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Four Theories and Perspectives to Support Prevention Interventions
Four theories and perspectives to support prevention interventions

In this chapter, four theoretical frameworks or perspectives that may form a theoretical foundation for prevention interventions are summarized. They are (1) transtheoretical model of behavior change (TTM), (2) theory of reasoned action and planned behavior (TRA/PB), (3) positive psychology, and (4) social justice. The first two are considered theories in the traditional understanding of theory, while the latter two are more broad-based perspectives that may inform prevention work. These theories and perspectives were chosen as they have many applications in prevention research and interventions. Also, they are not regularly taught in many training programs, especially in counseling and applied psychology programs, where the emphasis is on theories that support ...

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