The science of prevention. A conceptual framework and some directions for a national research program.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

A conceptual framework for studying the prevention of human dysfunction is offered. On the basis of recent advances in research on the development of psychological disorders and methods of preventive intervention, generalizations about the relation of risk and protective factors to disorder are put forward, along with a set of principles for what may be identified as the science of prevention. Emerging themes from the study of human development, in general, need to be incorporated in the models for explaining and preventing serious problems of human adaptation. The article concludes with a set of recommendations for a national prevention research agenda.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Coie, JD; Watt, NF; West, SG; Hawkins, JD; Asarnow, JR; Markman, HJ; Ramey, SL; Shure, MB; Long, B

Published Date

  • October 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1013 - 1022

PubMed ID

  • 8256874

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1935-990X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-066X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037//0003-066x.48.10.1013


  • eng