Autism 360

Autism 360
Author: Undurti N. Das,Neophytos Papaneophytou,Tatyana El-Kour
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN: 0128184671
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autism 360 Book Excerpt:

Autism 360 uses a hybrid and transdisciplinary methodology to identify mechanisms on how autism is prevented, diagnosed, treated and managed within personal and social constructs around the world. Adopting a lifespan approach, the book discusses lifestyle challenges and emphasizes issues relating to neurodiversity, individuality, best practices, and support of both people on the spectrum and their families. This book will help change population and individual attitudes and behaviors regarding autism. Its ultimate goal is to empower readers to become both agents of change and an integral part of the solution. Covers topics from the prevention and treatment of autism and how to live with it Adopts an integrated methods approach Features field experiences Provides valuable syntheses of scattered material Compares cross-cultural learnings Discusses the education and employment of those with autism

Neurobiological Issues in Autism

Neurobiological Issues in Autism
Author: Eric Schopler,Gary B. Mesibov
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2013-11-22
ISBN: 1489919929
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurobiological Issues in Autism Book Excerpt:

As a division of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at ChapeI Hili, TEACCH has always been involved in the latest biological research on autism and related developmental disabilities. However, until now there has not been sufficient information to justify aseparate volume on this most important topic. Recent advances both in our under standing of the brain and in the technology to facilitate the measurement of neurological functioning have stimulated significant growth, which is reflected in this volume. As with the preceding books in this series, Current Issues in Autism, this volume is based on one of the annual TEACCH conferences held in ChapeI Hili each May. The books are not simply published proceedings of the conference papers, however. lnstead, conference participants are asked to develop chapters around their presentations, and other international experts whose work is beyond the scope of the conference, but related to the major theme, are asked to contribute as weil. These volumes are intended to provide the most current knowledge and professional practice available to us concerning major issues in autism.

Emerging Programs for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Emerging Programs for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author: Neophytos Papaneophytou,Undurti N. Das
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2021-06-10
ISBN: 0323859771
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Programs for Autism Spectrum Disorder Book Excerpt:

Emerging Programs for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Improving Communication, Behavior, and Family Dynamics brings forward a hybrid and a transdisciplinary methodology to identify methods used to diagnose, treat, and manage those with autism within personal and social constructs and values building exemplary international experiences from across the globe. Luminary experts offer their superb level of expertise through their research, experience, and clinical work. The book addresses all the aspects of care, lifespan, and lifestyle issues from treatment to living. It will emphasize issues related to neurodiversity, individuality, best practices, and support of people on the Autism Spectrum and their families. In addition, this book includes specific case studies, highlighting family experiences and the application of best practices by therapists thereof. Provides a multidisciplinary approach of the diagnosis, management and treatment of autism spectrum disorders Includes specific case studies highlighting family experiences Emphasizes issues related to neurodiversity, individuality and improving quality of life

Handbook of Parent Child Interaction Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Handbook of Parent Child Interaction Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum
Author: Cheryl Bodiford McNeil,Lauren Borduin Quetsch,Cynthia M. Anderson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 761
Release: 2019-02-06
ISBN: 3030032132
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Parent Child Interaction Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum Book Excerpt:

This handbook offers a theoretical foundation for the adaptation of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. The volume examines current treatments for children with ASD and provides a rationale for why PCIT is considered a strong option to address many of the concerns found within this population of children and families. It presents an overview of PCIT theory, the goals of PCIT, the unique aspects of the treatment, and the exceptional outcomes. The handbook demonstrates the versatility of PCIT in conjunction with standard science-based therapies in addressing specific behavioral problems in this young population. Chapters provide a theoretical basis for PCIT, the empirical evidence for its efficacy, clinical considerations, and training issues. Chapters also offer a selection of case studies that help illustrate how PCIT has been successful in treating children with autism. The handbook concludes by identifying the gaps that need to be addressed by future research. Topics featured in the Handbook include: A clinical description of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. The effects of medication for individuals with ASD. The importance of parent-child interactions in social communication and development. Teaching complex social behavior to children with ASD. Internet-delivered PCIT (I-PCIT) for children with autism. Child-Directed Interaction treatments for children with ASD. Parent-Directed Interaction treatments for children on the autism spectrum. The Handbook of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, clinicians/practitioners/therapists, and graduate students across many interrelated disciplines, including child and school psychology, behavioral therapy, social work, child and adolescent psychiatry, pediatrics, and family studies as well as occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavior analysis, and speech therapy.

