Christian Jarrett
Senior Editor, Aeon+Psyche

A cognitive neuroscientist by training, Christian works across Aeon+Psyche but with particular responsibility for writing and commissioning at Psyche. His writing on psychology and neuroscience has appeared in BBC Future, Wired, New York magazine, Vice, GQ Italia, Womankind, The Times and The Guardian, among others. He was the founding editor of the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest, presenter of their PsychCrunch podcast, 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 next, on personality change, will be 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.

Written by Christian Jarrett

Edited by Christian Jarrett

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Mental health
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Mental health
Unboxing mental health

Our system for diagnosing mental disorders doesn’t work. The transdiagnostic model offers a humane, clinically sound alternative

Melissa Black

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Consciousness and altered states
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Aurore Thibaut

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Mental health
My psychosis

It was one terrifying, exciting night of delusions, hallucinations and paranoia. What would it teach a future psychologist?

Tom Hartley

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