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A "Map" of Common Points of View in the Discourse about Drug Addicts: An Exploratory Study 902


Kovalev M.A.
chair of criminal psychology, department of legal psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

Konkin V.Y.
post-graduate student of the Department of clinical and forensic psychology, faculty of legal psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

Dvoryanchikov N.V.
PhD in Psychology, Dean, Faculty of Legal and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

Bovina I.B.
Doctor of Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical and Legal Psychology, Faculty of Legal and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

Debolskiy M.G.
PhD in Psychology, Professor, Department of legal psychology and law, faculty of legal psychology, MSUPE, Moscow, Russia

Il’in A.V.
PhD in Psychology, Moscow, Russia

Drug use continues to be one of the key public health problems, so it is particularly relevant to develop effective prevention programs targeted at different groups of young people. In this case, any preventive measure must necessarily rely on the results of empirical research. The article presents the results of the preparatory phase of the study of social representations about drug addicts, made in the framework of the theory of social representations (in the framework of the Geneva School ideas developed by V. Doisy and colleagues). The aim of the study was to identify the "map" of the common points of view in the discourse about drug addicts. The sample consisted of 308 people (195 men and 112 women, and one respondent did not state his gender), aged 16 to 47 years (median age is 25 years). The results provide empirical support for the hypothesis of the authors of the "map" of common points of view in the discourse about drug addicts.

Keywords: drug addicts, the theory of social representations, "map" of common points of view in the discourse about drug addicts, public and private spheres, medical, social and legal contexts of discourse about drug addicts

Column: Research, theoretical and applied problems of legal psychology


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