What’s Wrong With Using Steroids? Exploring Whether and Why People Oppose the Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs

  title={What’s Wrong With Using Steroids? Exploring Whether and Why People Oppose the Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs},
  author={J. Landy and Daniel K Walco and D. Bartels},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
The use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) elicits widespread normative opposition, yet little research has investigated what underlies these judgments. We examine this question comprehensively, across 13 studies. We first test the hypothesis that opposition to PED use cannot be fully accounted for by considerations of fairness. We then test the influence of 10 other potential drivers of opposition in an exploratory manner. We find that health risks for the user and rules and laws… Expand
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  • J. Landy, Geoffrey P. Goodwin
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science
  • 2015
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