Biglan, A. (2016). Coercion and public health. In T. J. Dishion, J. J. Snyder, T. J. Dishion & J. J. Snyder (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of coercive relationship dynamics. (pp. 356-362). New York, NY, US: Oxford University Press. Abstract or Full Text

Biglan, A., & Levin, M. E. (2016). Contextual analysis and the success of translational research. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 6, 160-166. doi: 10.1007/s13142-015-0362-8 Abstract or Full Text

Komro, K. A., Flay, B. R., Biglan, A., & Wagenaar, A. C. (2016). Research design issues for evaluating complex multicomponent interventions in neighborhoods and communities. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 6, 153-159. doi: 10.1007/s13142-015-0358-4 Abstract or Full Text


Biglan, A., & Barnes-Holmes, Y. (2015). Acting in light of the future: How do future-oriented cultural practices evolve and how can we accelerate their evolution?. Journal Of Contextual Behavioral Science, 4184-195. doi:10.1016/j.jcbs.2015.06.002

Biglan, A., Flay, B. R., & Wagenaar, A. C. (2015). Commentary on the 2015 SPR Standards of Evidence. Prevention Science: The Official Journal Of The Society For Prevention Research. Abstract or Full Text

Komro, K., Flay, B., Biglan, A., & Wagenaar, A. (2015). Research design issues for evaluating complex multicomponent interventions in neighborhoods and communities. Translational Behavioral Medicine, (Preprints), 1. Abstract or Full Text

Hinds, E., Jones, L. B., Gau, J. M., Forrester, K. K., & Biglan, A. (2015). Teacher Distress and the Role of Experiential Avoidance. Psychology In The Schools, 52(3), 284-297. Abstract or Full Text

Biglan, A., Gau, J. M., Jones, L. B., Hinds, E., Rusby, J. C., Cody, C., & Sprague, J. (2015). The role of experiential avoidance in the relationship between family conflict and depression among early adolescents. Journal Of Contextual Behavioral Science, 4, 30-36. doi:10.1016/j.jcbs.2014.12.001

Biglan, A. (2015). Where Terrorism Research Goes Wrong. New York Times, 164, 12-12. Abstract or Full Text


Biglan, A. (2014). Comments on Dr. Foxcroft’s Classification System. Prevention Science: The Official Journal Of The Society For Prevention Research,

Wilson, D., Hayes, S., Biglan, A., & Embry, D. (2014). Evolving the Future: Toward a Science of Intentional Change. The Behavioral And Brain Sciences, 1-99. Abstract or Full Text


Biglan, A., & Embry, D. (2013). A Framework for Intentional Cultural Change. Journal Of Contextual Behavioral Science, 2(3-4), Abstract or Full Text

Flewelling, R. L., Grube, J. W., Paschall, M. J., Biglan, A., Kraft, A., Black, C., Hanley, S., Ringwalt, C., Wiesen, C., & Ruscoe, J. (2013). Reducing youth access to alcohol: Findings from a community-based randomized trial. American Journal of Community Psychology, 51(1-2), 264-277.

Biglan, A., Layton, G., Jones, L.B., Hankins, F. M., & Rusby, J. C. (2013). The value of workshops on psychological flexibility for early childhood special education staff. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 32(4), 196–210. doi:10.1177/0271121411425191 Abstract or Full Text

Biglan, A., & Glenn, S. S. (2013). Toward prosocial behavior and environments: Behavioral and cultural contingencies in a public health framework. In G. J. Madden, W. V. Dube, T. D. Hackenberg, G. P. Hanley, K. A. Lattal (Eds.) , APA handbook of behavior analysis, Vol. 2: Translating principles into practice (pp. 255-275). Washington, DC US: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/13938-010


Levin, M. E., Lillis, J., Seeley, J., Hayes, S. C., Pistorello, J., & Biglan, A. (2012). Exploring the relationship between experiential avoidance, alcohol use disorders, and alcohol-related problems among first-year college students. Journal of American College Health, 60, 443-448. Abstract or Full Text

Biglan, A. & Cody, C. (2012). Integrating the human sciences to evolve effective policies. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 90S, S152-S162. Abstract or Full Text

Biglan, A., Flay, B., Embry, D. D., & Sandler, I. (2012). Nurturing environments and the next generation of prevention research and practice. American Psychologist (Special Issue), 67, 257-271.

