Editors’ introduction: Prevention as altering the course of development and the complementary purposes of developmental and prevention sciences

Jennifer L. Maggs, John Schulenberg

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Prevention and developmental sciences have many complementary goals and much to gain by collaboration. With random assignment to conditions and long-term multivariate follow-up of individuals across significant years in the life span, fundamental basic and applied research questions can now be addressed using new statistical methods. This special issue includes 4 empirical articles that used growth modeling techniques (hierarchical linear modeling, latent growth curve analyses) to examine direct and indirect effects of theory-based, longitudinal prevention experiments on developmental trajectories of children’s and adolescents’ substance use, delinquency, and school bonding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-200
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Developmental Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2001


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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