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.
Author Eric W. Dolan
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.
A growing body of psychological and anthropological research is putting into question thinness as the ideal form of female beauty. Many people think that in order to be attractive, you must be thin.
Blue light therapy is more effective than red light therapy for the treatment of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), according to a study published in the scientific journal Depression and Anxiety in 2009.
In 2008, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology published a study entitled “Romantic Red: Red Enhances Men’s Attraction to Women.” The study, conducted by Andrew Elliot and Daniela Niesta of the University of Rochester, found that the color red influenced men’s perception of attractiveness.