Biglan, A., Flay, B. R., Embry, D. D., & Sandler, I. N. (2012). The critical role of nurturing environments for promoting human well-being. American Psychologist, 67(4), 257-271. doi:10.1037/a0026796. Abstract or Full Text

Hinds, E., Cody, C., Kraft, A., Biglan, A., & Jones, L.B. (In press). Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to improve the wellbeing of teachers. Invited chapter in book to be published by Wing Institute and the Association of Behavioral Analysts.


Biglan, A. (2011). Corporate externalities: A challenge to the further success of prevention science.  Prevention Science, 12(1), 1-11.

Komro, K. A., Flay, B. R., & Biglan, A. (2011). Creating nurturing environments: A science-based framework for promoting child health and development within high-poverty neighborhoods. Clinical Child And Family Psychology Review, 14(2), 111-134. doi:10.1007/s10567-011-0095-2. Abstract or Full Text

Biglan, A. & Fishbein, D.H. (2011). Implications for translational prevention research: Science, policy, and advocacy. In M.T. Bardo, D. H. Fishbein, & R. S. Milich (Eds.), Inhibitory control and drug abuse prevention: From research to translation. New York: Springer.

Rusby, J.C., Crowley, R., Sprague, J., & Biglan, A. (2011). Observations of the middle school environment: The context for student behavior beyond the classroom. Psychology in the Schools, 48, 400-415. doi:10.1002/pits.20562

Valentine, J. C., Biglan, A., Boruch, RF, Castro, F. G., Collins, L. M., Flay, B. R., et al. (2011). Replication in prevention science. Prevention Science, 12, 103-117.

Pechmann, C., Biglan, A., Grube, J., & Cody, C. (2011). Transformative consumer research for addressing tobacco and alcohol consumption. In D.G. Mick, S. Pettigrew, C. Pechmann, & J. L. Ozanne (Eds.), Transformative consumer research for personal and collective well-being (pp. 353-389). New York: Routledge.


Biglan, A., Hinds, E., & Cody, C. (2010). Building healthy communities to promote successful development. In M.R. Shinn, & H.M. Walker (Eds.), Interventions for achievement and behavior problems in a three-tier model including RTI (pp. 79-100). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists. (Invited chapter)


Embry, D.D., Hankins, M., Biglan, A., & Boles, S. (2009). Behavioral and social correlates of methamphetamine use in a population-based sample of early and later adolescents. Addictive Behaviors, 34 , 343-351.

Biglan, A. & Hinds, E. (2009). Evolving Prosocial and Sustainable Neighborhoods and Communities, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 5 169-196. Abstract or Full Text

Biglan, A. (2009). Increasing psychological flexibility to influence cultural evolution. Behavior and Social Issues, 2009, 15-24. Retrieve at

National Research Council and Institute of Medicine (2009). Preventing mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders among young people: progress and possibilities. Committee on Prevention of Mental Disorders and Substance Abuse among Children, Youth, and Young Adults: Research Advances and Promising Interventions. M.E. O’Connell, T. Boat, & K. E. Warner, Editors. Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Contributing author.

Pizacani, B.A., Dent, C.W., Maher, J.E., Rohde, K., Stark, M.J., Biglan, A., & Thompson, J. (2009). Smoking patterns in Oregon youth: The effect of defunding of a comprehensive state tobacco control program.  Journal of Adolescent Health, 44(3), 229-236 . Abstract or Full Text

Biglan, A. (2009). The role of advocacy organizations in reducing negative externalities. Journal of Organizational Behavioral Management, 29, 1-16.


Hayes, S.C., Pistorello, J., & Biglan, A. (2008). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Model, data, and extension to the prevention of suicide. Brazilian Journal of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, 10(1), 81-102.

