There are obvious physical health benefits that come with giving up tobacco, but it turns out there are some mental health benefits too. Researchers have consistently found a link between quitting smoking and positive mental health outcomes. For example, a
There’s a new study out on coffee, the drug so popular we don’t even think of it as a drug. According to the study, caffeine consumption in early adolescence might be linked with alcohol consumption a year or two later.
On Wednesday, I wrote about research into the psychology of beer tasting. Today, we’re going to stick with the theme and look at a study on how a little alcohol can make people more creative – sometimes. As we all
If you’re going to participate in a psychology study, you could do worse than one where you’re asked to taste nine different beers. That’s the study researchers in New Zealand ran recently. Putting their scientific budget to good use, they
Nothing good happens when teenagers get bored – at least, that’s what a new study from researchers at University of Bologna in Italy suggests. In the study, published in Psychological Reports, researchers looked at how teenagers’ proneness to boredom influenced
A little liquid courage can take the edge off anxiety, but too much liquid courage can cause all sorts of problems. Self-medicating with the anxiety-reducing properties of alcohol has been put forward as one possible explanation for why people with
It’s not news that drinking on college campuses is widespread. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), about four out of five college students drink alcohol. And, about half of those students who drink, also consume