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Preferences for Psychological Enhancements: The Reluctance to Enhance Fundamental Traits

In Uncategorized on September 30, 2007 at 7:52 pm

Preferences for Psychological Enhancements: The Reluctance to Enhance Fundamental Traits
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JASON RIIS
New York University – Stern School of Business
JOSEPH P. SIMMONS
Yale School of Management
GEOFFREY P. GOODWIN
Princeton University – Department of Psychology August 30, 2007

Abstract:
Four studies examined young healthy individuals’ willingness to take drugs intended to enhance various social, emotional, and cognitive abilities. We found that people were much more reluctant to enhance traits believed to be highly fundamental to the self (e.g., social comfort) than traits considered less fundamental (e.g., concentration ability). Moral acceptability of a trait enhancement strongly predicted people’s desire to legalize those enhancements, but not their willingness to take those enhancements. Ad taglines that framed enhancements as enabling rather than enhancing the fundamental self increased people’s interest in a fundamental enhancement, and eliminated the preference for non-fundamental over fundamental enhancements.

Nanotechnology in Germany 2007

In nano on September 30, 2007 at 7:43 pm

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European NanOSH Conference

In Health, nano on September 30, 2007 at 12:03 am

European NanOSH Conference – Nanotechnologies: A Critical Area in
Occupational Safety and Health
3-5 December 2007, Marina Congress Center, Helsinki, Finland see updates
on programme at http://www.ttl.fi/euronanosh
Deadline for early registration on 15 October 2007

The EuroNanOSH Conference will discuss global safety issues surrounding
nanoparticles and nanotechnologies, in occupational safety and health in
particular; and will provide insight into future actions for assuring
the safety, and thereby the future success of nanotechnologies. The
Conference is arranged by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
in collaboration with the TEKES – Finnish Funding Agency for Technology
and Innovation and VTT Technical Research Center in Finland. In
addition, the Conference is supported by the ISPESL – National Institute
for Occupational Safety and Prevention in Italy, and the National
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in USA.

Welcome to the EuroNanOSH Conference!

EuroNanOSH Secretariat
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Leila Ahlström
Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A
FI-00250 Helsinki, Finland
Email: euronanosh@ttl.fi