Changing Cultural Practices
A Contextualist Framework for Intervention Research
By (author) Anthony Biglan
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Changing Cultural Practices by Anthony Biglan
Book DescriptionDespite significant progress in the behavioral sciences, we have achieved few widespread improvements in our society. Over the past forty years, effective interventions have been developed for many problems of human behavior, but only rarely has our knowledge been translated into changes in the incidence or prevalence of problems. This volume, authored by Oregon Research Institute psychologist Anthony Biglan, provides a framework for learning how to affect the incidence and prevalence of behavior and the larger social systems that influence behavior. In the first part, the book provides a philosophical and theoretical framework for analyzing cultural practices and conducting research on how to change them. It addresses the ethical issues surrounding intentional efforts to change cultural practices. The second part applies this framework to four critically important cultural practices: (a) tobacco use, (b) childrearing, (c) sexism, and (d) environmental preservation. The third part examines how a science for changing cultural practices -- itself a set of cultural practices -- can be developed. This book is relevant for anyone who is concerned with translating what we know about individual behavior into widespread benefits for populations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781878978226
(235mm x 159mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Context Press
Publisher: Context Press
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2011
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Anthony Biglan
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A fascinating look at the evolution of behavioral science, the revolutionary way it's changing the way we live, and how nurturing environments can increase people's well-being in virtually every aspect of our society, from early childhood education to corporate practices. If you want to know how you can help create a better world, read this book.
Helping Adolescents at Risk, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by Anthony Biglan
Reviews knowledge about multiple problem behaviors in adolescence, focusing on "what works" in prevention and treatment. This research is presented on the epidemiology, development, and social costs of four youth problems that frequently co-occur: serious antisocial behavior, drug and alcohol misuse, tobacco smoking, and risky sexual behavior.
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