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BecoMInG A MARIJUANA USER -  Howard S BECKER<br />Presented by: Hemang C Subramanian<br />
WHAT IS USING MARIJUANA?<br />MARIJUANA IS A PREPERATION OF THE CANNABIS PLANT(Seeds, flowers, petals)<br />CONSUMPTION OF...
WHY STUDY THIS?<br />PRIOR THEORY<br />INSUFFICIENT TO DETERMINE CAUSALITY<br />Can’t account for usage in absence of trai...
THE STUDY<br />SURVEY (50 USERS)<br />GOAL OF THE STUDY: <br />UNCOVER THE UNDERLYING PROCESS OF CAUSALITY<br />ACCOUNT FO...
THE FLOW<br />“NO PLEASURE”<br />(Group Setting)<br />FIRST TIME USAGE OF MARIJUANA<br />(Group Setting)<br />STOPS USING ...
CONCLUSION<br />MARIJUANA USE DEPENDS ON SEVERAL FACTORS FROM “FIRST USE” TILL “REPEATED USE”<br />STABLE USE<br />A  SEQU...
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  1. 1. BecoMInG A MARIJUANA USER - Howard S BECKER<br />Presented by: Hemang C Subramanian<br />
  2. 2. WHAT IS USING MARIJUANA?<br />MARIJUANA IS A PREPERATION OF THE CANNABIS PLANT(Seeds, flowers, petals)<br />CONSUMPTION OF MARIJUANA CAUSES<br />PLEASURE/ECSTASY (“high”)<br />DELUSIONS(“incoherence”)<br />PHOBIA(“fear”) <br />MARIJUANA IS CONSUMED VIA<br />“Smoke” (in a smoking pipe OR via rolling it up “Cigaratte”)<br />DOESN’T CAUSE ADDICTION (UNLIKE ALCOHOL,DRUGS)<br />
  3. 3. WHY STUDY THIS?<br />PRIOR THEORY<br />INSUFFICIENT TO DETERMINE CAUSALITY<br />Can’t account for usage in absence of traits<br />Can’t account for variability in user’s behavior<br />SPECIFICALLY: WHAT FACTORS CAUSE “ USAGE” OF MARIJUANA? <br />MARIJUANA USE<br />BEHAVIORAL FACTORS<br />PREDISPOSITIONAL TRAITS<br />
  4. 4. THE STUDY<br />SURVEY (50 USERS)<br />GOAL OF THE STUDY: <br />UNCOVER THE UNDERLYING PROCESS OF CAUSALITY<br />ACCOUNT FOR VARIATIONS IN USER BEHAVIOR DURING THE PROCESS<br />PLEASURE<br />USAGE <br />CONNECTION OF USAGE WITH PLEASURE<br />
  5. 5. THE FLOW<br />“NO PLEASURE”<br />(Group Setting)<br />FIRST TIME USAGE OF MARIJUANA<br />(Group Setting)<br />STOPS USING MARIJUANA<br />REFINES USAGE<br />(Group Setting)<br />GETS “High” <br />(Group Setting)<br />SOCIETAL FACTORS(MORALITY/ETC)<br />RELATES “High” TO MARIJUANA<br />(Group Setting)<br />WITHDRAWL SYMPTOMS<br />(Alcohol, Overdoze, Incorrect Usage, Medical problems)<br />REPEATS USAGE OF MARIJUANA<br />(Group Setting)<br />
  6. 6. CONCLUSION<br />MARIJUANA USE DEPENDS ON SEVERAL FACTORS FROM “FIRST USE” TILL “REPEATED USE”<br />STABLE USE<br />A SEQUENCE OF CHANGES TO THE PERCEPTION <br />GROUP EFFECTS IN AFFECTING USER PERCEPTION<br />
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