Download e-book for iPad: Defining Prevention Science (Advances in Prevention Science) by Zili Sloboda,Hanno Petras

By Zili Sloboda,Hanno Petras

Whoever coined the adage "an ounce of prevention is worthy a pound of remedy" couldn't have identified how very important this adage could develop into. The problem of changing the future health trajectories of negative way of life judgements for such behaviors as smoking, ingesting and utilizing illicit medications, violence, chucking up the sponge of faculty, engagement in dicy sexual behaviors and crime via prevention learn has resulted in a brand new self-discipline, prevention science.

Defining Prevention Science covers this rising box of technological know-how: its ambitions, its conceptual and theoretical foundations, its equipment and particularly its application. no longer content material to easily differentiate the sector from its shut allies: epidemiology, psychology, neuroscience, sociology, economics, the textual content explains how those many disciplines improve one another at either examine and intervention degrees and the way prevention technology attracts on those organic, behavioral and social sciences to create an cutting edge wisdom base that has supplied reasonably-priced, evidence-based prevention interventions and guidelines. To this finish, prevalent developmental benchmarks are recast in prevention/health merchandising context, from the the most important significance of youth in encountering and deterring high-risk behaviors to the hazards and resiliencies of single-mother households. a global team of members deals present findings, updated tools for powerful evidence-based interventions and enhancements in examine applied sciences in those key areas:

  • Physical, cognitive and emotional vulnerability around the existence course.
  • The roles of developmental affects in prevention.
  • Intervention improvement, supply and implementation.
  • Bringing the intervention method of learn design.
  • New instructions in analytic methods.
  • Cost research and coverage implications.

Advances in Prevention technology: Defining Prevention Science goals to encourage additional refinements within the box and inspire conversation between researchers in its personal and comparable disciplines, together with public wellbeing and fitness, epidemiology, psychology, and criminology. this is often the 1st quantity within the sequence, Advances in Prevention technological know-how, that offers the framework for different quantity that might concentrate on such concerns as: Prevention technological know-how in class Settings: complicated Relationships and techniques; fighting Crime and Violence and The Prevention of Substance Use.

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