Author Eric W. Dolan

Eric W. Dolan

Eric is the founder, publisher, and editor of PsyPost.

The Facebook GPA Correlation Debate

In May of 2009, First Monday, a peer-reviewed journal of Internet-related research, published a study that examined the relationship between Facebook use and student’s GPA score. The study was conducted in response to a “media sensation” concerning an unpublished study that found Facebook use might be related to lower GPA scores in college.

Cannabidiol (CBD) Enhances Wakefulness in Rats

According to research published in Behavioral Neuroscience, cannabidiol (CBD) may act as a wake-inducing agent. Cannabidiol is a major constituent of cannabis, but unlike the more well-known chemicaldelta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it does not appear to have any psychoactive effects.

Anger and Nervousness Associated With Drinking Alcohol Earlier in the Day

Negative moods early in the day are associated with beginning to drink alcohol sooner in the day than one normally would, according to a study published in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors in 2009. This finding is contrary to previous research, which failed to find any association between the onset of alcohol consumption and negative moods earlier in the day.

Severe Life Events and Poor Response to Antidepressant Medication

A study published in 2009 found that stressful events that occurred during or immediately prior to the treatment of depression were associated with poor responses from antidepressant medication. Stressful events did not appear to cause this lack of responsiveness to treatment in psychotherapy, though.

Attachment Orientation and Sex

Those with attachment anxiety tend to have sex with their partner in order to please them and express their love, whereas those with attachment avoidance tend to have sex in order to maintain their relationship, according to a study published in Personal Relationships in 2008.