Biglan, A., Hayes, S.C., & Pistorello, J. (2008). Acceptance and commitment: Implications for prevention science. Prevention Science, 9(3), 139-152. Abstract or Full Text

Embry, D.D. & Biglan, A. (2008). Evidence-based kernels: Fundamental units of behavioral influence. Clinical Child and Family Psychology. 11(3): 75-113. Abstract or Full Text

Metzler, C. W., Biglan, A., Embry, D. D., Sprague, J. R., Boles, S. M., & Kavanagh, K. A. (2008). Improving the  well-being of adolescents in Oregon. Eugene, OR: Center on Early Adolescence, Oregon Research Institute.

Biglan, A. & Ogden, T. (2008). The evolution of evidence-based practices.  European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 9, 81-95. Abstract or Full Text

Gordon, J., Biglan, A., & Smolkowski, K. (2008). The impact on tobacco use of branded youth anti-tobacco activities and family communications about tobacco. Prevention Science: The Official Journal Of The Society For Prevention Research, 9(2), 73-87. doi:10.1007/s11121-008-0089-6 Abstract or Full Text

Gordon, J., Biglan, A., & Smolkowski, K. (2008). The impact on tobacco use of branded youth anti-tobacco activities and family communications about tobacco.  Prevention Science, 9(2), 73-87.

National Cancer Institute (2008). The role of mass media in influencing smoking behavior (NCI Monograph 19). Washington, DC: National Institutes of Health. (Contributing author).


Paschall, M.J., Grube, J.W., Black, C., Flewelling, R.L., Ringwalt, C.L., Biglan, A. (2007). Alcohol outlet characteristics and alcohol sales to youth: Results of alcohol purchase surveys in 45 Oregon communities. Prevention Science, 8(2), 153-159. Abstract or Full Text

Forrester, K., Biglan, A., Severson, H. H., & Smolkowski, K. (2007). Predictors of smoking onset over two years. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 9(12), 1259-1267.

Severson, H. H., Forrester, K., & Biglan, A. (2007). Use of smokeless tobacco by adolescents is a risk factor for cigarette smoking two years later. Nicotine & Tobacco Research,9(12), 1331-1337.


Biglan, A., Sprague, J., & Moore, K.J. (2006). A functional contextualist framework for affecting peer influence practices. In K.A. Dodge & T.J. Dishion (Eds.) Deviant social contagion (Chap. 19). New York: Guilford Press.

Boles, S., Biglan, A., & Smolkowski, K. (2006). Relationships among problem and prosocial behaviors in adolescence. Journal of Adolescence, 29(1), 33-52.

Smolkowski, K., Biglan, A., Dent, C., & Seeley, J. (2006). The multilevel structure of four adolescent problems. Prevention Science, 7(3), 239-256.

National Cancer Institute (2006). The role of mass media in influencing smoking behavior (NCI Monograph 18). Washington, DC: National Institutes of Health. (Co-author)


Dent, C., Grube, J., & Biglan, A. (2005). Community level alcohol availability and enforcement of possession laws as predictors of youth drinking. Preventive Medicine, 40, 355-362. Abstract or Full Text

Gunn. B., Smolkowski, K. Biglan, A., Black, C., & Blair, J. (2005). Fostering the development of reading skill through supplemental instruction: Results for Hispanic and Non-Hispanic students.  Journal of Special Education, 39(2), 66-86.  Abstract

Rusby, J.C., Forrester, K.K., Biglan, A., & Metzler, C.W. (2005). Relationships between peer harassment and adolescent problem behaviors. Journal of Early Adolescence, 25(4), 453-477.

Biglan, A. (2005). Rule-governed behavior. In: Hersen, M., Sugai, G., & Horner, R. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of behavior modification & cognitive behavior therapy (pp. 1483-1487). Thousand Oaks , CA : SAGE.

Smolkowski, K., Biglan, A., Barrera, M., Taylor, T., Black, C., & Blair, J. (2005). Schools and homes in partnership (SHIP): Long-term effects of a preventive intervention focused on social behavior and reading skill in early elementary school. Prevention Science, 6(2), 113-125.

Flay, B.R., Biglan, A., Boruch, R.F., Castro, F.G., Gottfredson, D., Kellam, S., Koscicki, E.K., Schinke, S., Valentine, J.C., & Ji, P. (2005). Standards of evidence: Criteria for efficacy, effectiveness and dissemination. Prevention Science, 6(3), 151-175.