The Autism Revolution

The Autism Revolution
Author: Dr. Martha Herbert,Karen Weintraub
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN: 0345527216
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Autism Revolution Book Excerpt:

“An in-depth, scientific—yet hopeful and positive—look at how the brain and body work together . . . [Dr. Martha Herbert] has developed a new way of seeing autism.”—Library Journal After years of treating patients and analyzing scientific data, Harvard Medical School researcher and clinician Dr. Martha Herbert offers a revolutionary new view of autism and a transformative strategy for dealing with it. Autism, she concludes, is not a hardwired impairment programmed into a child’s genes and destined to remain fixed forever. Instead, it is the result of a cascade of events, many seemingly minor. And while other doctors may dismiss your child’s physical symptoms—the anxiety, sensory overload, sleeplessness, frequent illnesses or seizures—as coincidental or irrelevant, Dr. Herbert sees them as vital clues to what the underlying problems are, and how to help. Drawing from the newest research, technologies, and insights, as well as inspiring case studies of both children and adults, Dr. Herbert guides you toward restoring health and resiliency in your loved one with autism. Her specific recommendations aim to provide optimal nutrition, reduce toxic exposures, limit stress, and open the door to learning and creativity. As thousands of families who have cobbled together these solutions themselves already know, this program can have dramatic benefits—for your child with autism, and for you, your whole family, and perhaps your next baby as well. “Invaluable . . . a must-read . . . Dr. Martha Herbert gets it. She not only gets it, but she puts it out there in an awesome book so the rest of us can get it, too.”—Autism Watch “[Herbert] goes further than most autism specialists. Her impressive science background merges with common sense and even intuitive sense [making] complex scientific and medical materials seamlessly blend with a holistic viewpoint.”—Relieve Autism “Hope and practical guidance . . . With this easy-to-read book, parents can gain wisdom on how to guide your child to achieve a healthy and thriving life.”—Mom Central

A Positive Approach to Autism

A Positive Approach to Autism
Author: Stella Waterhouse
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9781853028083
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Positive Approach to Autism Book Excerpt:

In "A Positive Approach to Autism, " Waterhouse investigates the autistic perception on the world, and defines what autism is in terms of causes, symptoms and behaviors, including a thorough explanation of current theories on brain structure. As well as describing medical treatments, Waterhouse examines how the more distressing symptoms of autism can be dealt with through diet, homeopathy, play therapy, and other alternative treatments. This is a practical and sympathetic book, which should be read by all those whose children are diagnosed with autism.

Rethinking Autism

Rethinking Autism
Author: Lynn Waterhouse
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2012-12-17
ISBN: 0123914132
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Autism Book Excerpt:

The media, scientific researchers, and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual all refer to "autism" as if it were a single disorder or a single disorder over a spectrum. However, autism is unlike any single disorder in a variety of ways. No single brain deficit is found to cause it, no single drug is found to affect it, and no single cause or cure has been found despite tremendous research efforts to find same. Rethinking Autism reviews the scientific research on causes, symptomology, course, and treatment done to date...and draws the potentially shocking conclusion that "autism" does not exist as a single disorder. The conglomeration of symptoms exists, but like fever, those symptoms aren’t a disease in themselves, but rather a result of some other cause(s). Only by ceasing to think of autism as a single disorder can we ever advance research to more accurately parse why these symptoms occur and what the different and varied causes may be. Autism is a massive worldwide problem with increasing prevalence rates, now thought to be as high as 1 in 38 children (Korea) and 1 in 100 children (CDC- US) Autism is the 3rd most common developmental disability; 400,000 people in the United States alone have autism Autism affects the entire brain, including communication, social behavior, and reasoning and is lifelong There is no known cause and no cure Funding for autism research quadrupled from 1995 to 2000 up to $45 million, and the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee has recommended $1 billion funding from 2010-2015

Facing Autism

Facing Autism
Author: Lynn M. Hamilton
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-09-30
ISBN: 0307569039
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing Autism Book Excerpt:

Don't Let Autism Have the Last Word in Your Child's Life. Perhaps one of the most devastating things you can learn as a parent is that your child has been diagnosed with autism. A multifaceted disorder, autism has long baffled parents and professionals alike. At one time, doctors gave parents virtually no hope for combating the disorder. But in recent years, new treatments and therapies have demonstrated that improvement is possible. With intensive, early intervention, some children have recovered from autism and have been integrated into school, indistinguishable from their peers. Discover ten things you can do to begin battling your child's autism right now. See why Applied Behavior Analysis has become parents' treatment of choice, and examine its impressive results. Get information on cutting-edge biomedical treatments such as secretin and immunotherapy. Learn how dietary intervention can positively impact your child's behavior. Find out what additional therapies can offer - including sensory and auditory integration. Explore loving ways to keep your family together when your world is torn apart. Children with autism do have the possibility to improve greatly, and some even overcome the effects of autism, if appropriate therapies are begun early enough. Discover the steps you can take today to begin the fight for your child's future in Facing Autism.

