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

Thinking about germs makes people concerned about how they look

Simply thinking about potential infection seems to increase people's concerns about their own physical appearance, especially if they are chronic germ worriers, according to new research in Psychological Science. The findings ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Are looks more important than personality when choosing a man?

When mothers and their daughters have to choose potential partners, they do not look much further than skin deep. Mothers are not quite as picky though, and will choose a man who is only reasonably attractive for their daughters. ...

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