Online communication can help adolescents recover from social exclusion, according to a study published in Development Psychology in 2009.
Author Eric W. Dolan
Adolescents who are more likely to be bullied in school are also more likely to be bullied in internet chatrooms. This finding was the result of research published in the Journal of Media Psychology in 2009.
In 2009, the scientific journal Addiction published a study that investigated the association between cannabis use in adolescence and criminal activity. The study found there was no evidence that cannabis is associated with increased risk of subsequent non-drug-specific criminal charges.
In 2009, the journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology published a study that investigated changes in brain activity in response to smoking-related images immediately before quitting smoking and after an extended period of smoking abstinence.
In 2009, Development Psychology published a study that investigated the role of sibling aggression of the development of antisocial behaviors. The study attempted to explain the similarity between sibling’s antisocial behaviors.
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 The study was conducted in response to a “media sensation” concerning an unpublished study that found Facebook use might be related to lower GPA scores in college.
In 2008, Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace published a study that examined the relationship between players of MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games) and their characters in the game.
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.
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.
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.
After analyzing 20,221 smoking questionnaires, researchers were able to conclude that male adolescents who smoke cigarettes had lower cognitive test scores compared to non-smokers.
Women are less likely than men to report having experienced love at first sight, although they tend to report having the same number of loves.
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.
The problematic use of mobile phones is associated with addictive personality traits, according to a study published in CyberPsychology & Behavior.
According to research published in the journal Human Communication Research in 2009, exposure to internet pornography reduces adolescents’ satisfaction with their sexual lives.