Amarilis Acevedo, PhD, ABPP/CN, College of Psychology, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Peter A. Arnett, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Kayela Arrotta, PhD, Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

J. Hampton Atkinson, MD,University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Karlene Ball, PhD,University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Terry R. Barclay, PhD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MI

Laura H. Barg-Walkow, PhD, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO

M. Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA,Neurology and Social Work, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Rachel Benz, MSN, RN, CCRM, School of Health Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Anna E. Boone, PhD, MSOT, OTR/L,University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Laura M. Campbell, MS,San Diego State University/ University of California, San Diego, CA

Brian C. Castelluccio, PhD,Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Butler Hospital, Providence, RI

Haley Ceremony, BA, HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center/Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Naomi S. Chaytor, PhD, ABPP, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University, Spokane, WA

Mariana Cherner, PhD,University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Diane J. Cook, PhD, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Rosie E. Curiel Cid, PsyD, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Deirdre R. Dawson, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.),Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto and Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tyler C. Duffield, PhD,Oregon Health and Science Center, Portland, OR

Cara B. Fausset, PhD, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA

Tania Giovannetti, PhD, ABPP-CN,Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Igor Grant, MD, Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research,University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Michael F. Green, PhD, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Robert K. Heaton, PhD, ABPP-CN,University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Charles H. Hinkin, PhD, ABPP,University of California, Los Angeles, and Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA

Lily Kamalyan, MS, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Rujvi Kamat, PhD, ABPP/CN, Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL

Robert Kane, PhD, ABPP-CN, Neuropsychology Associates of Fairfax, LLC, Fairfax, VA

Taylor P. Kuhn, PhD, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Rema A. Lillie, PhD, private practice, Omaha, NE

David A. Loewenstein, PhD, ABPP/CN,Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Thomas D. Marcotte, PhD,Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Luciana Mascarenhas Fonseca, PhD, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University, Spokane, WA

Catherine A. Mateer, PhD, RPsych,University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Joseph A. D. McBride, BS, Neuropsychology and Applied Neuroimaging Laboratory, Missouri Institute of Mental Health, St Louis, MO

Amanda McCleery, PhD,University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Nicole C. R. McLaughlin, PhD,Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Butler Hospital, Providence, RI

Jennifer Merickel, PhD,University of Nebraska Medical Center, Lincoln, NE

David J. Moore, PhD, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Raeanne C. Moore, PhD, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Leslie H. Neipert, PhD, private practice, Missoula, MO

Thomas D. Parsons, PhD, College of Information, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Robert H. Paul, PhD, ABPP/ABCN,University of Missouri–St. Louis, and Missouri Institute of Mental Health, St. Louis, MO

Matthew Rizzo, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Wendy A. Rogers, PhD, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Champaign, IL

Joseph R. Sadek, PhD, ABPP-CN,University of New Mexico,Albuquerque, NM

Lauren E. Salminen, PhD,Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, PhD, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

J. Cobb Scott, PhD,University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Megan M. Smith, PhD, VA Maryland Healthcare System, Baltimore, MD

Catherine Sumida, MA, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Barry Trentham, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Holly A. Tuokko, PhD, RPsych, Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Timothy J. Wolf, OTD, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Matthew J. Wright, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, and Lundquist Institute at Harbor–UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA


Neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists and other rehabilitation specialists, psychiatrists, nurses, and gerontologists.

Course Use

May serve as a text in graduate-level courses.
Previous editions published by Guilford:

First Edition, © 2010
ISBN: 9781606234594
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