John Davies on Popper & Kuhn, the moral war on drugs, and the ‘bogus’ questionnaire
Posted on 10-06-2010
John covers the underlying moral underpinning to the drugs issue. He goes on to discuss D L Davis, evidence and hypothesis, and our having lost touch with a ‘testable hypothesis’. John refers to Bruce Alexanders work. John explains why he does not support the use of the questionnaire as a means of investigation.


John Davies

Director, Centre for Applied Psychology

Location: Strathclyde

I am Professor of Psychology at the University of Strathclyde and Director of the Centre for Applied Social Psychology, although I am now semi-retired. The current interests of the Centre include alcohol use and misuse, the use and misuse of illegal drugs, psychometric and measurement issues in addiction and the nature of addiction itself. My…

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