Author Eric W. Dolan

Eric W. Dolan

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

Risk Factors of Adolescent Gambling Addiction

Family problems, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, and being male are all associated with adolescent gambling problems, according to research published in the scientific journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

Video Games Associated with Lucid Dreaming

Those who play video games and use other types of interactive electronic media are more likely to experience lucid and controllable dreams, according to research published in the scientific journal Dreaming in 2009.

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 The study was conducted in response to a “media sensation” concerning an unpublished study that found Facebook use might be related to lower GPA scores in college.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.

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