Caffeine Lecture

Caffeine Lecture - Caeine PSY 460 Drug Class S5mulant The...

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Cafeine’ PSY’460’
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Drug’Class:’S5mulant ’
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The’Buzz’ Low’to’Moderate’Doses=’Increased’alertness,’ ability’to’concentrate,’and’even’euphoria’ High’Doses=’Nervousness’and’agita5on’
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Brief’History’ Historically’caFeine’was’found’in’coFee,’tea,’&’Choclate’ Tea’goes’back’to’4 th ’century’China’ Ancient’legend’of’coFee’beans’suggest’that’the’eFects’on’ early’users’were’so’powerful’that’they’thought’to’have’ powers’by’divine’interven5on.’ CoFee’1 st ’cul5vated’in’Yemen’in’6 th ’century.’ 1600±s’trade’merchants’introduced’coFee’to’Europe.’
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Brief’History’cont.’ CoFeehouses’led’to’environment’of’crea5ve’thinking’and’ entrepreneurial’and’business.’ History’in’United’States:’ Tea’was’drink’of’choice’un5l’Bri5sh’Stamp’Act’of’176±’and’Trade’ Revenue’Act’of’of’1767’heavily’taxed’tea’importa5on.’Led’to’Boston’ Tea’Party’and’Revolu5onary’War.’ In’protest’to’Tea’tax,’coFee’became’caFeinated’drink’of’choice.’
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Cofee’in’the’U.S.’ 1940±s,’20lbs’oF’cofee’per’person’per’year’ 1990±s’dropped’to’10lbs’per’person’per’year-’BUT’this’did’ not’lower’cafeine’intake!’ Major’increase’in’cafeinated’so^’drinks’and’“energy’ drinks”’ Americans’drinking’more’varie5es’oF’cofee’and’more’ types’oF’cofee’drinks’that’ever’beFore.’ Es5mated’that’²0%’oF’Americans’drink’cofee,’everyday-’ as’many’as’3’-4’cups’each!’
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