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Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior IRG [RPHB]

The Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior [RPHB] IRG considers applications covering a wide range of biological, psychological, cultural and social conditions and traits that affect the manifestation, prevention, treatment or management of physical and mental diseases and disorders. Emphasis may be placed on individual behavior, interpersonal relations, or group contexts. Populations studied may include clinic, community-diagnosed, symptomatic and high-risk groups, and research may be concentrated on specific age groups or address questions of change or transition across the life course. Interventions may be purely behavioral, or may involve non-behavioral elements such as pharmacological treatments and devices. Specific areas of interest include (but are not limited to): cognitive and affective processes and markers of disease and illness, gene-environment interactions as they affect individual behavior; behavioral and pharmacologic interventions; risk and protective processes and models, intra- and interpersonal interventions; social development and interpersonal processes, aggressive behavior and violence, and prevention and intervention methodology; intervention and risk factor modification studies, interactions between social and psychological processes and disease management; psychological and biobehavioral responses to disease screening and management; rehabilitation of conditions associated with psychological, physical, communicative, and social disability; and social, cognitive, and affective conditions and processes that influence disease and disorder across the lifespan.

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Specific areas of interest include (but are not limited to): cognitive and affective processes and markers of disease and illness, gene-environment interactions as they affect individual behavior; behavioral and pharmacologic interventions; risk and protective processes and models, intra- and interpersonal interventions; social development and interpersonal processes, aggressive behavior and violence, and prevention and intervention methodology; intervention and risk factor modification studies, interactions between social and psychological processes and disease management; psychological and biobehavioral responses to disease screening and management; rehabilitation of conditions associated with psychological, physical, communicative, and social disability; and social, cognitive, and affective conditions and processes that influence disease and disorder across the lifespan.