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  • Rauschkonstruktionenby Svenja Korte

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 51.43

    Rausch und Drogengebrauch werden im hegemonialen Diskurs meist als Symptom für Sucht und Flucht negativ konstruiert. Dabei stellt sich jedoch beim näheren Betrachten des Rauschdiskurses ein durchaus interessantes Spannungsfeld dar: Auf der einen Seite erfährt das Thema Drogen und Rausch eine problematisierende Bewertung im herrschenden Diskurs und... more...

  • Bewusstseinsverändernde Pflanzen von A - Zby Angelika Prentner

    Springer Vienna 2009; US$ 6.78

    Der Gebrauch von bewusstseinsverändernden Pflanzen nimmt vor allem bei Jugendlichen stark zu. Statistiken zufolge haben 40 % aller 14- bis 16-Jährigen schon einmal eine solche Pflanze konsumiert. Nur wenige wissen jedoch über die richtige Handhabung, die Dosierung, Wirkungen und die möglichen Folgen Bescheid, wie etwa Angst, Panik oder Flashbacks.... more...

  • Neuropsychedeliaby Nicolas Langlitz

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Neuropsychedelia examines the revival of psychedelic science since the "Decade of the Brain." After the breakdown of this previously prospering area of psychopharmacology, and in the wake of clashes between counterculture and establishment in the late 1960s, a new generation of hallucinogen researchers used the hype around the neurosciences in the... more...

  • Behavioral Pharmacology of 5-htby Paul Bevan; Paul Bevan; Paul Bevan Duphar; Alexander R. Cools; Trevor Archer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.51

    This volume reviews the current state of research within the behavioral pharmacology of 5-HT. The book opens exciting new approaches to the interdisciplinary study of behavior and pharmacology with special reference to ethology, endocrinology, neuroanatomy and comparative aspects of drug action, and notes new developments in therapeutic drugs of the... more...

  • Marijuanaby Loren L. Miller

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Marijuana: Effects on Human Behavior attempts to synthesize much of the existing experimentation concerning the acute and chronic effects of marijuana and its derivatives on human behavior. The book opens with a chapter on the strategies for conducting research on marijuana. It also describes a clinical study at the University of British Columbia.... more...

  • The Psychedelic Policy Quagmire: Health, Law, Freedom, and Societyby J. Harold Ellens; Thomas Roberts

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 73.00

    Hallucinogenic substances like LSD, mescaline, peyote, MDMA, and ayahuasca have a reputation as harmful substances that are enjoyed only by recreational users committing criminal acts. But leading international researchers and scholars who contributed to this book hold that the use of psychedelic substances for health, religious, intellectual, and... more...

  • A Hallucinogenic Tea, Laced with Controversy: Ayahuasca in the Amazon and the United Statesby Marlene de Rios; Roger Rumrrill

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 55.00

    One country's sacrament is another's illicit drug, as officials in South America and the United States are well aware. For centuries, a hallucinogenic tea made from a giant vine native to the Amazonian rainforest has been taken as a religious sacrament across several cultures in South America. Many spiritual leaders, shamans, and their followers consider... more...

  • Pharmacological and Biophysical Agents and Behaviorby Ernest Furchtgott

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Pharmacological and Biophysical Agents and Behavior is a compendium of papers that discusses the effects of radiations, drugs, or other similar agents on human behavior. This collection is a reference guide to the analysis of behavioral effects of other agents such as those produced by radiation, hypoxia. or thermal stress. One paper reviews the effects... more...

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