Would you dope? A general population test of the Goldman dilemma

  title={Would you dope? A general population test of the Goldman dilemma},
  author={J. Connor and J. Mazanov},
  journal={British Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={871 - 872}
  • J. Connor, J. Mazanov
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Objective: To test Goldman's dilemma on a general population sample by asking whether they would take the Faustian bargain of a drug that guaranteed sporting success but would result in their death in 5 years' time. Between 1982 and 1995 a bi-annual survey using this dilemma suggested half of all elite athletes would take the drug. Design: A random telephone survey of 250 members of the Australian general public, with counterbalanced presentation of success and death. Main outcome measures… CONTINUE READING
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