Performance-Enhancing Drugs (Thinking Critically Series)

Performance-Enhancing Drugs (Thinking Critically Series)

by Stephen Currie


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The Thinking Critically series introduces students to the complex issues that dominate public discourse and challenges them to become discerning readers, to think independently, and to engage and develop their skills as critical thinkers. Chapters are organized in a pro/con format, in which a single author synthesizes the predominant arguments for and against an issue into clear, accessible discussions supported by details and evidence including relevant facts, direct quotes, current examples, and statistical illustrations. All volumes include focus questions to guide students as they read each pro/con discussion, a list of key facts, source notes, and an annotated list of related organizations and websites for conducting further research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682823392
Publisher: Referencepoint Pr Inc
Publication date: 01/01/2018
Series: Thinking Critically Series
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Overview: Performance-Enhancing Drugs 8

Chapter 1 Should PED Use by Athletes Be Acceptable? 14

The Debate at a Glance 14

PED Use by Athletes Should Be Acceptable 15

PED Use by Athletes Should Not Be Allowed 20

Chapter 2 How Much Do PEDs Actually Improve Performance? 26

The Debate at a Glance 26

PEDs Substantially Improve Athletic Performance 27

PEDs Do Not Significantly Improve Athletic Performance 33

Chapter 3 Does Testing for PED Use Deter Athletes from Doping? 38

The Debate at a Glance 38

PED Testing Deters Drug Use 39

PED Testing Does Not Deter Drug Use 44

Chapter 4 Are Penalties for PED Use Inconsistent and Unfair? 50

The Debate at a Glance 50

Penalties for PED Use Are Inconsistent and Unfair 51

Penalties for PED Use Are Generally Consistent and Fair 57

Source Notes 63

Performance-Enhancing Drug Facts 67

Related Organizations and Websites 69

For Further Research 72

Index 74

About the Author 80

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