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Psychedelic, Psychoactive, and Addictive Drugs and States of Consciousness

Ralph Metzner

in Mind-Altering Drugs: The Science of Subjective Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195165319
eISBN:
9780199894055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165319.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

This chapter examines the states of consciousness induced by hallucinogens or psychedelic drugs in the framework of a general model of altered states of consciousness (ASCs). According to the general ... More


Psychoactive Agents and the Self

ROY J MATHEW

in The Lost Self: Pathologies of the Brain and Identity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195173413
eISBN:
9780199865758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173413.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter examines alterations of the self that are due to an array of psychoactive drugs. It discusses the effects of mescaline, cocaine, and ecstasy on the self, and then relates the scientific ... More


Meeting the Djinn: Stories of Drug Use, Bad Trips, and Addiction

Sveinung Sandberg and Sébastien Tutenges

in Narrative Criminology: Understanding Stories of Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479876778
eISBN:
9781479895731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876778.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter describes the “other side” of social life, which is closely associated with the abuse of psychoactive drugs, such as cannabis, LSD, and heroin. These drugs represent the forbidden, and ... More


Music and ayahuasca

Benny Shanon

in Music and Consciousness: Philosophical, Psychological, and Cultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199553792
eISBN:
9780191728617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553792.003.0077
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the musical facets of the special state of mind induced by ayahuasca, a powerful Amazonian psychoactive brew especially famous for the vivid hallucinations that it induces. The ... More


Science, Profit and Politics in the Conduct of Clinical Trials

Richard P. Bentall

in Doctoring the Mind: Is Our Current Treatment of Mental Illness Really Any Good?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791486
eISBN:
9780814739143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791486.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter offers an explanation for the ineffectiveness of psychiatric services. Some psychiatric treatments that are widely used today are not nearly as effective as is commonly supposed; their ... More


Chronicling Trauma: Journalists and Writers on Violence and Loss

Doug Underwood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036408
eISBN:
9780252093432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036408.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

To attract readers, journalists have long trafficked in the causes of trauma—crime, violence, warfare—as well as psychological profiling of deviance and aberrational personalities. Novelists, in ... More


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