The Psychosocial Development, Risk, and Prevention (PDRP) Study Section reviews applications that focus on the identification of individual and contextual risk and protective factors and processes on individuals, the prevention of psychopathology and problem behaviors, and the design and testing of intra- and inter-personal interventions related to social development across the life span. Applications may be focused on outcomes and comorbid conditions related to the broader understanding of developmental psychopathology as well as optimal development. Applications often involve quantitative and qualitative approaches, longitudinal, and/or multilevel strategies, including clinical trials.
The List of Reviewers lists all present, whether standing members or temporary, to provide the full scope of expertise present on that date. Lists are posted 30 days before the meeting and are tentative, pending any last minute changes.
The membership panel is a list of chartered members only.
- Risk and protective factors and preventive interventions related to developmental psychopathology and problem behaviors, including violence, child abuse and maltreatment, aggression, suicidal behavior, substance use and other negative influences.
- Risk and protective factors and individual interventions related to social development, including social skills and coping, emotion regulation strategies, social competence training, and school readiness.
- Risk and protective factors and interventions related to intra- and inter-personal development, including family relations, parenting skills, parent-child interaction, peer relationships, school relationships and normal social development.
Shared Interests and Overlaps
RPHB / Interventions to Prevent and Treat Addictions (IPTA): PDRP and IPTA have a shared interest substance use intervention in adolescents. Applications focused on parenting and socialization, risk and protective factors associated with adolescent development as it relates to substance use are reviewed in PDRP; applications focused on substance abuse treatment and prevention interventions in general are reviewed in IPTA.
RPHB / Social Psychology, Personality and Interpersonal Processes (SPIP): PDRP and SPIP have a shared interest in family-level processes that influence health outcomes. Application focused on parenting skills and parent-child interactions and psychosocial factors as an influence on individual and social development are reviewed in PDRP; applications focused on the social aspects of the family environment as an influence on health decision-making are reviewed in SPIP.
BBBP / Child Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities (CPDD): PDRP and CPDD have a shared interest in developmental psychopathology. Applications focused on the prevention, risk and protective factors, and interventions related to developmental psychopathology are reviewed in PDRP; applications focused on the diagnosis, etiology, comorbidity, and outcomes of psychological disorders are reviewed in CPDD.
BBBP / Mechanisms of Emotion, Stress and Health (MESH): PDRP and MESH have a shared interest in emotional regulation. Applications focused on risk and protective factors and interventions related to socioemotional development and emotional regulation strategies are reviewed in PDRP; applications focused on the interaction between stress/emotion and physical and mental health, with particular emphases on biological systems, are reviewed in MESH.
RPHB / Lifestyle Change and Behavioral Health (LCBH): PDRP and LCBH have a shared interest in the prevention of diseases in children. Applications focused on the risk and protective factors related to child development that may contribute to disease prevention (e.g., parenting skills, parenting interventions, coping strategies, psychosocial factors, school settings social relationships, etc.) are reviewed in PDRP. Applications focused on lifestyle changes and general disease prevention in children are reviewed in LCBH.
BBBP / Human Complex Mental Function (HCMF): PDRP and HCMF have a shared interest in developmental cognitive studies. Applications focused on risk and protective factors and interventions related to development of cognitive skills, social competence, decision making, working memory and other forms of executive functioning are reviewed in PDRP; applications focused on mechanistic cognitive development, choice behavior and the effects of emotions on cognitive processing are reviewed in HCMF.