According to a study published in Human Psychopharmacology in 2000, LSD and psilocybin interfere with the subjective effects of alcohol consumption. In a majority of cases, those who had ingested LSD along with alcohol reported the effects of alcohol could not be felt. Those who had ingested psilocybin along with alcohol reported a reduction in the effects of alcohol, but not a complete blockage.
Author Eric W. Dolan
In 2006, the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs published an article that investigated the values and beliefs of psychedelic drug users compared to users of non-psychedelic drugs.
In 2007, the Journal of Psychopharmacology published a study that investigated the effect of psilocybin on time perception.
A study that investigated the psychological and physiological effects of psilocybin found there is “no cause for concern that [psilocybin] is hazardous with respect to somatic health” in healthy adults.
Psychologists have discovered numerous changes in women’s behavior that occur during ovulation, including changes in voice, choice of clothing, facial recognition, and mate preferences.
The study, published in 2009, reveals that sex and nudity in movies cannot be used to predict film profits or other measures of success. The study puts the often quoted truism “sex sells” into question – at least in regards to cinema.
According to a review article published in The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, GHB may be effective in the treatment of alcoholism.
In 2009, the journal CyberPsychology and Behavior published an article that investigated the relationship between shyness and Facebook use.
The study, authored by Gayle Brewer and Charlene Riley, examined 98 heterosexual men, aged 18 to 72, who were currently in a romantic relationship and was published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology in 2009.
In 2008, the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin published a study conducted by Laura Buffardi and W. Keith Campbell that examined whether laymen could accurately rate an individuals level of narcissism based on the content of their Facebook profile.
Dr. Sarris and Dr. Kavanagh conducted a systematic review of published research on the use of kava and Saint John’s Wort, which was published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2009. The study investigated the efficacy, pharmacology, and safety of kava and Saint John’s Wort as treatments for mood and anxiety disorders.
Among the myriad of “alternative therapies” that have sprung up, Hatha yoga stands out as one of the most effective and practical. Not only is Hatha yoga an affordable alternative to expensive pain medications, but by using Hatha yoga to manage back pain the side effects of pain medications, including possible addictions, can be avoided.
In 2009, The American Journal of Family Therapy published research that investigated the relationship between family functioning and adolescent addiction. The research was conducted by Mimma Tafa and Roberto Baiocoo, both psychologists from the University of Rome.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, a person’s willingness to communicate offline is similar to their willingness to communicate on the internet. Those who are not willing to communicate offline also tend to have the same unwillingness to communicate online.