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Evolving the future: Toward a science of intentional change

Abstract: Humans possess great capacity for behavioral and cultural change, but our ability to manage change is still limited. This article has two major objectives: first, to sketch a basic science of intentional change centered on evolution; second, to provide examples of intentional behavioral and cultural change from the applied behavioral sciences, which are largely unknown to the basic sciences community.

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Evolving the Future: Toward a Science of Intentional Change.

Wilson, D. S., Hayes, S. C., Biglan, A., & Embry, D. D. (2013). Brain and Behavioral Sciences (in press).

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PeaceBuilders: A theoretically driven, school-based model for early violence prevention.

Embry, D. D., Flannery, D. J., Vazsonyi, A. T., Powell, K. E., & Atha, H. (1996). American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 12(5, Suppl), 91.

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Two sides of the coin: Multi-level prevention and intervention to reduce youth violent behavior.

Embry, D. D., & Flannery, D. J. (1999). In D. J. Flannery & C. R. Huff (Eds.), Youth Violence: Prevention, Intervention and Social Policy. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.

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Evidence-Based Kernels: Fundamental Units of Behavioral Influence.

Embry, D. D., & Biglan, A. (2008). Evidence-Based Kernels: Fundamental Units of Behavioral Influence. Clinical Child & Family Psychology Review, 11(3), 75-113. doi: 10.1007/s10567-008-0036-x

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