Mrazek, P., Biglan, A., & Hawkins, J.D. (2004). Community-monitoring systems: Tracking and improving the well-being of America ‘s children and adolescents. Falls Church , VA : Society for Prevention ResearchAbstract or Full Text

Biglan, A. (2004). Contextualism and the development of effective prevention practices. Prevention Science, 5(1), 15-21.

Biglan, A., Brennan, P.A., Foster, S.L., Holder, H.D., Miller, T.L., Cunningham, P.B. et al. (2004). Helping adolescents at risk: Prevention of multiple problems of youth. New York: Guilford.

Dent, C. & Biglan, A. (2004). Relation between access to tobacco and adolescent smoking. Tobacco Control, 13(4), 334-338.

Sussman, S., Earleywine, M., Wills, T.A., Cody, C., Biglan, A., & Dent, C.W. (2004). What are the implications of a motivation-skills-decision making approach on drug abuse prevention? Is this a transdisciplinary fusion approach? ( Ch. 13) In: Sussman, S., Stacy, A.W., & Johnson , C.A. (Eds.): Transdisciplinary drug abuse prevention research: A special issue of Substance Use & Misuse, 39 (10-12), 1971-2016.


Walberg, H.J. & Biglan, A. (2003). Conclusions and recommendations. In A. Biglan, M.C. Wang, & H.J. Walberg (Eds.) Preventing youth problems. (pp. 163-166). New York: Plenum.

Biglan, A. & Cody, C. (2003). Preventing multiple problem behaviors in adolescence. In Romer, D. (Ed.), Reducing adolescent risk: Toward an integrated approach (pp. 125-131). Thousand Oaks, CA:Sage.

Biglan, A., Wang, M.C. & Walberg, H.J. (Eds). (2003). Preventing youth problems. New York:Plenum.

Biglan, A. (2003). Selection by consequences: One unifying principle for a transdisciplinary science of prevention. Prevention Science, 4 (4), 213-232.

Biglan, A. (2003). The generic features of effective childrearing. In A. Biglan, M.C. Wang, & H.J. Walberg (Eds.) Preventing youth problems. (pp. 145-162). New York: Plenum.

Biglan, A., Mrazek, P., Carnine, D.W., & Flay, B.R. (2003). The integration of research and practice in the prevention of youth problem behaviors. American Psychologist, 58 (6-7), 433-440.

Biglan, A., Flay, B., & Foster, S.L. (2003). The prevention of drug abuse. In A. Biglan, M.C. Wang, & H.J. Walberg (Eds.) Preventing youth problems. (pp. 87-112). New York: Plenum.

Biglan, A. & Severson, H.H. (2003). The prevention of tobacco use. In A. Biglan, M.C. Wang, & H.J. Walberg (Eds.) Preventing youth problems. (pp. 63-86). New York: Plenum.


Barrera, M., Jr., Biglan, A., Taylor, T.K., Gunn, B.K., Smolkowski, K., Black, C., Ary, D.V., & Fowler, R.C. (2002). Early elementary school intervention to reduce conduct problems: A randomized trial with Hispanic and non-Hispanic children. Prevention Science, 3(2), 83-94.

Sheeber, L. B., Biglan, A., Metzler, C. W., & Taylor, T. K. (2002). Effective parenting practices. In L. Jason & D. Glenwick (Eds.), Innovative strategies for promoting health and mental health across the life span (pp. 63-84). New York: Springer.

Biglan, A. &. Smolkowski, K. (2002). Intervention effects on adolescent drug use and critical influences on the development of problem behavior. In D. B. Kandel (Ed.), Stages and Pathways of drug involvement: Examining the gateway hypothesis. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Biglan, A. & James, L. (2002). Making effective use of prevention science. In L. S. Jason & D. Glenwick: Innovative strategies for promoting health and mental health across the life span. (pp. 17-35). New York: Springer Publishing Co.

