Notes on contributors - Appendices

30-Second Psychology: The 50 Most Thought-provoking Psychology Theories, Each Explained in Half a Minute - Christian Jarrett 2011

Notes on contributors


Christian Jarrett is an award-winning journalist for The Psychologist magazine, published by the British Psychological Society, and he edits and writes the society’s internationally renowned Research Digest blog ( Christian also authored The Rough Guide to Psychology (2011), co-authored This Book Has Issues, Adventures in Popular Psychology (2008), contributed to 30-Second Theories (2009) and has written for numerous publications including The Times, Wired UK, BBC Focus and New Scientist. He has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). Christian tweets @Psych_Writer.


Vaughan Bell is a clinical psychologist who works between London in the UK and Medellín in Colombia. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and a clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Antioquia in Medellín. He also writes about the mind, brain and society for the press and the internet and is currently writing a book about hallucinations. Vaughan tweets @vaughanbell.

Moheb Costandi trained as a molecular and developmental neurobiologist and now works as a freelance science writer specializing in neuroscience. His work has been published in BBC Focus Magazine, Technology Review, Scientific American and The Scientist. He also writes regularly for The Guardian, and is the author of the highly regarded Neurophilosophy blog. Moheb tweets @mocost.

Dave Munger is Editor and co-founder of, a website collecting thousands of blog posts about peer-reviewed research, often written by experts in their fields. He writes a column on research blogging for For five years he co-authored Cognitive Daily (, covering recent developments in psychology research. He has written or co-authored several textbooks, including Researching Online and The Pocket Reader. Dave tweets @davemunger.

Tom Stafford works as a lecturer in Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Sheffield. He co-authored Mind Hacks: Tips and Tools for Using your Brain (2004) and The Rough Guide Book of Brain Training (2010). His latest work is an ebook called The Narrative Escape (2010). Tom tweets @tomstafford.