Davies, John B. and Heim, Derek and Cheyne, Bill and Smallwood, Jonathan (2001) Addiction as a functional representation. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 11 (1). pp. 57-62. ISSN 1052-9284Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
This study examined how perceptions of the addicted state vary as a function of social conditions, personal circumstances and type of substance. University students (n = 144) were presented with portrayals of drug users in which sex, drug type and social setting were varied. A questionnaire determined the degree to which participants thought that the person portrayed was (i) addicted, (ii) prone to use drugs due to his/her personality, and (iii) perceived as a problem to society. The pattern of results fitted a functional model of the addiction concept rather than an attempt to describe an objective state.
|Keywords:||addiction, drugs, social representations, social construction, theories of addiction, Psychology, Social Psychology, Sociology and Political Science|
|Subjects:||Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Psychology
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||11 Feb 2007|
|Last modified:||29 Apr 2016 07:21|