Sheeber, L., Biglan, A., Metzler, C.M., & Taylor, TK. (2002). Promoting effective parenting practices. In L.S. Jason & D. Glenwick: Innovative strategies for promoting health and mental health across the life span. (pp. 63-84). New York: Springer Publishing Co.

Gunn, B., Biglan, A., Smolkowski, K. & Black, C. (2002). Supplemental instruction in decoding skills for Hispanic and non-Hispanic students in early elementary school: A follow-up. Journal of Special Education.

Biglan, A. and Smolkowski, K. (2002). The role of the community psychologist in the 21st century. Prevention & Treatment, 5, article 2.


Metzler, C.W., Biglan, A., Rusby, J.C, & Sprague, J. (2001). Evaluation of a comprehensive behavior management program to improve school-wide positive behavior support. Education and Treatment of Children, 24(4), 448-79.

Barrera, Jr., M., Biglan, A., Ary, D., & Li, F. (2001). Replication of a problem behavior model with American Indian, Hispanic, and Caucasian youth. Journal of Early Adolescence, 21(2), 133-57.


Biglan, A., Ary, D.V., Smolkowski, K., Duncan, T.E., & Black, C., (2000). A randomized control trial of a community intervention to prevent adolescent tobacco use. Tobacco Control, 9, 24-12.

Metzler, C.W., Biglan, A., Ary, D.V., & Noell, J. (2000). A randomized controlled trial of a behavioral intervention to reduce high-risk sexual behavior among adolescents in STD clinics. Behavior Therapy, 31, 27-54.

Biglan, A. & Taylor, T. (2000). Increasing the use of science to improve child-rearing. Journal of Primary Prevention, 21(2), 207-226.

Gunn, B. K., Biglan, A., Smolkowski, K., & Ary, D. V. (2000). The efficacy of supplemental instruction in decoding skills for Hispanic and non-Hispanic students in early elementary school.  Journal of Special Education, 34(2), 90.

Biglan, A., Ary, D.V., & Wagenaar, A. C. (2000) The value of interrupted time-series experiments for community intervention research. Prevention Science, 1(1), 31-49. Abstract or Full Text

Biglan, A. & Taylor T. (2000). Why have we been more successful in reducing tobacco use than violent crime? American Journal of Community Psychology, 28(3), 269-302.


Ary, D.V., Duncan, T.E., Biglan, A., Metzler, C.W., Noell, J.W., & Smolkowski, K. (1999). Development of adolescent problem behavior. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 27, 141-150.

Barrera Jr., M., Felipe G. Castro, F. G., & Biglan, A.. (1999). Ethnicity, substance use, and development: Exemplars for exploring group differences and similarities. Development and Psychopathology, 11, 805-822.

Ary, D. V., James, L., & Biglan, A. (1999). Parent-daughter discussions to discourage tobacco use: Feasibility and content. Adolescence, 34(134), 275-282.

Irvine, A.B., Biglan, A., Smolkowski, K., Metzler, C.W., & Ary, D.V. (1999). The effectiveness of a parenting skills program for parents of middle school students in small communities. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 67 (6), 811-825.

Irvine, A.B., Biglan, A., Smolkowski, K., & Ary, D.V. (1999). The value of the Parenting Scale for measuring the discipline practices of parents of middle school children. Behavior Research and Therapy, 37(2), 127-142.


Metzler, C. W., Taylor, T.K.,  Gunn, B.,  Fowler, R.C.,  Biglan, T.,  & Ary, D.  (1998). A comprehensive approach to the prevention of behavior problems:  Integrating effective practices to strengthen behavior management programs in schools.  Effective School Practices, 17 (2), 8-24.

Biglan, A., & Metzler, C.W. (1998). A public health perspective for research on family-focused interventions In: Drug abuse prevention through family interventions. Ashery, R.S., Robertson, E.B., and Kumpfer, K.L. (eds.). NIDA Research Monograph 177 (pp. 430 458). NIH Publication NO. 99-4135. Washington, DC: National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Taylor, T. & Biglan, A. (1998). Behavioral family interventions for improving childrearing: A review of the literature for clinicians and policy makers. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 1(1), 41-60.

