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Richard Wiseman - Author

About the Author

Richard Wiseman is based at the University of Hertfordshire and holds Britain's only professor for the Public Understanding of Psychology. He has an international reputation for his research into unusual areas, including deception, luck, humour and the paranormal, is frequently quoted by the media, and his research has been featured on over 150 television programmes across the world. He is the author of the international bestseller 59 Seconds.

Featured books by Richard Wiseman

Night School Wake Up to the Power of Sleep

Night School Wake Up to the Power of Sleep

Author: Richard Wiseman Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2015

Almost a third of your whole life is spent asleep. Every night you close your eyes, become oblivious to your surroundings and waste hours flying, being chased or watching all your teeth fall out - and then you wake up. What on earth is going on? Based on exciting new peer-reviewed research, mass-participation experiments and the world's largest archive of dream reports, Night School uncovers the truth about the sleeping brain - and gives powerful tips on how you can use those hours of apparently 'dead' time to change your waking life. Along the way you will discover how to learn information while you sleep, the creative potential of a six-minute nap, and what your dreams really mean. Studies show that even a small lack of sleep can have a detrimental effect on health and happiness. It's time to banish nightmares, make the most of the missing third of your days, and get the best night's sleep of your life.

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Other books by Richard Wiseman

Shoot for the Moon How the Moon Landings Taught us the 8 Secrets of Success

Shoot for the Moon How the Moon Landings Taught us the 8 Secrets of Success

Author: Richard Wiseman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2019

'Fascinating new book examines the history of Nasa's Apollo space missions' Daily Mail _______ Eight key lessons to revolutionise your life with the mindset that got man to the moon. 20th July 1969: Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the Moon. We all recognize this to be one of mankind's greatest achievements. Yet what did it take to make John F. Kennedy's dream a reality? In this remarkable book, Professor Richard Wiseman presents a pioneering study of the mindset that took humanity to the Moon, and shows how you can harness and use it to achieve the extraordinary in your everyday life. Combining personal interviews, mission archives and cutting-edge psychology, Wiseman embarks on the ultimate voyage through inner space. Along the way he identifies eight key principles that make up the Apollo Mindset, including how pessimism is crucial to success, and how fear and tragedy can be transformed into hope and optimism. You will discover a series of practical techniques that you can use to incorporate these winning principles into both your professional and personal life. Whether you want to start a business venture, change careers, find your perfect partner, raise a loving family, get promoted, gain a new qualification, escape the rat race, or pursue a lifelong passion, these techniques will help you to reach your own Moon.

Shoot for the Moon How the Moon Landings Taught us the 8 Secrets of Success

Shoot for the Moon How the Moon Landings Taught us the 8 Secrets of Success

Author: Richard Wiseman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2019

20th July 1969: Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. We've seen the footage, we've heard the history, we've marveled at mankind's great achievement. What we don't know is what it takes for astronauts to stay focused, calm and prepared when facing the impossible. Having studied mission archives and first-person accounts of the Apollo 11 moon landings and examined recent psychological and neuroscientific research, Psychologist Richard Wiseman has uncovered NASA's greatest untold discovery: the Apollo Mindset. And this is the missing manual. While mankind was making leaps in progress, the man who made it to the moon in the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander had taken many small steps in his mind to reach this landmark moment. Richard Wiseman is here to share the seven psychological principles you need to accomplish the impossible. While most of us won't explore space, we can use the same ideas and techniques used by the team behind the Apollo 11 to accomplish your most far-reaching goals. Be it starting your own business, getting promoted or giving up the rat-race and pursuing your lifelong dream, the Apollo Mindset will help you to reach your own moon.

