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Truancy, grade point average, and sexual activity: a meta-analysis of risk indicators for youth substance use.
Society increasingly holds schools responsible for the effectiveness of health promotion activities, such as drug abuse prevention efforts funded through the federal Safe and Drug-Free SchoolsExpand
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Lying Thoughts of an Applied Social Psychologist
Lies are considered bad, immoral, and reprehensible. Yet there is considerable evidence that prevarication is a ubiquitous feature of human social interaction. Psychologists, as well as others inExpand
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Ten Days of Birthright Israel: A Journey in Young Adult Identity
In Ten Days, Leonard Saxe, Brandeis University, and Barry Chazan, Spertus College, serve as tour guides and interpreters as they tell the story of Birthright Israel, an intensive ten-day educationalExpand
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The visibility of illicit drugs: implications for community-based drug control strategies.
OBJECTIVES This study examined differences between the visibility of drugs and drug use in more than 2100 neighborhoods, challenging an assumption about drug use in poor, minority, and urbanExpand
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A comparison of paper vs computer-assisted self interview for school alcohol, tobacco, and other drug surveys
School surveys of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use play an important role in prevention programs and policy development. Improving the quality of such data collection is critical. MostExpand
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Think globally, act locally: Assessing the impact of community-based substance abuse prevention☆
Abstract The devolution of national programs to state and local control creates special challenges for evaluators as policy ideas are implemented in a variety of ways in local communities. This paperExpand
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Why It Is So Difficult to Form Effective Community Coalitions
Reviews of large‐scale community coalition evaluations suggest that most have not been successful either in involving a broad array of institutions or in meeting their outcome goals. Informed by theExpand
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Cross-Survey Analysis to Estimate Low-Incidence Religious Groups
Population-based surveys are of limited utility to estimate rare or low-incidence groups, particularly for those defined by religion or ethnicity not included in the U.S. Census. Methods ofExpand
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