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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

Lost perspective? Try this linguistic trick to reset your view | Psyche

Thinking and intelligence

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Lost perspective? Try this linguistic trick to reset your view

by Ariana Orvell

Hope is the antidote to helplessness. Here’s how to cultivate it | Psyche

Emotion regulation

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Hope is the antidote to helplessness. Here’s how to cultivate it

by Emily Esfahani Smith

It’s possible to help more positive images pop into your mind | Psyche

Memory and nostalgia

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It’s possible to help more positive images pop into your mind

by Simon Blackwell

There’s a way to avoid the slippery slopes of over-optimism | Psyche

Goals and motivation

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There’s a way to avoid the slippery slopes of over-optimism

by Heather C Lench

Here’s how to take back your life from long-term worrying | Psyche

Worry and rumination

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Here’s how to take back your life from long-term worrying

by Dane McCarrick & Daryl O’Connor

How to stop procrastinating | Psyche

Habits and routines

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How to stop procrastinating

Do you keep putting things off when you know you shouldn’t? Get going by understanding the psychology of irrational delay

by Wendelien van Eerde

How to cope when life seems unreal | Psyche

Angst

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How to cope when life seems unreal

If you feel detached from the world, you might be going through depersonalisation. Be reassured, there are ways to recover

by Shaun O Connor

Mental disorders are brain disorders – here’s why that matters | Psyche

Brain interventions

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Mental disorders are brain disorders – here’s why that matters

by Camilla Nord

How to gain more from your reading | Psyche

Stories and literature

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How to gain more from your reading

There’s more to words than meets the eye. Deepen your appreciation of literature through the art of slow, attentive reading

by Robert DiYanni

How to breathe | Psyche

The body and physical health

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How to breathe

Whether your aim is improved health, mental calm or achieving transcendence, breathing techniques can help you get there

by Martin Petrus

What dream characters reveal about the astonishing dreaming brain | Psyche

Sleep and dreams

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What dream characters reveal about the astonishing dreaming brain

by Antonio Zadra

How to enjoy being single | Psyche

Love and relationships

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How to enjoy being single

‘Happily ever after’ is a romantic myth. Defy society’s singlism and discover ways to embrace a joyful, independent life

by David Robson