Shoot for the Moon How the Moon Landings Taught us the 8 Secrets of Success

Shoot for the Moon How the Moon Landings Taught us the 8 Secrets of Success

Author: Richard Wiseman Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/01/2019

'Fascinating new book examines the history of Nasa's Apollo space missions' Daily Mail _______ Eight key lessons to revolutionise your life with the mindset that got man to the moon. 20th July 1969: Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the Moon. We all recognize this to be one of mankind's greatest achievements. Yet what did it take to make John F. Kennedy's dream a reality? In this remarkable book, Professor Richard Wiseman presents a pioneering study of the mindset that took humanity to the Moon, and shows how you can harness and use it to achieve the extraordinary in your everyday life. Combining personal interviews, mission archives and cutting-edge psychology, Wiseman embarks on the ultimate voyage through inner space. Along the way he identifies eight key principles that make up the Apollo Mindset, including how pessimism is crucial to success, and how fear and tragedy can be transformed into hope and optimism. You will discover a series of practical techniques that you can use to incorporate these winning principles into both your professional and personal life. Whether you want to start a business venture, change careers, find your perfect partner, raise a loving family, get promoted, gain a new qualification, escape the rat race, or pursue a lifelong passion, these techniques will help you to reach your own Moon.

How to Remember Everything

How to Remember Everything

Author: Richard Wiseman Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2018

'Richard Wiseman is arguably the most interesting experimental psychologist working today' Scientific American Try to remember these letters: R A I O L T A L G. Struggling? Let's rearrange them and try again: A L L I G A T O R. Having a great memory is easy when you know how your mind works. Packed with powerful tricks of the memory trade and the science behind them, psychologist and bestselling writer Professor Richard Wiseman helps you to remember names and faces, birthdays and meetings, telephone numbers and shopping lists, exam answers and pub trivia, and where you left your keys (they are on the small table behind your sofa). Impress your friends, sharpen your mind and change your life with this unforgettable little gem of a book.

101 Wetten, die man garantiert gewinnt

101 Wetten, die man garantiert gewinnt

Author: Richard Wiseman Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2017

Mit "e;101 Wetten, die man garantiert gewinnt"e; knupft der Psychologe und Bestseller-Autor Richard Wiseman an die Erfolge von "e;Quirkology"e;, "e;60 Sekunden"e; und "e;Machen, nicht Denken!"e; an. Das Buch ist durchgehend illustriert, witzig, verbluffend und sehr unterhaltsam - in schoner Geschenkausstattung.Jeder mag Gewinner. Stellen Sie sich vor, Sie konnten jeden mit scheinbar aussichtslosen Wetten herausfordern und sich dabei sicher sein, dass Sie gewinnen werden! Der Psychologe Richard Wiseman zeigt uns unterhaltsam und mit britischem Humor, wie man mit Hilfe von Wissenschaft, Logik und ein wenig Trickserei immer auf der Gewinnerseite steht.Sie lernen: - eine Munze auf dem Rand eines Geldscheins zu balancieren- eine Tasse mit einem Ballon aufzuheben- zwei gestapelte Glaser voneinander zu trennen, ohne sie zu beruhrenu.v.m.Sie benotigen dafur nichts als Ihren eigenen Korper oder gewohnliche Haushaltsgegenstande. Und dahinter steckt keine Zauberei, sondern faszinierende Wissenschaft, die Wiseman gekonnt und verbluffend einfach zu erklaren vermag.

SUPERSCHLAF

SUPERSCHLAF

Author: Richard Wiseman Format: eBook Release Date: 24/09/2015

+++ Glucklich, ausgeglichen und erfrischt erwachen: das Geheimnis des Superschlafs! +++Wie Sie vom schlechten Schlafer zum guten Schlafer - und vom guten Schlafer zum SUPERSCHLAFER werden.* Vertiefen Sie Gelerntes und losen Sie Probleme im Schlaf* Entfesseln Sie die kreative Kraft des Sechs-Minuten-Nickerchens* Entdecken Sie, was Ihre Traume wirklich bedeuten* Verbannen Sie Jetlag, Albtraume und Schnarchen fur immer aus Ihrem LebenDer Bestsellerautor und renommierte Psychologe Richard Wiseman hat selbst erforscht und alles zusammengetragen, was man uber den Schlaf wissen kann und zeigt uns so die Kraft des Superschlafs.Ein Buch, das nicht nur Ihre Nachte, sondern Ihr Leben verandern wird!

