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Why Jigsaw Puzzles Are So Soothing And Addicting Right Now

From the May 27, 2020 Huffington Post article

Short answer..
““While COVID-19 is associated with a lack of control and an unknown end, puzzles offer the opposite,” said Michael Vilensky, a psychologist at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. “With a puzzle, with enough time and effort, we can control the outcome, know it will end, and experience a sense of relief and accomplishment when it’s finished.””

Read the entire article at https://www.huffpost.com/entry/jigsaw-puzzles-soothing-coronavirus_l_5ecc7d43c5b6d6fc7b7f41b4?ncid=newsltushpmgnews

July 24, 2020 - Posted by | Psychology | , , ,

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