Psychological research published in Psychology and Aging found that youth, feeling out of control, and having a high degree of self-concept differentiation are associated with increased sensitivity to stress.
Author Eric W. Dolan
The use of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), better known as the club drug ecstasy, does not appear to cause any long-term increases in aggressive behavior, according to research published in Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.
Psychological research published in Evolution and Human Behavior suggests that the face is more important to judgments of overall level of attractiveness than the body.
Liberals and conservatives have different moral foundations, according to research published in Personality Processes and Individual Differences in 2009.
Adolescent students who use methamphetamine are more likely than those who have never used the drug to have a sexual transmitted infection (STI), according to research published in Drug and Alcohol Review.
According to a study published in Behavioral Neuroscience in 2010, the ability to retrieve social information from memory can be impaired by a brief exposure to stress.
A study published in Individual Differences Research in 2010 has found some differences between the reasons college-aged men and women provide for using Myspace and Facebook.
According to a study published in Evolution and Human Behavior in 2009, as a the level of income of a woman’s partner increases, so does the amount of orgasms she reports experiencing.
Research conducted in Germany found that fear of spiders is specific to spiders, and not similarly dangerous arthropods, such as bees and wasps. The finding places questions on the biological preparedness hypothesis of spider phobia.
According to a longitudinal study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry in 2009, the presence or absence of a structural language impairment may be a useful way to distinguish between autism and Asperger syndrome in young children.
According to a case report published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, in 2003 a 54-year-old Native American man experienced two weeks of psychosis after a traditional Native American ceremony involving peyote, which was resolved by 15 hours of sleep.
According to a study published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology in 2009, using a computerized attention modification program may be an effective way to help treat generalized social phobia.
Two experiments found that although disgust sensitivity was not associated with explicitly condemning homosexual behavior, it was associated with unconsciously or implicitly judging it negatively.
Research conducted at the University of Missouri has found that certain patterns of hormonal responses in men are associated with playing the computer game Unreal Tournament 2004.
It sounds strange that a drug addiction could be successfully combated using another recreational drug, but it appears that certain psychedelic drugs can have a positive influence when combined with psychotherapy. Although much of this research has been conducted before the 1970s and has typically focused on the use of LSD, recently psychiatrists from the St. Petersburg State Pavlov Medical University have tested the use of the drug ketamine.