‘Merchants of Discontent’: An Exploration of the Psychology of Advertising, Addiction, and the Implications for Commercial Speech

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Tamara R. Piety

University of Tulsa College of Law

Date Written: 2001

Abstract

This paper compares the psychology of addiction and the psychology of advertising and argues that parallels suggest that some regulation of advertising may be justified in the interest of public health.

Keywords: First Amendment, Commercial Speech, Addiction, Advertising

Suggested Citation

Piety, Tamara R., ‘Merchants of Discontent’: An Exploration of the Psychology of Advertising, Addiction, and the Implications for Commercial Speech (2001). Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 25, No. 377, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1785819

Tamara R. Piety (Contact Author)

University of Tulsa College of Law ( email )

3120 E. Fourth Place
Tulsa, OK 74104
United States

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