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The Truth About Personality

Episode 17 of 18

Series exploring topical scientific issues. Michael Mosley explores the latest theories on how our personalities are created - and whether they can be changed.

Michael Mosley explores the latest science about how our personalities are created - and whether they can be changed.

Despite appearances, Mosley is a pessimist who constantly frets about the future. He wants to worry less and become more of an optimist.

He tries out two techniques to change this aspect of his personality - with surprising results.

And he travels to the frontiers of genetics and neuroscience to find out about the forces that shape all our personalities.

58 minutes

Last on

Thu 10 Oct 2019 23:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:03

    Bobby McFerrin

    Don't Worry, Be Happy

  • 00:04

    Asaf Avidan & The Mojos

    One Day / Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Remix)

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Michael Mosley
Producer Helen Nixon
Director Helen Nixon
Series Editor Aidan Laverty

Broadcasts

  • Wed 10 Jul 2013 21:00
  • Thu 11 Jul 2013 23:20
  • Thu 11 Jul 2013 23:50
  • Tue 23 Aug 2016 23:30
  • Thu 10 Oct 2019 23:30

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