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ERIC Number: ED176195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Primary Prevention: The Only Course of Action.
Barrios, Billy A.; Peterson, Lizette
Some of the distinguishing features associated with behavioral prevention methodology are discussed. Behaviorists for Social Action have already implicitly identified target populations for preventive interventions, and the two distinct populations which have been identified can form the focus of preventive endeavors. The dissimilar populations are those individuals who are most at-risk for employment problems and those most at-risk for discriminatory hiring. Various research skills which behaviorists must acquire in order to competently initiate and evaluate prevention programs are enumerated: epidemiological research skills, experimental group design, statistics and measurement techniques, sampling techniques, assessment techniques, and psychometric principles. Finally, primary prevention represents the only approach which can effectively and comprehensively deal with critical social problems. (Author/BEF)
Department of Psychology, 201 McAlester, University of Missouri - Columbia, Columbia, MO
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (59th, San Diego, California, April 5-8, 1979)