Typical and Atypical Development: From Conception to Adolescence
December 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
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'Professor Herbert summarizes very complicated material in a succinct, authoritative and accessible manner. He successfully integrates findings from biology, genetics, developmental and clinical psychology and places them within an appropriate cross-cultural context. This forms the basis for evidence based practice in the 21st century and is an invaluable aide-mémoire to all working with children.' William Yule, PhD, Professor of Applied Child Psychology, University of London Institute of Psychiatry
"Martin Herbert provides comprehensive and interesting coverage of a core area of psychology - along with definition and discussion of the less core, more clinical aspects of the subject ... This is an intriguing combination of student textbook and descriptive handbook that will interest undergraduate and postgraduate alike, both in psychology and the more clinical areas of study. I'm sure students will find it a useful resource" Dr Rowan Myron, University of Hull, The Psychologist, August 2003, Vol 16, No.8
"Martin Herbert succeeds in this volume, as he has in many earlier volumes, in presenting complex material and issues in an understandable and authoritative manner. This is no mean feat, and is achieved with an elegant and engaging style ... Throughout the book Herbert skilfully succeeds in addressing issues of clinical and educational psychology and interweaving these with developmental, social and cognitive psychology ... Students and their teachers from a range of programmes will find this book invaluable as a resource: nurse, teacher, psychologist, and other medical professionals will benefit from possessing the book as a source book which provides infomation on a wide range of developmental problems. At a time when there is an increasing interest in, and concern with, the development of children and young people and the ways in which the environment in its widest sense can influence development, this book transcends the traditional distinction between nature and nurture and provides a clinically sensitive and academically authoritative account of normal and atypical development. As stated by Thomas Ollendick on the back cover, 'it is a volume whose time has come'." Ingrid Lunt, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Vol. 45, No. 6, September 2004