2 Video Games Linked To High Intelligence

Some video games can act like an IQ test. Certain strategy games can act like an IQ test, according to new research. People who perform well at the two games also did better at standard paper-and-pencil intelligence tests. One of…

The Most Severe Personality Disorder Weakens Empathic Brain Activity

Why people with the most severe personality disorder find it difficult to have romantic relationships and friendships. People with borderline personality disorder have deficits in brain regions related to empathy, new research finds. The finding helps explain why people with…

The Simple Behaviour That Makes You More Attractive

The behaviour is particularly attractive to women, although men also rate it highly. Being altruistic — helping others without thought of reward — is particularly attractive to women, research finds. But both men and women find those who are altruistic…

Wearing Red: The Danger Signals It Sends

New study shows that everyone knows what wearing red means, so watch out! Red is very much in fashion in psychology at the moment. Last year PsyBlog reported on the exciting news that women are more likely to wear red…

The Weirdest Way To Instantly Relieve Stress

Difficulties dealing with stress are linked to mental health problems. Smelling your partner’s clothes helps to reduce stress levels, new research finds. Women who smelled their partner’s t-shirt felt calmer afterwards. In comparison, those who smelled a stranger’s t-shirt experienced… read more

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