Decades long surveys suggest the deleterious effects of smoking may extend to detrimental personality changes
Smoking may put more than just your physical health at risk.
There is increasing recognition that while our personality traits are stable enough to shape our lives profoundly, they are also partly malleable, so that our choices and experiences can feedback and influence the kind of people we become.
Think adrenaline leaves you unable to think clearly? Think again.
It's well-established in psychology that intense emotion and physiological arousal interfere with people's ability to think straight.
Can microdosing LSD enhance creativity and focus?
What if you could take a psychedelic drug regularly in such tiny quantities that the immediate effects were not discernible, yet over time it led to a range of psychological benefits, especially enhanced focus and heightened creativity?
Smart people are not afraid to say "I don't know."
In the era of social media and rolling news there's a constant pressure to be in the know, always on hand with an aperçus or two.
Dr Christian Jarrett is the author of PERSONOLOGY, Using the Science of Personality Change to Your Advantage, forthcoming from Simon and Schuster (North America) and Little Brown (UK and Commonwealth).