VULNERABILITY RESEARCH AND THE ISSUE OF PRIMARY PREVENTION

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Department of Psychology, Elliott Hall, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. 55455

Abstract

The goal of primary prevention of psychiatric disorder is a laudatory one, which unfortunately can not be realized in the absence of scientific knowledge about etiology. This paper focuses on an emergent strategy for acquiring such knowledge: the study of children who are vulnerable to the development of psychopathology in adulthood.

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