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Mental Health Treatment

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Mental Health Treatment
Author: Guazzaroni, Giuliana
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-11-02
ISBN: 1522571698
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Mental Health Treatment Book Excerpt:

Medical and technological organizations have recently developed therapy and assistance solutions that venture beyond what is considered conventional for individuals with various mental health conditions and behavioral disorders such as autism, Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety disorders, phobias, and learning difficulties. Through the use of virtual and augmented reality, researchers are working to provide alternative therapy methods to treat these conditions, while studying the long-term effects the treatment has on patients. Virtual and Augmented Reality in Mental Health Treatment provides innovative insights into the use and durability of virtual reality as a treatment for various behavioral and emotional disorders and health problems. The content within this publication represents the work of e-learning, digital psychology, and quality of care. It is designed for psychologists, psychiatrists, professionals, medical staff, educators, and researchers, and covers topics centered on medical and therapeutic applications of artificial intelligence and simulated environment.

Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism 2010 2011

Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism 2010 2011
Author: Ken Siri
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 850
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN: 1626367760
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism 2010 2011 Book Excerpt:

For parents of children with autism, research is a full-time job. For parents with limited time, ability, or resources to do this, Ken Siri and Tony Lyons have compiled the latest in autism theory, research, and treatment. Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism contains contributions from more than eighty experts on a variety of therapies, models, and multifaceted evaluation and treatment centers. Each contributor gives the reader a basic description of the topic, including its scientific rationale, development, risks, and benefits. Siri and Lyons include the therapies of the future, focusing on current clinical trials, ongoing research, and the researchers striving to better understand autism and find new treatments.

Outsmarting Autism Updated and Expanded

Outsmarting Autism  Updated and Expanded
Author: Patricia S. Lemer
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN: 1623173213
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outsmarting Autism Updated and Expanded Book Excerpt:

Nautilus Award Winner, 2019--Silver in Parenting & Family A comprehensive resource for parents, therapists, caregivers, and educators, packed with lifelong strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) management and support Newly revised and updated, this user-friendly guide addresses autism identification, treatment, and prevention from pre-conception through adulthood. Outsmarting Autism describes more than 50 practical approaches with proven efficacy, including lifestyle modification, dietary considerations, and boosting the immune system. After health improves, focus turns to developing the sensory foundations for communication, social skills, and learning. Patricia Lemer's approach is grounded in research on multifactorial causes, or "Total Load Theory," which explains that developmental delays are caused not by one single factor, but by an overload of environmental stressors on genetically vulnerable individuals. Because every person with autism is unique, this book guides readers to the therapies that may be right for each individual, helping to make the difference between management and healing. New research on topics like stem cells, cannabis, and dentistry is now included.

Simple Autism Strategies for Home and School

Simple Autism Strategies for Home and School
Author: Sarah Cobbe
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2019-03-21
ISBN: 1784508179
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simple Autism Strategies for Home and School Book Excerpt:

Offering a unique overview of a child's point of view of life with autism, this guidebook will help parents and teachers better understand how this condition is experienced in day to day life. Organised by topic for easy reference, it explores the issues that can arise in everyday situations from toilet training to homework. Learning points, situation-specific activities, and further resources offer practical guidance, while discussion tools such as original poetry illustrate the perspectives of children with autism. Concise and accessible, this book takes a creative approach to understanding autism, and will be an invaluable reference book.

Real VR Immersive Digital Reality

Real VR     Immersive Digital Reality
Author: Marcus Magnor,Alexander Sorkine-Hornung
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN: 3030418162
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real VR Immersive Digital Reality Book Excerpt:

With the advent of consumer-market Virtual Reality (VR) technology, the next revolution in visual entertainment is already on the horizon: real VR will enable us to experience live-action movies, sports broadcasts, concert videos, etc. in true visual (and aural) immersion. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the algorithms and methods that make it possible to immerse into real-world recordings. It brings together the expertise of internationally renowned experts from academia and industry who present the state of the art in this fascinating, interdisciplinary new research field. Written by and for scientists, engineers, and practitioners, this book is the definitive reference for anyone interested in finding out about how to import the real world into head-mounted displays.

