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Teens who vape higher doses of nicotine are more likely to become regular smok...
Even if it tastes like Gummi Bears and is inhaled as smoke-free aerosol, vaping higher concentrations of nicotine may increase how often teenagers use electronic cigarettes or smoke traditional cigarettes, according to a Keck School of Medicine of USC study. This is the first study to evaluate the association of e-cigarette nicotine concentration with future smoking and vaping behavior in youth, researchers said. We know that smoking is one of the most dan ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
New study suggests psychedelic drugs may reduce criminal behavior
Newly published research suggests that common psychedelic drugs--such as magic mushrooms, LSD and mescaline a substance derived from the peyote cactus --may reduce criminal offences. The new study, co-authored by UBC Okanagan s Associate Professor of Psychology Zach Walsh, found that psychedelic drugs are associated with a decreased likelihood of antisocial criminal behaviour. These findings add to a growing body of research suggesting that use of classic ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
Adolescents underreport amphetamine use, likely unaware that adderall is amphe...
High school seniors appear to be underreporting their nonmedical use of amphetamine, despite reporting using Adderall without a doctor s orders, finds a study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV HCV Research CDUHR at NYU Meyers College of Nursing. Our findings suggest that many young people are unaware that Adderall is amphetamine, said CDUHR researcher Joseph Palamar, PhD, MPH, the study s senior author and an associate professor of population health at NY ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
The opioid crisis: 'What have we learned and where do we go from here'?
October 23, 2017 - Anesthesiology and pain medicine should play a leading role in developing effective alternatives and solutions to the US opioid crisis, according to the November issue of Anesthesia Analgesia --a special thematic issue presenting information on the background, problems, and possible solutions to the opioid epidemic. The special issue presents research reviews and expert commentaries on the opioid crisis--focusing on the role of anesthesi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
PTSD: Five effective coping strategies
Post-traumatic stress disorder is caused by witnessing or being part of a frightening or shocking event, and it can affect day-to-day life and productivity. In this article, we discuss a few ways that you can keep its symptoms under control.
Medical News Today - Mon. Oct 23
What Should Managers Do With Profitable Unethical Customers?
In a previous blog post, I described some of my recent research , conducted with Zhao Yang and Rene Algesheimer of University of Zurich. In our paper, we found an instance of lawful but unethical behavior of customers that produced beneficial effects for the company as well as its other customers.
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 23
Psychology Isn't Immune From a Harvey Weinstein Problem
The recent Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment and assault scandal has highlighted how powerful and influential men can tragically and egregiously exploit younger women for their advantage. It is a cruel reminder that men in power can use their status to victimize women repeatedly and that decades can go by without these predators being caught or held accountable. Similar recent stories about Bill O Reilly and Donald Trump , for example, have demonstrated t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 23
Burger King Video Proves Folly of Relying on Bystanders
Author s Transparency Declaration I have a financial interest in a company that offers products and services that may be related to the content of my writings. Trigger Warning This article may challenge your cherished beliefs about bullying . If it will distress you, you should not read it. October is the twelfth annual National Bullying Prevention and Awareness Month in the US. Like many other organizations and corporations, Burger King has taken advantag ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 23
One Simple Trick for Attracting Your Perfect Partner
When you re single and ready for a new love in your life, it s only natural to daydream about your perfect mate. You ll likely dream about what he or she looks like, sounds like, or even smells like. You might imagine what his hobbies are or what it d feel like to hold her. Luckily, this natural instinct to daydream about a future love can quickly be transformed into one of the most powerful techniques for attracting your perfect mate. This technique is ca ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 23
Interview With Jennifer Egan
I admit it I was a little bit afraid to read Manhattan Beach , Jennifer Egan s new novel. I loved A Visit From the Goon Squad so much as a reader and a writer that I was afraid I couldn t possibly love this novel. And, I didn t. I found new reasons to admire and enjoy this historical narrative set during World War II. Each time I opened this book, I felt as if I was opening a door into a world I wanted to be in, to spend time with real people I wanted to k ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 23
Optimism Challenge Conclusion
Thanks to everyone who participated in this 90-day or so journey of purposeful optimism . In this post, I just wanted to take the time to look back and reflect on this period to see what has come out of this journey. Optimism, to me, does not mean looking at the world through rose-colored glasses or downplaying the very real forces of destruction and hatred in the world. It does not mean embracing the pick yourself up by the bootstraps philosophy of libert ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 23
Rembrandt's Creativity: The Magnificent Self-Portraits
Rembrandt van Rijn produced the largest number of self-portraits of any major painter in history. Although there is today controversy about attribution of previously designated Rembrandt paintings, the number of definite self-portraits is considered to vary between 86 and 98. Both mystery and controversy have arisen about this extensive specialization, and also about the reasons for Rembrandt s portrayal of himself in costumes and hats from various culture ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 22
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