Richard Wiseman 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 by James’s astonishing discovery, renowned psychologist and best-selling author Richard Wiseman confirms James’s 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 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.
Richard Wiseman Almost a third of your whole life is spent asleep. Night School uncovers the scientific truth about the sleeping brain - and gives powerful tips on how those hours of apparently ‘dead’ time in the dark can transform your waking life.
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.
Richard Wiseman is based at the University of Hertfordshire and holds Britain's only professorship for the Public Understanding of Psychology
Richard Wiseman Why do some people lead happy, successful lives whilst others face repeated failure and sadness? Why do some find their perfect partners 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 improve their luck - and lives?
Ten years ago, Professor Richard Wiseman decided to search for the elusive luck factor by investigating the actual beliefs and experiences of lucky and unlucky people. The results reveal a radical new way of looking at luck.
In this audiobook Wiseman identifies the four simple behavioural techniques that have been scientifically proven to help you attract good fortune. He then shows how you can use these methods to revolutionise every area of your life - including your relationships, personal finances and career.
Richard Wiseman 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 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.
Richard Wiseman Most self-help books encourage you to think differently, to think yourself thin, imagine a richer self or visualize the perfect you. This is difficult and 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.
Richard Wiseman 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.
Richard Wiseman For over 20 years, psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman has examined the quirky science of everyday life.
In Quirkology, he navigates the backwaters of human behavior, discovering the telltale signs that give away a liar, the secret science behind speed dating and personal ads, and what a person's sense of humour reveals about the innermost workings of their mind - all along paying tribute to others who have carried out similarly weird and wonderful work.
Wiseman's research has involved secretly observing people as they go about their daily business, conducting unusual experiments in art exhibitions and music concerts, and even staging fake seances in allegedly haunted buildings.
With thousands of research subjects from all over the world, including enamoured couples, unwitting pedestrians, and guileless dinner guests, Wiseman presents a fun, clever, and unexpected picture of the human mind.
Richard Wiseman Richard Wiseman presents a special episode exploring the work of world-famous psychologist Stanley Milgram, including interviews with Thomas Blass on his electric shock studies and Kevin Corti on work turning humans into robots.
Richard Wiseman Le saviez-vous ? