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 four empirical papers 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.
Volume 5, Number 4, 2001
Contents: J.L. Maggs, J. Schulenberg, Editors' Introduction: Prevention as Altering the Course of Development and the Complementary Purposes of Developmental and Prevention Sciences. F. Vitaro, M. Brendgen, R.E. Tremblay, Preventive Intervention: Assessing Its Effects on the Trajectories of Delinquency and Testing for Mediational Processes. F. Poulin, T.J. Dishion, B Burraston, 3-Year Iatrogenic Effects Associated With Aggregating High-Risk Adolescents in Cognitive-Behavioral Preventive Interventions. J.D. Hawkins, J. Guo, K.G. Hill, S. Battin-Pearson, R.D. Abbott, Long-Tern Effects of the Seattle Social Development Intervention on School Bonding Trajectories. J. Schulenberg, J.L. Maggs, Moving Targets: Modeling Developmental Trajectories of Adolescent Alcohol Misuse, Individual and Peer Risk Factors, and Intervention Effects. R.M. Lerner, Promoting Promotion in the Development of Prevention Science.