1 001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys

1 001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys
Author: Ken Siri
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2010-10-23
ISBN: 1628732164
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1 001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys Book Excerpt:

Current research shows that as many as one in seventy boys in the United States now has autism. Parents of these boys become full-time researchers, always looking for the latest information on doctors, education, and treatments. After countless hours of study, Ken Siri shares what he has learned. Following his comprehensive guide to treatment options, Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism, he now presents the essential guide to parenting a boy with autism. In 1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys you will learn about navigating puberty with your son including issues such as personal hygiene, inappropriate touching, and sex. Parents of autistic boys contend with many unique problems due to increases in size, strength, and aggression as the boy ages. How do you keep both yourself and your son safe when he is suddenly twice your size? Other topics will include: Teaching your son about grooming, washing, and deodorant Choosing a school Getting insurance to cover treatments How to handle bullying Legal issues and Medicaid pros and cons Maintaining a social life for both you and your son Handling marital stress and divorce Where to go on vacation And many more! From what to do when you first suspect your son might have autism, to coping with the first diagnosis, to following up with comprehensive evaluation, continuing education, and treatment, 1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys is the book that every parent of an autistic boy needs.

An Evidence Based Guide to Combining Interventions with Sensory Integration in Pediatric Practice

An Evidence Based Guide to Combining Interventions with Sensory Integration in Pediatric Practice
Author: Erna Imperatore Blanche,Clare Giuffrida,Mary Hallway,Bryant Edwards,Lisa A. Test
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2021-11-23
ISBN: 1000481670
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Evidence Based Guide to Combining Interventions with Sensory Integration in Pediatric Practice Book Excerpt:

This book offers practical ideas on the combination of sensory integration theory principles with other evidence-based approaches in the evaluation and treatment of multifaceted issues in children with disabilities. Using the ICF Model, a Clinical Reasoning Model, and featuring numerous case studies, the opening chapters focus on the evidence for combining intervention approaches with diagnoses most often encountered in clinical practice. The latter half of the book covers the delivery of services using blended intervention approaches in different settings, such as the school, the hospital, and in nature. Featured are existing community programs illustrating the combination of approaches in practice. Appendices include reproducible resources, a guide to assessments, and approaches. The text will guide occupational therapists and other health professionals working with children and adolescents across a variety of settings in using clinical reasoning skills in a systematic manner that will lead to better interventions.

A2 Level Psychology

A2 Level Psychology
Author: Michael W. Eysenck
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 814
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN: 1351226401
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A2 Level Psychology Book Excerpt:

This thoroughly updated edition of the bestselling Psychology for A2 Level has been written specifically for the new AQA-A Psychology A2-level specification for teaching from September 2009. It is the ideal follow-up to AS Level Psychology, 4th edition by the same author, but also to any AS-level textbook. This full-colour book, which builds on the ideas and insights explored at AS Level to promote a deeper understanding of psychology, is written in an engaging and accessible style by a highly experienced author. It incorporates contributions, advice and feedback from a host of A-Level teachers and psychologists including Philip Banyard, Evie Bentley, Clare Charles, Diana Dwyer, Mark Griffiths and Craig Roberts. At this level, students select options from a range of specified topics and this book includes chapters on all of the compulsory and optional topics that are on the new A2 syllabus in sufficient depth for the requirements of the course. It has a new focus on the nature and scope of psychology as a science with an emphasis on how science works, and guidance on how to engage students in practical scientific research activities. Presented in a clear, reader-friendly layout, the book is packed with advice on exam technique, hints and tips to give students the best chance possible of achieving the highest grade. The book is supported by our comprehensive package of online student and teacher resources, A2 Psychology Online. Student resources feature a wealth of multimedia materials to bring the subject to life, including our new A2 revision guide and A2 Workbook, multiple choice quizzes, revision question tips, interactive exercises and podcasts by key figures in psychology. Teacher resources include a teaching plan, chapter-by-chapter lecture presentations, and classroom exercises and activities.