Quirkologie

Quirkologie

Author: Richard Wiseman Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2015

Quirkologie ist eine neue Disziplin der Verhaltenspsychologie, die Professor Richard Wiseman seit uber zwanzig Jahren betreibt. Mit wissenschaftlichen Methoden untersucht er die erstaunlichsten Aspekte menschlichen Verhaltens: wie unser Vorname unsere Personlichkeit beeinflusst, warum September-Kinder besser in Sport sind, ob Freitag der 13. tatsachlich eine Gefahr fur unsere Gesundheit darstellt - und welches der lustigste Witz der Welt ist."e;Wiseman hat einen Riecher fur populare Themen und ein bemerkenswertes Geschick, Fragen auf eine Art anzugehen, wie es noch keiner vor ihm getan hat."e; Die Zeit

Quirkology The Curious Science of Everyday Lives

Quirkology The Curious Science of Everyday Lives

Author: Richard Wiseman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2015

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 and examining why people usually miss the obvious signs of their partner's infidelity. Using scientific methods to investigate offbeat topics that interest the general public as well as the scientific community, Quirkology brings a new understanding to the backwaters of the human mind and takes us to places where mainstream scientists fear to tread. Comparable to Freakonomics, but British, far more populist, and a lot funnier. Findings include: How does your surname influence your life? What does the way you walk reveal about your personality? Why should women have men write their personal ads? What is the funniest joke in the world?

Paranormality The Science of the Supernatural

Paranormality The Science of the Supernatural

Author: Richard Wiseman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2015

'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 exist. But in the same way that the science of space travel transforms our everyday lives, so research into telepathy, fortune-telling and out-of-body experiences produces remarkable insights into our brains, behaviour and beliefs. Paranormality embarks on a wild ghost chase into this new science of the supernatural and is packed with activities that allow you to experience the impossible. So throw away your crystals, ditch your lucky charms and cancel your subscription to Reincarnation Weekly. It is time to discover the real secrets of the paranormal. Learn how to control your dreams -- and leave your body behind Convince complete strangers that you know all about them Unleash the power of your unconscious mind

Rip It Up Forget positive thinking, it's time for positive action

Rip It Up Forget positive thinking, it's time for positive action

Author: Richard Wiseman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2015

Rip up this book and unleash your hidden potential Most self-help books encourage you to think differently; to think yourself thin, imagine a richer self or to visualize the perfect you. This is difficult, time consuming and often doesn't work. Drawing on a dazzling array of scientific evidence, psychologist Richard Wiseman presents a radical new insight that turns conventional self-help on its head: simple physical actions represent the quickest, easiest and most powerful way to instantly change how you think and feel. So don't just think about changing your life. Do it. *Discover the simple idea that changes everything *Lose weight * Stop smoking * Feel instantly younger

59 Seconds Think a Little, Change a Lot

59 Seconds Think a Little, Change a Lot

Author: Richard Wiseman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2015

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 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot psychologist Richard Wiseman is on hand to provide fast-acting, myth-busting scientific answers to a huge range of everyday problems. From job-hunting to relationships, and from parenting to self-esteem, personal and professional success may be less than a minute away . . . * Find out why putting a pencil between your teeth instantly makes you feel happier. * Discover why even thinking about going to the gym can help you keep in shape. * Learn how putting just one thing in your wallet will improve the chance of it being returned if lost.

Night School Wake Up to the Power of Sleep

Night School Wake Up to the Power of Sleep

Author: Richard Wiseman Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2015

Almost a third of your whole life is spent asleep. Every night you close your eyes, become oblivious to your surroundings and waste hours flying, being chased or watching all your teeth fall out - and then you wake up. What on earth is going on? Based on exciting new peer-reviewed research, mass-participation experiments and the world's largest archive of dream reports, Night School uncovers the truth about the sleeping brain - and gives powerful tips on how you can use those hours of apparently 'dead' time to change your waking life. Along the way you will discover how to learn information while you sleep, the creative potential of a six-minute nap, and what your dreams really mean. Studies show that even a small lack of sleep can have a detrimental effect on health and happiness. It's time to banish nightmares, make the most of the missing third of your days, and get the best night's sleep of your life.

