Christian Jarrett


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Dr. Christian Jarrett is the author, editor, and contributor to ten books spanning psychology, neuroscience, self-help, and productivity. His latest is Be Who You Want: Unlocking The Science of Personality Change – winner of the 2022 Book Prize from The Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Christian’s earlier books include This Book Has Issues, 30 Second Psychology (over 100,000 copies sold worldwide), The Rough Guide to Psychology, and Great Myths of The Brain – they have been translated into fourteen languages to date.

With a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience, a master's degree in neuroscience (both funded by scholarships from the UK’s Medical Research Council), and a first-class honors degree in psychology, Christian is recognized as a chartered psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society. Today, Christian is the Deputy Editor of Psyche, a global digital magazine that illuminates the human condition through psychology, philosophical understanding, and the arts.

For 16 years, Christian was the Founding Editor of the British Psychological Society’s acclaimed Research Digest blog and presenter and producer of the associated PsychCrunch podcast. He also worked as an award-winning journalist for The Psychologist magazine for nine years. After completing his Ph.D. and a short spell working as a research fellow at The University of Manchester, Christian decided to embrace a career disseminating psychology and neuroscience research to the public. 

Over the years, alongside his editorial roles and authoring books, he has written about the human mind and behavior for countless publications around the world, including authoring his own Brain Watch blog for WIRED, a Brain Myths blog for Psychology Today, a neuroscience column for New York magazine, a personality column for BBC Future, and an anxiety advice column for VICE Tonic. 

His writing has also been featured in GQ Italia, New Scientist, BBC Science Focus, The Guardian, The Times, Womankind, 99U, Aeon, Big Think, The Telegraph, Outdoor Fitness, BBC WorkLife, and many more publications. 

Christian has made countless appearances on international radio and podcasts; presented at international business conferences; given seminars at leading universities; and spoken on the subject of personality change in many venues, from London bars to Harrow boarding school. His latest book, BE WHO YOU WANT, Unlocking The Science Of Personality Change, was published internationally to critical acclaim in May 2021.

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