The Practitioner s Guide to Psychoactive Drugs

The Practitioner   s Guide to Psychoactive Drugs
Author: Alan J. Gelenberg,Ellen L. Bassuk,Stephen C. Schoonover
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN: 1475711379
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Practitioner s Guide to Psychoactive Drugs Book Excerpt:

In the eight years since the publication of the second edition of this Guide, psycho phannacotherapy has made many advances not only through the discovery of new medications but by the effective directing of their use to an ever-increasing variety of clinical disorders. These welcome developments are reflected in the concurrent growth and development of the Guide itself, which now enters adulthood with renewed vigor. Under the thoughtful and scholarly leadership of Dr. Alan Gelenberg, the third edition has undergone a significant transformation designed to meet the needs of the modem clinician. The panel of contributors is nearly double that of the former edition with the addition of nine new authors, who have helped in the major revision and rewriting of the text and in a broadening of the topics included. As a conse quence, the reader is assured of a thorough and thoroughly up-to-date coverage of current psychopharmacology that is both accurate and aimed at clinical utility. Having reached maturity, the third edition, while maintaining the lineaments of its earlier versions, is a considerably expanded and strengthened guide to treatment. Although now more encyclopedic in content, the new Practitioner' s Guide to Psy choactive Drugs retains the virtues of a clinical vade mecum that informed its predecessors and have eamed it a place by the patient's bedside for weIl over a decade. One may confidently anticipate its long and flourishing career in the years ahead. John C. Nemiah, M.D.

Environmental and Architectural Psychology

Environmental and Architectural Psychology
Author: Ian Donald
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-06-15
ISBN: 1000592618
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental and Architectural Psychology Book Excerpt:

Environmental and Architectural Psychology: The Basics is a jargon-free and accessible introduction to the relationship between people and their natural and built environment. Exploring everything from the effectiveness of open plan offices to how people respond to life-threatening disasters, the book addresses issues around sustainability, climate change, and behaviour, and is grounded in theory and ideas drawn from psychology, geography, and architecture. Author Ian Donald introduces both the theoretical underpinnings and the applications of environment-behaviour research to solving real world problems, encouraging readers to reflect on the role of design and policy in shaping the environments in which they live and work. With chapters considering the impact of environment on identity, wellbeing, crime, and spatial behaviour, Donald shows us not only how people shape and affect the environment, but also in turn how the environment shapes and affects people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Addressing some of the most important questions of our time, including how behaviour drives climate change, and what we can do about it, this is the ideal book for anyone interested in the interactions between architecture, the environment, and psychology.

Gut Microbiome in Neurological Health and Disorders

Gut Microbiome in Neurological Health and Disorders
Author: Amit Kumar Tripathi,Malini Kotak
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2022-09-04
ISBN: 9811945306
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gut Microbiome in Neurological Health and Disorders Book Excerpt:

This book provides an overview of bidirectional communication between gut-microbiome-brain, pathways, nutrients, and metabolites that are involved in microbiota gut-brain axis (MGBA) interactions. Further it reviews the relevance of this axis in the neurological disorders and potential therapeutic interventions, involving gut microbiome or probiotics and prebiotics which can ameliorate the neurological disorders. The book examines the role of gut microbiota in the establishment and hemostasis of innate immune response and explores the possibility of development of microbiome-targeted therapeutic interventions. Notably, the book discusses the role of the gut microbiota and immune system on the maintenance of brain functions and the development of neurological disorders. It also highlights the recent advances in improving neurological diseases by phytochemicals, prebiotics and probiotics. This book is useful for researchers working in neuropharmacology, Clinical Research, toxicology, neurodegeneration, and stroke biology.

Heinz Werner and Developmental Science

Heinz Werner and Developmental Science
Author: Jaan Valsiner
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2006-11-22
ISBN: 0306486776
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heinz Werner and Developmental Science Book Excerpt:

Heinz Werner (1890-1964) was one of the three key developmental psychologists of the 20th century – along with Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky. This book is a new exploration of Werner’s ideas and their social contexts – in Vienna in his student years, in Hamburg up to 1933, followed by the years of transit as an immigrant to America at times of economic depression, finally culminating in his establishment of the prominent "Clark tradition" in American psychology in the 1950s. The book offers an in-depth analysis of Werner’s ideas as they were originally formulated in Vienna and Hamburg, and how they were changed by North American influences. Werner’s pivotal role between European and American intellectual traditions is illuminated through the use of rich memories of his former students, unique documents from Werner’s personal library at Clark, and analyses of links with other European traditions in philosophy and biological sciences. The European period (prior to 1933) in Werner’s academic life is found to be definitive for Werner’s contributions to science. The ideas developed in his early career continued in the form of a productive empirical research program in the 1950s at Clark. An analysis of the social-intellectual climate of the development of psychology in America in the 1950s is a special feature of this book that will further enhance an understanding of Werner’s unique contribution This book will be of interest to developmental psychologists, sociologists and historians of science, philosophers, practitioners working in special education and neuropsychology, and for general readers interested in the history of ideas and life courses of scientists.