Advances in Prevention Science

Defining Prevention Science

Editors: Sloboda, Zili, Petras, Hanno (Eds.)

  • First volume in the new series, Advances in Prevention Science
  • Extensive coverage of epidemiological and statistical methods used in prevention research
  • Brings together experts in the design and analysis of intervention trials
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Whoever coined the adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" could not have known how important this adage would become. The challenge of altering the health trajectories of poor lifestyle decisions for such behaviors as smoking, drinking and using illicit drugs, violence, dropping out of school, engagement in risky sexual behaviors and crime through prevention research has led to a new discipline, prevention science.

Defining Prevention Science covers this emerging field of science: its goals, its conceptual and theoretical foundations, its methods and especially its utility. Not content to simply differentiate the field from its close allies: epidemiology, psychology, neuroscience, sociology, economics, the text explains how these many disciplines enhance each other at both research and intervention levels and how prevention science draws on these biological, behavioral and social sciences to create an innovative knowledge base that has provided cost-effective, evidence-based prevention interventions and policies. To this end, familiar developmental benchmarks are recast in prevention/health promotion context, from the crucial importance of adolescence in encountering and deterring high-risk behaviors to the risks and resiliencies of single-mother families. An international group of contributors offers current findings, up-to-date methods for effective evidence-based interventions and improvements in research technologies in these key areas:

  • Physical, cognitive and emotional vulnerability across the life course.
  • The roles of developmental influences in prevention.
  • Intervention development, delivery and implementation.
  • Bringing the intervention approach to research design.
  • New directions in analytic methods.
  • Cost analysis and policy implications.

Advances in Prevention Science: Defining Prevention Science aims to inspire further refinements in the field and encourage communication among researchers in its own and related disciplines, including public health, epidemiology, psychology, and criminology. This is the first volume in the series, Advances in Prevention Science, that provides the framework for other volume that will focus on such issues as: Prevention Science in School Settings: Complex Relationships and Processes; Preventing Crime and Violence and The Prevention of Substance Use.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Prevention Science: An Epidemiological Approach

    Cordova, David (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Benchmarks, Developmental Challenges, and Risks During the Prenatal and Infancy Period

    Rauh, Hellgard (et al.)

    Pages 27-57

  • Childhood and the Entry into Adolescence: A Pivotal Period in Health-Related Behaviors and Prevention

    Graber, Julia A. (et al.)

    Pages 59-86

  • Adolescence and Early Adulthood

    Kim-Spoon, Jungmeen (et al.)

    Pages 87-112

  • Stressors and Vulnerabilities in Middle and Old Age: Opportunities for Prevention

    Rebok, George W. (et al.)

    Pages 113-133

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Defining Prevention Science
Editors
  • Zili Sloboda
  • Hanno Petras
Series Title
Advances in Prevention Science
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-7424-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-7424-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7423-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7976-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 626
Number of Illustrations and Tables
39 b/w illustrations
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