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ERIC Number: EJ950377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0160-2896
Intelligence and Past Use of Recreational Drugs
Wilmoth, Daniel R.
Intelligence, v40 n1 p15-22 Jan-Feb 2012
One motivation for trying recreational drugs is the desire for novel experiences. More intelligent people tend to value novelty more highly and may therefore be more likely to have tried recreational drugs. Using data from a national survey, it is shown that intelligence tends to be positively related to the probabilities of having tried alcohol, marijuana, cocaine and several other recreational drugs. Evidence is also presented that those relationships typically disappear or change sign at high levels of intelligence. These patterns persist after accounting for a wide range of personal characteristics. (Contains 4 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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