19 Tex. Rev. L. & Pol. 337 (2014-2015)
Nudge, Don't Thrust: The Application of Behavioral Law and Economics to America's Porn Addiction

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                     NUDGE,  DON'T  THRUST:
    THE  APPLICATION  OF BEHAVIORAL  LAW  AND ECONOMICS   TO
                  AMERICA'S PORN  ADDICTION

                    BY ALEXANDRA  HARRISON*
I. INTRODUCTION...........................................338
II. APPLYING BLE To FOOD AND  SEX .   ............. ..........342
      A. BLE and Obesity.............................344
      B. Pornography and Addiction      .....................344
Ill. IS PORNOGRAPHY REALLY A PROBLEM?       ................348
      A. Viewers and Their Partners    ...................349
      B. Stars..................          ................351
      C. Children...................................356
      D. Social Loss................................358
TV. APPLYING  LE  TO PORNOGRAPHY........................   361
      A. Overoptimnism, Flawed Self-Assessments, and
          Pluralistic Ignorance ................................ 361
      B. Avoiding Temptation in an Autodrive World................ 364
      C. The Hot-Cold Empathy Gap...........................366
V. BLE, PORNOGRAPHY,  AND  GOVERNMENT..........          .....368
      A. Pornography and the Constitution......................369
      B. From Television to Internet.....................372
VI. PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATIVES To REDUCE ACCESSIBILITY..... 373
      A. Websites, Social Networking, and BLE ................... 373
      B. Private Companies Reducing Access..........  ....376
VII. MORE BLE  SOLUTIONS TO REDUCE  PORNOGRAPHY
      VIEWING                          ....................................377
VIII. CONCLUSION-         ........................... ............... 379







* J.D, The University of Texas School of Law, 2015; BA., The Kings College, 2012. 1
thank my family for their support, Professors David L. Tubbs and Sean H. Williams for
introducing me to BLE, and the Steering Committee for agreeing to publish this article.
Special thanks to Stephanie Harrison, Bran7ey Starr, Adam Ross, Jeff Shafer, David L.
Tubbs, Jessica Wagner, Chris Ross, and Catherine aggi Schmucker fr their early
comments and suggestions.

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