Tag: psychology

The Influence of Moderate Wine Consumption and Ambiance on Mood: A Psychological and Physiological Analysis

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It has been well documented that mood is affected in part by the endocannaboid system in both animals and humans. Specifically, levels of various endocannaboids (ECs) and their receptors have been directly implicated in mental health conditions such as anxiety…

Environmental Context Determines Self-Administered Alcohol Consumption Rates in Rats

Clinical research indicates that environmental context plays a very important role in altering individual responsiveness to addictive drugs.  For example, traumatic life experiences have been shown to be associated with the development of a drug addiction, or a relapse back…