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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 feel more pride | Psyche

Emotion regulation

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How to feel more pride

Get comfortable owning and enjoying your achievements, big and small, and you will nourish your mental health and self-esteem

by Leon Garber

Love can fuel the deep empathy needed to understand psychosis | Psyche

Psychosis and schizophrenia

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Love can fuel the deep empathy needed to understand psychosis

by Zoë Boden-Stuart

How to make a difficult decision | Psyche

Decision-making and attention

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How to make a difficult decision

It’s tempting but unwise to delay important choices. Grasp the nettle by using both systematic checklists and gut instinct

by Joseph Bikart

How to connect with your grandchildren | Psyche

Parenting and families

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How to connect with your grandchildren

You have a joyous opportunity to support the next generation. Be yourself, be firm but fair, and bond through tradition

by Jill Lawson

Psychology can help us as individuals avert the climate crisis | Psyche

Ethical living

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Psychology can help us as individuals avert the climate crisis

by Beth Parkin

How to know what you really want | Psyche

Goals and motivation

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How to know what you really want

From career choices to new purchases, use René Girard’s mimetic theory to resist the herd and forge your own path in life

by Luke Burgis

A stable sense of self is rooted in the lungs, heart and gut | Psyche

The self

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A stable sense of self is rooted in the lungs, heart and gut

by Alessandro Monti

How to rest well | Psyche

Pleasures and pastimes

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How to rest well

Taking a break isn’t lazy – learning to recharge is a skill that will allow you to enjoy a more creative, sustainable life

by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Either/or questions are part of psychotherapy’s language games | Psyche

Therapeutic relationships

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Either/or questions are part of psychotherapy’s language games

by Darren Haber

Why neurodiversity and entomology so often go together | Psyche

Neurodiversity

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Why neurodiversity and entomology so often go together

by Alice Laciny

How to perform well under pressure | Psyche

Goals and motivation

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How to perform well under pressure

Ditch the tough talk, it won’t help. Instead cultivate your mental flexibility so you can handle whatever comes your way

by Josephine Perry

Older people are battling despair, but Erikson offers us hope | Psyche

Ageing and death

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Older people are battling despair, but Erikson offers us hope

by Jane Adams