Implementation Intentions: Examining the Social Implications of Establishing Metacognitive Processes which Bypass the Neuropsychological Planning Fallacy of Self-Employed Adult Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome
Date of Award
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)
Mary Ann Foley
This final project will be examining how to bypass the neuropsychological cognitive executive functioning errors that lead to a planning fallacy, a continual underestimation of task duration even with knowledge of correct estimation, of adult individuals with Asperger's Syndrome. Due to these errors, many of these individuals look to self-employment as an economic solution to the rigid constraints of the existing occupational environment. Although self-employment is a viable option, the errors need to be corrected for successful ventures. The proper means to correct these errors is through the use of metacognitive processes called implementation intentions; which create concrete plans of action to facilitate goal oriented behavior. The implications of this research suggest that these individuals can create more appropriate cognitive and metacognitive functioning skills that enable them to interact and work more productively and efficiently within their families and communities, benefiting psychologically, sociologically, and economically.
Palmer, Kate, "Implementation Intentions: Examining the Social Implications of Establishing Metacognitive Processes which Bypass the Neuropsychological Planning Fallacy of Self-Employed Adult Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome" (2013). MALS Final Projects, 1995-2019. 90.