The Psychology of Darth Vader Revealed

The researchers also suggested that the success of the “Star Wars” prequel films might partially rely upon how teens can relate to the troubled Anakin Skywalker. Only adults can be diagnosed with to borderline personality disorder under the current DSM-IV guidelines, but Bui and Rodgers pointed to several studies that suggest the disorder is fairly frequent among teens. Either way, the situation in the “Star Wars” prequels seems clear to…

Forget Why You Walked in a Room? Doorways to Blame, Study Finds

Even the most nimble-minded among us have pondered that question after walking into a room with some purpose in mind — to get something, perhaps? — only to blank on what that purpose was. Now a new study suggests that it’s the very act of walking through a doorway that causes these strange memory lapses. “Entering or exiting through a doorway serves as an ‘event boundary’ in the mind, which…