Psychology & Psychiatry

Tetris: It could be the salve for a worried mind

The venerable video game was used in a recent experiment to create a state of "flow—the term psychologists use to describe a state of mind so engaged it makes the rest of the world fall away, and time pass more quickly. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why is it fun to be frightened?

John Carpenter's iconic horror film "Halloween" celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Few horror movies have achieved similar notoriety, and it's credited with kicking off the steady stream of slasher flicks that followed.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to tell if someone likes you

Mysteries around what behaviours signal attraction and answers to one of life's more pressing questions—are they into me?—are slightly clearer thanks to a new study by a University of Alberta researcher.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Want an expensive engagement ring? Looks count

Men are willing to purchase more showy, expensive engagement rings when they imagine themselves with an attractive woman rather than a woman with average looks. Appearance also plays a role for women but, in contrast to men, ...

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