Paul Christiansen

Paul Christiansen
aul is a Lecturer at the University of Liverpool. His broad research interests focus on automatic and controlled cognitive processes in addiction. He is particularly interested in self control and how the perception of being in certain states can influence someone’s ability to regulate their behaviour. He also works in Forensic Psychology, analysing the impact of interrogation techniques on interview yield. He has recently started tweeting about his work and other work in addiction (and beyond) (@ChristiansenLiv).

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Quitting smoking is the easy part, staying quit is hard

During 2010/11 there were 1.53 million hospital admissions for illnesses directly attributable to smoking in the UK. These admissions, along with other smoking-related expenses, cost the NHS approximately £5 billion pounds per year. Fortunately, the NHS is spending £88.2 million per year on cessation treatments, many of which have been repeatedly demonstrated to be highly [read the full story…]