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The Nature and Functions of the Agentic Self

Patrick McNamara

in The Cognitive Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's Disease

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016087
eISBN:
9780262298360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016087.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter defines the term ”agentic self” and discusses its nature and functions. The agentic self is defined as the aspect of human personality that is determined by future assessments of one’s ... More


Impairment of the Agentic Self in Parkinson’s Disease: Cognitive Deficits in Parkinson’s Disease

Patrick McNamara

in The Cognitive Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's Disease

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016087
eISBN:
9780262298360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016087.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter explains that agentic self functions are damaged in Parkinson’s disease (PD). This evidence helps in understanding the common cognitive operations of the agentic self along with the ... More


The Neurology of the Agentic Self

Patrick McNamara

in The Cognitive Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's Disease

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016087
eISBN:
9780262298360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016087.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter deals with the neurological aspect of the agentic self. It states that the agentic self needs to control immediate impulses to achieve better results and fulfil future objectives, and to ... More


Evolutionary Perspectives on the Agentic Self, Its Neural Networks, and Parkinson’s Disease

Patrick McNamara

in The Cognitive Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's Disease

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016087
eISBN:
9780262298360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016087.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter reveals that evolving behavioral patterns in the agentic self play a key role in the onset of Parkinson’s disease (PD). An individual is diagnosed with PD when he or she places more ... More


Rehabilitation of the Agentic Self

Patrick McNamara

in The Cognitive Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's Disease

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016087
eISBN:
9780262298360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016087.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter suggests some measures that can be taken to rehabilitate the impaired agentic self in Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients. It suggests certain tasks to be designed for PD patients ... More


The Agentic Self and Personality Changes in Parkinson’s Disease

Patrick McNamara

in The Cognitive Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's Disease

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016087
eISBN:
9780262298360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016087.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter explains that impairment of the agentic self and weak functioning of neural networks play a key role in the onset of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Weak functioning of brain networks is ... More


Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease

Patrick McNamara

in The Cognitive Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's Disease

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016087
eISBN:
9780262298360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016087.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on explaining impulse control disorders (ICD) in Parkinson’s disease (PD). A PD patient suffers from ICD when he or she loses control over impulses associated with the ... More


Sleep Disorders of Parkinson’s Disease

Patrick McNamara

in The Cognitive Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's Disease

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016087
eISBN:
9780262298360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016087.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter finds that Parkinson’s disease (PD) manifests itself in the agentic self impairments, which emerge due to weak cognitive processes and lack of coordination in neural networks. The ... More


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