Stepping Backward in Order to Step Forward. An Acquisition-Oriented Approach to Primary Prevention

Laurie Chassin, Clark Presson, Steven J. Sherman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

39 Scopus citations

Abstract

There is ongoing debate over how much information about the acquisition of a target behavior is necessary before implementing primary prevention programs. The current article highlights the potential contributions of an acquisition-based approach to primary prevention. Examples of how understanding the acquisition process can benefit primary prevention are provided from a longitudinal study of the initiation of adolescent cigarette smoking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)612-622
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of consulting and clinical psychology
Volume53
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Stepping Backward in Order to Step Forward. An Acquisition-Oriented Approach to Primary Prevention'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this