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NCJ Number: 127367 Find in a Library
Title: On Avoiding Folly
Journal: Journal of Drug Issues  Volume:20  Issue:4  Dated:(Fall 1990)  Pages:689-700
Author(s): B L Beyerstein; P F Hadaway
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 12
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Inability to acknowledge the failure of the War on Drugs and repeated escalations of the war in spite of clear evidence of futility are analyzed from the perspective of research in cognitive and social psychology.
Abstract: Research into individual and group processes that foster flawed decisions and persistence in doomed ventures is presented to help explain how current drug policy developed and to warn reformers that they too could become trapped in inflexible, unworkable approaches to drug problems. 3 notes and 37 references (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Decisionmaking
Index Term(s): Cognitive developmental theory; Drug law enforcement; Drug legalization; Social psychology
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