Bio

Today Christian works as a Senior Editor at Aeon on their forthcoming Psyche digital magazine, covering psychology, mental health, philosophy and more. For 16 years he was the Founding Editor of the British Psychological Society’s acclaimed Research Digest blog – the site he created in 2005 – and presenter and producer of the PsychCrunch podcast. For nine years Christian was also an award-winning journalist for The Psychologist magazine.

As a student, Christian studied psychology and neuroscience before completing a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at The University of Manchester. After a short post-doc he began a career disseminating psychology and neuroscience research to the public and over the years he has written about the human mind and behaviour 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.

Christian’s 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. His next book, about personality change, is due for release in early 2021, published by Simon and Schuster in the USA and Little, Brown in the UK and Commonwealth.

What People Say

You are a gift to psychology.

Professor David Myers

You probably informed and amused so many more people than you’d ever imagine.

Dr Claudia Mollidor

The psychology community is immensely richer for your contribution, and we all owe you a huge debt of gratitude.

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