New research sheds light on the experiences of students in the sex industry

According to research published in Frontiers in Psychology, there are no differences in happiness between student sex workers and non-sex workers. However, the most frequent emotions reported by non-sex workers toward sex-working students were compassion and dismay. Sex work is commonly labeled “the world’s oldest profession” and is a taboo phenomenon in most societies. Sex […]

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Support for “All Lives Matters” linked to implicit racism and narrow definitions of discrimination

White people who reject the phrase “Black Lives Matter” in favor of the phrase “All Lives Matter” tend to score higher on assessments of implicit racism against Black people and define racism in narrow terms, according to research published in the British Journal of Social Psychology. They are also more likely to endorse color-blind ideologies. […]

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Cannabis products may help treat symptoms of depression, improve sleep, and increase quality of life, study suggests

A longitudinal study published in Frontiers in Psychiatry investigated the effects of medicinal cannabis among clinically depressed and/or anxious patients. Those who were using medicinal cannabis at baseline had lower depression scores than non-users, and non-users who began taking cannabis during the follow-up period experienced a reduction in both anxiety and depression symptoms.

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