Duncan, S. C., Duncan, T. E., Biglan, A., & Ary, D. (1998).  Contributions of the social context to the ?development of adolescent substance use: A multivariate latent growth modeling approach.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 50, 57-71.

Jason, J. A., Biglan, A., & Katz. R. (1998). Implications of the tobacco settlement for the prevention of teenage smoking. Children’s Services: Social Policy, Research, and Practice. 1(2), 63-82.

Metzler, C.W., Biglan, A., Ary, D.V., & Li, F. (1998). The stability and validity of early adolescents’ reports of parenting practices constructs. Journal of Family Psychology, 12, 1-21.


Biglan, A., Duncan, T., Irvine, B., Ary, D., Smolkowski, K. & James, L. (1997). A drug abuse prevention strategy for rural America. In (Eds.) E. B. Robertson, Z. Sloboda, G.M. Boyd, & N.J. Kozel (Eds.): Rural substance abuse: State of knowledge and issues. NIDA Research Monograph 168. (pp. 364-397). Rockville, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Biglan, A., Metzler, C.W., Fowler, R.C., Gunn, B.K., Taylor, T.K., & Rusby, J.C. (1997). Cultural contingencies: Behavior analytic perspectives on cultural practices. In P.A. Lamal (Ed.), Improving childrearing in America’s communities (pp. 185-213). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.

Biglan, T.,  Metzler, C. W.,  Fowler, R. C.,  Gunn, B., Taylor, T. K.,  Rusby, J., & Irvine, B.  (1997).  Improving childrearing in America’s communities.  In P. A. Lamal  (Ed.),  Cultural contingencies: Behavioral Analytic Perspectives on Cultural Practices  (pp. 185-213).  Westport, CT:  Praeger.


Irvine, A. B., Biglan, A., Duncan, T., & Metzler, C. W. (1996). Benefits and barriers for volunteer leaders of a parent training program. Family Community Health 18(4), 20-32.

Biglan, A., Ary, D.V., Yudelson, H., Duncan, T.E., Hood, D., James, L., Koehn, V., Wright, Z., Black, C., Levings, D., Smith, S., & Gaiser, E. (1996). Experimental evaluation of a modular approach to mobilizing anti-tobacco influences of peers and parents. American Journal of Community Psychology 24(3), 311-339.

Biglan, A., Ary, D.V., Koehn, V., Levings, D., Smith, S., Wright, Z., James, L., & Henderson, J. (1996.) Mobilizing positive reinforcement in communities to reduce youth access to tobacco. American Journal of Community Psychology, 24(5), 625-638.

Biglan, A. (1996). Sexual coercion. In: Finding solutions to social problems. Behavioral strategies for change, edited by Mattaini, M.A. and Thyer, B.A.Washington, DC:American Psychological Association, 289-316.

Biglan, A., & Hayes, S. C. (1996). Should the behavioral sciences become more pragmatic? The case for functional contextualism in research on human behavior. Applied and Preventive Psychology 5, 47-57.


Biglan, A. (1995). Changing cultural practices: A contextualist framework for intervention research. Reno, NV: Context Press.

Biglan, A. (1995). Choosing a paradigm to guide prevention research and practice. Published simultaneously in Drugs and Society, 8(3-4), 149-160, and in C. G. Leukefeld & R. R. Clayton (Eds.), Prevention Practice in Substance Abuse, NY: The Haworth Press.

Biglan, A., Noell, J., Ochs, L., Smolkowski, K., & Metzler, C. W. (1995). Does sexual coercion play a role in the high-risk sexual behavior of adolescent and young adult women? Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 18(6), 549-568.

Biglan, A., Henderson, J., Humphreys, D., Yasui, M., Whisman, R., Black, C., & James, L. (1995). Mobilising positive reinforcement to reduce youth access to tobacco. Tobacco Control, 4, 42-48.

Biglan, A., Duncan, T. E., Ary, D. V., & Smolkowski, K. (1995). Peer and parental influences on adolescent tobacco use. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 18(4), 315-330.

Biglan, A. (1995). Translating what we know about the context for anti-social behavior into a lower prevalence of such behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 28(4), 479-492.- See more at:

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