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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.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 23 Aug 2016 23:30

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