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Christian Jarrett

Deputy Editor, Aeon+Psyche

A cognitive neuroscientist by training, Christian was the founding editor of the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest and an award-winning journalist on The Psychologist magazine. His books include The Rough Guide to Psychology, 30-Second Psychology and Great Myths of the Brain. His latest is Be Who You Want: Unlocking the Science of Personality Change, published in 2021. Christian will never forget holding a human brain in his hands as part of a neuroanatomy class, the grey mass so heavy as if filled still with memories and dreams. Find him on Twitter @Psych_Writer.

Edited by Christian Jarrett

Asking one simple question can entirely change how you feel | Psyche

Emotion regulation

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Asking one simple question can entirely change how you feel

by Christian Waugh

How to become an expert | Psyche

Work and vocation

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How to become an expert

The path to mastery is long, winding and hugely fulfilling. Use this map to navigate and overcome any bumps along the way

by Roger L Kneebone

A radical approach can change behaviour in and out of the classroom | Psyche

Learning and education

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A radical approach can change behaviour in and out of the classroom

by Alexandria C Robers

Go on, admit it. You’re multitasking. Here’s how to do it better | Psyche

Focus and attention

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Go on, admit it. You’re multitasking. Here’s how to do it better

by Virginia Clinton-Lisell

Why academia should embrace ‘Grandma’s metaphysics’ | Psyche

Thinking and intelligence

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Why academia should embrace ‘Grandma’s metaphysics’

by Devin Sanchez Curry

How to be kinder to yourself | Psyche

Change and self-development

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How to be kinder to yourself

Self-compassion techniques aren’t self-indulgent – they’ll tame your inner critic while helping you change for the better

by Brooke Schwartz

How to overcome worrying about your health | Psyche

Health anxiety

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How to overcome worrying about your health

Forever looking up symptoms and fearing the worst? There are ways to stop the endless checking and find real peace of mind

by Karen Cassiday

Time to move beyond the anecdotes around animal-assisted therapies | Psyche

Evaluating therapies

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Time to move beyond the anecdotes around animal-assisted therapies

by Mirena Dimolareva

Helping others might feel good, but is it really good for you? | Psyche

Compassion and empathy

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Helping others might feel good, but is it really good for you?

by T Ryan Byerly

How to complete an impossible challenge | Psyche

Goals and motivation

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How to complete an impossible challenge

There’s no need to hide under the bed covers – with the GOD principle you’ll be able to achieve your goals, big or small

by Kevin Dutton & John Collins

Strength in numbers: group therapy can beat phobias in a day | Psyche

Group therapy

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Strength in numbers: group therapy can beat phobias in a day

by André Wannemüller

To meet your goals, forget willpower and fill your toolbox | Psyche

Goals and motivation

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To meet your goals, forget willpower and fill your toolbox

by Marina Milyavskaya