Quirkology: How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things

Quirkology: How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things

by Richard Wiseman
     
 
For over twenty years, psychologist Richard Wiseman has examined the quirky science of everyday life. In Quirkology, he navigates the oddities of human behavior, explaining the tell-tale signs that give away a liar, the secret science behind speed-dating, and what a person's sense of humor reveals about the innermost workings of his or her mind. In the course of his

Overview

For over twenty years, psychologist Richard Wiseman has examined the quirky science of everyday life. In Quirkology, he navigates the oddities of human behavior, explaining the tell-tale signs that give away a liar, the secret science behind speed-dating, and what a person's sense of humor reveals about the innermost workings of his or her mind. In the course of his research, Wiseman has secretly observed people as they go about their daily business, conducted unusual experiments in art exhibitions and music concerts, and even staged fake seances in allegedly haunted buildings. There is nothing Richard Wiseman won't do to explain just how strange we really are. Entertaining, clever, and surprising, Quirkology presents an unexpected picture of the human mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465090792
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
08/27/2007
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author


Richard Wiseman, Ph.D., is Professor of Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. He is also a practicing magician and was one of the youngest members of The Magic Circle. Wiseman has published over forty papers in academic journals, and gained an international reputation for research into unusual areas of psychology, including deception, luck, and the paranormal. He is the author of eight books, including The Luck Factor, which has been sold in twenty-five countries. He lives in London, England.

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