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dc.contributor.authorVagwala, Meghana Kasturi
dc.contributor.authorBicquelet, Aude
dc.contributor.authorDidziokaite, Gabija
dc.contributor.authorCoomber, Ross
dc.contributor.authorCorrigan, Oonagh
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Ilina
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-02T04:55:57Z
dc.date.available2018-01-02T04:55:57Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1874-5490
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s12152-017-9336-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/356109
dc.description.abstractFew 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 the university. We find that PCE resilience among UK university students is mediated by normative and cultural judgments disfavoring competitiveness and prescription drug taking. PCE risk can be augmented by social factors such as soft peer pressure and normalization of enhancement within social and institutional networks. We suggest that moral ecological dynamics should be viewed as key mechanisms of PCE risk and resilience in universities. Effective PCE governance within universities should therefore attend to developing further understanding of the moral ecologies of PCE.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom389
dc.relation.ispartofpageto403
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalNeuroethics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive and computational psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied ethics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied ethics not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhilosophy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode5204
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode5001
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode500199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode5003
dc.titleTowards a Moral Ecology of Pharmacological Cognitive Enhancement in British Universities
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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