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  • 59 Secondsby Richard Wiseman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    A psychologist and best-selling author gives us a myth-busting response to the self-help movement, with tips and tricks to improve your life that come straight from the scientific community. Richard Wiseman has been troubled by the realization that the self-help industry often promotes exercises that destroy motivation, damage relationships, and reduce... more...

  • The Little Book Of Luckby Richard Wiseman

    Random House 2011; US$ 7.04

    This little book is a distillation of Richard Wiseman's research into how to lead a luckier life. Featuring much new material - including original 'charm' designs that will help you to stay lucky - as well as an overview of the four principles that make up The Luck Factor, this is a fun and accessible insight into the scientific principles of good... more...

  • The Luck Factorby Richard Wiseman

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.68

    Why do some people lead happy successful lives whilst other face repeated failure and sadness? Why do some find their perfect partner whilst others stagger from one broken relationship to the next? What enables some people to have successful careers whilst others find themselves trapped in jobs they detest? And can unlucky people do anything to... more...

  • Did You Spot The Gorilla?by Richard Wiseman

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.68

    In a recent series of ground-breaking psychological experiments, volunteers were shown a 30-second film of some people playing basketball and told to count the number of passes made with the ball. After just a few seconds, a man dressed as a gorilla slowly walked into frame, beat his chest at the camera, and sauntered off. Unbelievably, almost none... more...

  • The As If Principleby Richard Wiseman

    Free Press 2013; US$ 16.00

    Victorian philosopher William James had a theory about emotion and behavior: It isn?t that our feelings guide our actions (feel happy and you will laugh). On the contrary, it is our actions that guide our emotions (laugh and you will feel happy). This led James to a remarkable conclusion: ?If you want a quality, act as if you already have it.? Roused... more...

  • Paranormalityby Richard Wiseman

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.91

    'People are emotionally drawn to the supernatural. They actively want weird, spooky things to be true . . . Wiseman shows us a higher joy as he deftly skewers the paranormal charlatans, blows away the psychic fog and lets in the clear light of reason.' Richard Dawkins Professor Richard Wiseman is clear about one thing: paranormal phenomena don't... more...

  • 59 Seconds: Persuasionby Richard Wiseman

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 0.87

    In 59 Seconds , psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman presents a fresh approach to change that helps people achieve their aims and ambitions in minutes, not months. From mood to memory, persuasion to procrastination, and resilience to relationships, Wiseman outlines the research supporting this new science of rapid change, and describes how these... more...

  • 59 Secondsby Richard Wiseman

    Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 9.91

    Most people would like to be more creative, more persuasive and more attractive. For years, gurus and 'life coaches' have urged people to improve their lives by changing the way they think and behave, but scientific research has revealed that many of their techniques, from group brainstorming to visualization, are ineffective. Fortunately, in 59... more...

  • 59 Seconds: Decision Makingby Richard Wiseman

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 0.87

    In 59 Seconds , psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman presents a fresh approach to change that helps people achieve their aims and ambitions in minutes, not months. From mood to memory, persuasion to procrastination, and resilience to relationships, Wiseman outlines the research supporting this new science of rapid change, and describes how these... more...

  • Quirkologyby Richard Wiseman

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.91

    Ever wondered why bad musicians always win the Eurovision Song Contest, or how incompetent politicians get elected? You need some Quirkology in your life. While other scientists beaver away on obvious problems, Richard Wiseman has been busy uncovering the secret ingredients of charisma, exploring how our personalities are shaped by when we are born... more...