Behavioral Approaches to Prevention

  • Larry Michelson


Man’s search for a more rewarding existence occasionally leads him to ponder the possibility of a world free of disease, ignorance, poverty, and hostility. From Plato to Skinner, Utopias seem to touch upon some inherent and common soft spot within all of us. Indeed, aspirations for a more harmonious and rational future seem to cut across political, religious, and philosophical ideologies. Considerable thought and effort have been put forth delineating man’s problems and how they might best be alleviated. Solutions range from mundane to spiritual, with myriad forms and hues in between. It is the purpose of this chapter to review and suggest how one alternative (i.e., prevention) may provide one of the necessary answers to the question of how to make a better tomorrow.


Genetic Counseling Primary Prevention Behavior Therapy Behavioral Medicine Foster Parent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Larry Michelson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

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