Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-cxxix
  2. Foundation Topics in Primary Prevention and Health Promotion

    1. Martin Bloom, Thomas P. Gullotta
      Pages 3-12
    2. Paula B. Repetto, Margarita Bernales, Báltica Cabieses
      Pages 13-31
    3. Jonathan C. Miles, Rachele C. Espiritu, Neal M. Horen, Joyce K. Sebian, Elizabeth Z. Waetzig, Gary M. Blau
      Pages 32-47
    4. Morton M. Silverman
      Pages 48-68
    5. Jacob Kraemer Tebes, Joy S. Kaufman, Christian M. Connell, Cindy A. Crusto, Nghi D. Thai
      Pages 69-101
    6. Frederic G. Reamer
      Pages 112-123
    7. John A. Stewart, Susan M. Randolph
      Pages 124-137
    8. Sally M. Hage, Kristin L. McLaughlin, Michelle Murray
      Pages 149-163
    9. Maureen V. Himchak
      Pages 191-215
    10. Alexander Camacho, Nancy Kennedy
      Pages 224-235
    11. Catherine L. Tannahill, Tracy Sutherland
      Pages 236-247
    12. Diane Hawkins-Cox, Jeffrey R. Harris, Ross C. Brownson, Alice S. Ammerman, Barbara Sajor Gray
      Pages 248-273
    13. Milton F. Shore
      Pages 274-277
    14. E. Scott Geller, Thomas R. Cunningham, Jan Willem Bolderdijk
      Pages 278-293
    15. Brian D. Christens, Darcy A. Freedman
      Pages 303-314
    16. Frederic E. Shaw, Christopher P. Ogolla, David A. Sleet, Leslie Dorigo
      Pages 328-334
    17. Jay A. Mancini, Amy Laura Arnold, James A. Martin, Gary L. Bowen
      Pages 335-351
    18. Richard I. Evans, Clayton Neighbors
      Pages 352-362
    19. James E. Maddux, David B. Feldman, C. R. Snyder
      Pages 363-372
    20. Robert E. Low, Blair T. Johnson, Joshua M. Lawrence
      Pages 373-386
    21. Robert H. Keefe, Kenneth A. Lachlan
      Pages 387-397
    22. David C. Henderson, Aaron Sarvet, Julia R. Carney
      Pages 398-416
    23. Abner Rayapati, Janani Venugopalakrishnan, Lakshman Gandham, Fareesh Hobbs Kanga, Catherine A. Martin
      Pages 417-430
    24. Wilson Vincent, Dominic J. Parrott, John L. Peterson
      Pages 431-443
    25. Richard V. Briscoe, Debra Mowery, Estrellita “Lo” Berry, Deborah A. Austin
      Pages 461-479
    26. Stephanie Craig Rushing, Bridget Canniff, Wendee Gardner, Megan Hoopes, Victoria Warren-Mears, Jacqueline Left Hand Bull–Delahunt
      Pages 480-489
    27. Wooksoo Kim, Robert H. Keefe, Braden K. Linn
      Pages 490-504
    28. Nelly Rojas Schwan
      Pages 505-516
    29. Emily A. Fisher
      Pages 517-524
    30. Thomas P. Gullotta, Martin Bloom
      Pages 525-532
  3. Early Childhood and Childhood

    1. Preston A. Britner, Samantha A. Goodrich, Sharon G. Portwood
      Pages 535-545
    2. Preston A. Britner, Jodie K. Comer, Sharon G. Portwood
      Pages 546-554
    3. Douglas Smith, Andrew Stuck, Brayton Tompkins
      Pages 555-564
    4. Miriam Mulsow, Melinda Corwin, Adam Schwebach, Shu Yuan
      Pages 565-572
    5. Pamela Orpinas, Arthur M. Horne
      Pages 573-580
    6. Alyce D. Fly, James E. Klaunig
      Pages 581-587
    7. Frank R. Lilly
      Pages 598-609
    8. Charlotte W. Lewis
      Pages 610-624
    9. Clare Roberts
      Pages 625-635
    10. Adam E. Barry
      Pages 636-647

About this book


Public Health is one of the fastest growing university programs in the United States today. At the same time, the challenges that face the practitioner continue to grow and become more complex. This Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion, 2nd ed covers more than 250 topics, taking a lifespan approach to the fields of public health and prevention. The encyclopedia is divided into four volumes: 1. Foundational Topics 2. Early Childhood and Childhood 3. Adolescence 4. Adulthood and Older Adulthood Within each volume, issues of illness prevention and health promotion (sometimes referred to as "positive psychology") are addressed in chapter-length entries arranged alphabetically. An international group of contributors synthesizes research focusing on improving the physical and mental health of the community as a whole. Each entry will have a structured format: Introduction, Definition of Terms, Prevalence, Theories, Empirical Studies, and Strategies (What Works, What Is Promising, What Doesn't Work). Each entry concludes with a look ahead to the coming decades of Public Health - what are the next steps to primary prevention and health promotion - and a "See Also" box recommending books, films, or articles by the editors for further reading. The encyclopedia is designed for practitioners, students, and researchers working in prevention, public health, and psychology. It will also serve as reference for practitioners in sociology, social work, nursing and medicine. The second edition more than doubles the number of entries in the first edition by adding entries focusing on gender, African American and Latino issues, social support, social and emotional learning, and physical health and disease. All entries from the first edition will be rewritten and expanded, reflecting the most up to date thinking in the field.


Behavioral interventions Cancer Delinquency Disease Prevention HIV Health Promotion Injury Mental health Prevention science Primary prevention Substance abuse

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas P. Gullotta
    • 1
  • Martin Bloom
    • 2
  1. 1.Child & Family Agency of Southeastern ConnecticutNew LondonUSA
  2. 2.University of ConnecticutWest HartfordUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5998-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5999-6
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