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Towards a moral ecology of pharmacological cognitive enhancement in British universities

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Few empirical studies in the UK have examined the complex social patterns and values behind quantitative estimates of the prevalence of pharmacological cognitive enhancement (PCE). We conducted a qualitative investigation of the social dynamics and moral attitudes that shape PCE practices among university students in two major metropolitan areas in the UK. Our thematic analysis of eight focus groups (n = 66) suggests a moral ecology that operates within the social infrastructure of...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s12152-017-9336-5

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Publisher:
Springer Verlag (Germany) Publisher's website
Journal:
Neuroethics Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
3
Pages:
389–403
Publication date:
2017-07-06
Acceptance date:
2017-06-02
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EISSN:
1874-5504
ISSN:
1874-5490
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pubs:707573
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uri:2de527cd-4a19-43b7-966c-d9f32d81b622
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uuid:2de527cd-4a19-43b7-966c-d9f32d81b622
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pubs:707573

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