Doping in bodybuilders: a qualitative investigation of facilitative psychosocial processes
The current study was designed to investigate the psychosocial processes that support PED use in bodybuilders utilising Bandura’s (1991) social cognitive theory of moral thought and action.…
Condemning and condoning: Elite amateur cyclists' perspectives on drug use and professional cycling.
- MedicineThe International journal on drug policy
The risk environment of anabolic-androgenic steroid users in the UK: Examining motivations, practices and accounts of use.
- MedicineThe International journal on drug policy
Psychosocial correlates of gap time to anabolic–androgenic steroid use
- Psychology, MedicineThe International journal of eating disorders
Continuous survival analysis indicated that interactions between self- versus other sociocultural influence on APED onset and both higher eating concern and impulsivity are associated with a shorter gap time from initial legal to illicit APED use.
Enhancing the Self: Amateur Bodybuilders Making Sense of Experiences With Appearance and Performance-Enhancing Drugs
- PsychologyFrontiers in Psychology
A potential “exit point” subverting their APED use emerged from a tension between such “extraordinary self” and the “ordinary selves” through which they perceived APEDs as preventing them from living normal, balanced lives outside the context of bodybuilding.
Testosterone vs. steroids: Comparing the disciplined bodywork projects of performance and image enhancing drug users in Australia
- MedicineInternational Journal of Drug Policy
Getting Huge, Getting Ripped: A Qualitative Exploration of Recreational Steroid Use
Through semi-structured interviews with 37 recreational steroid users, this paper seeks to fill the void in academic research into steroid use by exploring their motivations, knowledge, and attitudes toward illegal anabolic steroids.
Functional fun: Legitimising adult recreational drug use.
- Sociology, MedicineThe International journal on drug policy
Motives for Illicit Use of Doping Substances Among Athletes Calling a National Antidoping Phone-Help Service: An Exploratory Study
- EducationSubstance use & misuse
The results showed that the main motives were preserving health for cyclists, increasing muscular strength for bodybuilders, and personal recreation for footballers, in contrast to the literature.
Playing with fire: masculinity, health, and sports supplements.
Canadian men flock to gyms to enlarge, reshape, and sculpt their bodies. Fitness centers, health-food stores, muscle magazines, and Internet sites profit by aggres sively selling “sports supplements”…
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Drug-Taking, ‘Risk Boundaries’ and Social Identity: Bodybuilders’ Talk about Ephedrine and Nubain
The instrumental use of steroids and analogous drugs is a normalised practice in bodybuilding subculture. However, in a society where bodily health and lifestyle are conjoined, such risk-taking…
Challenging medicine? Bodybuilding, drugs and risk
Empirical data on perceptions of the medical profession, risk, and bodybuilders’ various sources of ethno-scientific knowledge, suggest that medicine is simply one ‘authority’ among many in the construction of the self and body within late modernity.
Looking good, feeling good: the embodied pleasures of vibrant physicality
Social scientists of medicine have largely, although by no means exclusively, focused their research on illness and sickness thus obscuring social scientific investigations of positive health and…
Vocabularies of Motive for Illicit Drug Use: An Application of the Accounts Framework*
The importance of motives in the career of the user of illicit drugs has been stressed by researchers from the interactionist school. Users' “vocabularies of motive” or explanations for their…
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Sport may teach people how to win gracefully, but it may also teach them how to win at any cost, even if this involves violence or cheating. To understand the complex relationship between modern…
The Adonis Complex: The Secret Crisis of Male Body Obsession
Combining case studies with scientific research, this book reveals a threat that is as serious as the beauty myth for women or anorexia nervosa for girls. Growing numbers of young men are taking the…
The Body in Consumer Culture
- Political Science
In his paper ’The Discourse of Diet’, Bryan Turner (1982) drew attention to the role of dietary management in the production of docile, disciplined bodies. Concluding in a speculative vein, Turner…
Reframing the Body
List of Figures and Photographs Preface and Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors Introduction N.Watson & S.Cunningham-Burley PART I: THEORETICAL REFRAMINGS OF THE BODY Bodies, Intellectuals and…
Social Science in Medicine
- MedicineThe Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
Students in medicine may well profit in the practice of their chosen profession simply through the awareness they will gain by reading this book, and the authors open up avenues for investigation of the links between stress and disease.