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Richard Wiseman is Britain's only professor for the Public Understanding of Psychology and has an international reputation for his research into unusual areas including deception, luck, humour and the paranormal. He is the psychologist most frequently quoted by the British media and his research has been featured on over 150 television programmes in the UK. He is regularly heard on Radio 4 and feature articles about his work have appeared prominently throughout the national press.
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Richard Wiseman has been troubled by the realization that the self-help industry often promotes exercises that destroy motivation, damage relationships, and reduce creativity: the opposite of everything it promises. Now, in 59 Seconds, he fights back, bringing together the diverse scientific advice that can help you change your life in under a minute, and guides you toward becoming more decisive, more imaginative, more engaged, and altogether more happy.
From mood to memory, persuasion to procrastination, resilience to relationships, Wiseman outlines the research supporting the new science of “rapid change” and, with clarity and infectious enthusiasm, describes how these quirky, sometimes counterintuitive techniques can be effortlessly incorporated into your everyday life. Or, as he likes to say: “Think a little, change a lot.”
—Smile to become measurably happier
—Wash your hands to drive away guilt
—Clench your fist to increase your willpower
—Eat with your non-dominant hand to lose weight
—Nod while speaking to become more persuasive
—Act like a newlywed to rekindle your marriage
Lively, 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 it’s quitting a bad habit, persevering through a difficult task, or achieving your dream self, The As If Principle can help. Don’t just think about changing your life. Do it.
Based on exciting new peer-reviewed research, mass-participation experiments and the world's largest archive of dream reports, Night School will teach you how to:
Learn information and solve problems while you sleep
Find out why nightmares can be good for you, and what your dreams really mean
Unlock the creative power of the six-minute nap
Banish jet-lag, night terrors and snoring
Discover the secrets of the 'super sleepers' - and get the best night's sleep of your life
Studies show that even a small lack of sleep can have a detrimental effect on our health, lifespan and happiness. Professor Richard Wiseman's authoritative, entertaining new book introduces the powerful new science of sleep - and gives us back the missing third of our days.
Welcome to Night School.
'Experiments that investigate the paranormal are bizarre and entertaining, and Wiseman is a witty guide in what is often a mind-boggling read. Ultimately you'll discover why your brain is far more extraordinary than any of the supernatural claims in this book.' --New Scientist
'...both scholarly and hilarious.....This fast-paced book, packed with exercises to try for yourself, is a terrific read.'
--Susan Blackmore, BBC Focus Magazine
'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
The historic moon landings were achieved against remarkable odds and within the space of just a few years. How can we apply the secrets of this astronomical success to our own goals, to achieve the impossible in work and in life?
Psychologist Richard Wiseman brings together history, psychology, and self-help in this unique and powerful guide to achieving the impossible in work and in life. The result of intensive research, including interviews with surviving members of the Apollo mission-control team, Moonshot delivers eight key lessons on teamwork, leadership, persistence, creativity, and more, each one a vital part of the mindset for success.
Filled with never-before-told stories and fresh insights, Moonshot sheds new light on the science of success--and empowers each of us to achieve the impossible.
UNA PERSONA SU CINQUE SOFFRE DI DISTURBI DEL SONNO E NON LO SA.
DAL MAGGIORE ESPERTO IN MATERIA, FINALMENTE UN METODO EFFICACE PER CONTRASTARE L’EMERGENZA PIÙ SOTTOVALUTATA DELLA NOSTRA EPOCA.
«Ogni giorno della nostra vita ci capita una cosa davvero strana. Chiudiamo gli occhi, dimentichiamo ciò che ci circonda, e ci mettiamo in viaggio verso un mondo fantastico. In questo regno immaginario possiamo volare, uscire con il nostro attore preferito, o constatare con orrore che tutti i denti ci stanno cadendo. Alla fine riprendiamo coscienza, apriamo gli occhi e continuiamo a vivere come se non fosse successo nulla di particolare.»
E invece è successo molto, moltissimo: di fatto si è consumata una parte fondamentale della nostra esistenza. Nonostante questo, pochi sembrano attribuire la giusta importanza al sonno, anzi, molti tendono a considerare il tempo speso dormendo come sottratto ad attività più importanti. Questo pregiudizio nei confronti del dormire fa sì che la mancanza di sonno sia una delle emergenze più sottovalutate della nostra epoca. Dormire male ha effetti negativi sulla salute, sulla felicità e sulla durata della vita; viceversa dormire bene rigenera, migliora la memoria e favorisce la longevità.
In questo libro rivoluzionario Wiseman fa il punto sulle più recenti scoperte scientifiche, illustrandoci un metodo innovativo per avere un riposo di qualità, che trasformerà radicalmente la nostra vita da svegli.
• sconfiggere l’insonnia
• riconoscere e contrastare il deficit di sonno
• diventare professionisti del «power nap»
• far passare gli incubi ai bambini
• decodificare e controllare i nostri sogni
«Grazie a un mix di ricerche all’avanguardia e studi su un vasto campione della popolazione, Richard Wiseman esplora la scienza del sonno e ci rivela come sfruttare al meglio le nostre ore di riposo»
«Richard Wiseman è il più interessante e innovativo psicologo sperimentale oggi in circolazione» Scientific American