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Wie Sie in 60 Sekunden Ihr Leben verandern

Wie Sie in 60 Sekunden Ihr Leben verandern

Author: Richard Wiseman Format: eBook Release Date: 06/03/2014

Wissenschaftlich erwiesene Techniken, mit denen Sie Ihr Leben in weniger als einer Minute erfolgreich verandernEs ist viel einfacher, Ihr Leben zu verandern, als Sie dachten und als Ihnen viele Lebensberater weismachen wollen. Neueste Studien haben ergeben, dass es viele Techniken gibt, die hoch effektiv sind, weniger als 60 Sekunden Zeit brauchen und deren Erfolg vor allem wissenschaftlich erwiesen ist.In diesem Buch bringt der Psychologe und Bestsellerautor Richard Wiseman erstmals diese Techniken zusammen und zeigt, wie und warum sie funktionieren. So erklart er unter anderem- wie man um 10 Prozent kreativer wird, nur indem man sich hinlegt;- wie ein Bleistift im Mund unmittelbar das Gluckempfinden stimuliert;- wie alleine ans Fitness-Studio zu denken den Korper in Form bringt;- warum eine leichte Beruhrung am Arm einer fremden Person um 62 Prozent die Chancen erhoht, dass diese Person Sie mag; - wie nur das Verschranken der Arme Ihnen schon hilft, eine schwierige Aufgabe anzupacken.Richard Wiseman zeigt, welche wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse hinter all diesen Techniken und vielen anderen stehen, er entlarvt die Mythen der vielen Lebensberater und zeigt, das der personliche und berufliche Erfolg weniger als eine Minute entfernt sein kann.

Machen - nicht denken!

Machen - nicht denken!

Author: Richard Wiseman Format: eBook Release Date: 20/06/2013

Tun Sie es einfach: entfalten Sie jetzt Ihr volles Potential!Abnehmen?Erfolgreicher sein?Freunde finden?Egal, was Sie sich auch vorgenommen haben - eine einfache Idee genugt! Richard Wiseman stellt die ublichen Selbsthilfemethoden auf den Kopf. Basierend auf erstaunlichen wissenschaftlichen Einsichten gibt der bekannte Psychologe und Verhaltensforscher Ihrem Leben tatsachlich eine neue Richtung: einfaches physisches Handeln bewirkt tiefgreifende psychische Veranderungen. Schon auf den ersten Seiten werden Sie Dinge tun, die Sie nie fur moglich gehalten haben. Viele Bucher wollen blo Ihr Denken andern, dieses wird Sie verandern!"e;Es besteht kaum ein Zweifel daran, dass Richard Wiseman der interessanteste und erfindungsreichste Verhaltenspsychologe der Welt ist."e;Michael Shermer, Scientific American"e;Wiseman hat ein bemerkenswertes Geschick, Fragen auf eine Art anzugehen, wie es noch keiner vor ihm getan hat."e; Die Zeit

As If Principle

As If Principle

Author: Richard Wiseman Format: eBook Release Date: 08/01/2013

Victorian philosopher William James had a theory about emotion and behavior: It isnt 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 by Jamess astonishing discovery, renowned psychologist and bestselling author Richard Wiseman confirms Jamess principle and shows how the self-help genre has for too long put the cart before the horse in trying to help us take control of our lives. Bringing to the table a dazzling array of firsthand experiments, surprising histories, and psychological case studies, Wiseman illustrates in brilliant detail how we can apply this principle in our daily lives: Smile to become measurably happier Wash your hands to drive away guilt Clench your fist to increase your willpower Eat with your nondominant hand to lose weight Nod while speaking to become more persuasive Act like a newlywed to rekindle your marriageLively, engaging, and truly mind-changing, The As If Principle is that rare gem that offers real, workable solutions for your day-to-day goals while helping you to instantly take control of your emotions. Whether its quitting a bad habit, persevering through a difficult task, or achieving your dream self, The As If Principle can help. Dont just think about changing your life. Do it.

59 Seconds: Persuasion

59 Seconds: Persuasion

Author: Richard Wiseman Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2011

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 quick and quirky techniques can be incorporated into everyday life. Think a little, change a lot. Discover why even thinking about going to the gym can help you keep in shape Learn how pot plants make you more creative Find out why putting a pencil between your teeth instantly makes you happier 'At last, a self-help guide that is based on proper research. Perfect for busy, curious, smart people' Simon Singh, author of Fermat's Last Theorem 'A triumph of scientifically proven advice over misleading myths of self-help. Challenging, uplifting and long overdue' Derren Brown

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