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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

How to empower a teen with ADHD | Psyche

Learning difficulties

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How to empower a teen with ADHD

As they go through the most challenging period of their life, there are ways you can help them not just cope but thrive

by Margaret Sibley

Why do so many athletes turn to extreme and unproven remedies? | Psyche

Sports and games

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Why do so many athletes turn to extreme and unproven remedies?

by Nick Tiller

What does it take for someone to become a ‘different person’? | Psyche

The self

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What does it take for someone to become a ‘different person’?

by John Schwenkler

The journeys taken by emotion words shape our inner lives | Psyche

History of emotions

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The journeys taken by emotion words shape our inner lives

by Tim Lomas

How to live well with persistent pain | Psyche

Chronic pain

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How to live well with persistent pain

Tools from acceptance and commitment therapy can help you sidestep the struggle against pain – and thrive, in spite of it

by Whitney Scott

How to be more secure in your relationships | Psyche

Attachment

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How to be more secure in your relationships

Too clingy – or too scared to commit? Your attachment style is rooted in your childhood, but you can change it

by Graham Johnston & Matt Wotton

Allow error into your life and experience the joy of surprise | Psyche

Mind and brain

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Allow error into your life and experience the joy of surprise

by Leyla Loued-Khenissi

Physical fatigue is in the brain as much as in the body | Psyche

Sports and games

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Physical fatigue is in the brain as much as in the body

by David Robson

How to have less stuff | Psyche

Home

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How to have less stuff

Do your possessions hold too much power over you? Learn to regain control – and benefit your wallet and the planet

by Melissa Norberg

Why placebo pills work even when you know they’re a placebo | Psyche

Emerging therapies

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Why placebo pills work even when you know they’re a placebo

by Darwin A Guevarra & Kari A Leibowitz

How to get the excitement back | Psyche

Sex and sexuality

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How to get the excitement back

Long-term sexual boredom is common but not inevitable. Use these five focused strategies to rekindle your sex life together

by Ian Kerner

The power of slow therapy, revealed in two pioneering memoirs | Psyche

Psychoanalysis and the unconscious

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The power of slow therapy, revealed in two pioneering memoirs

by Elliot Jurist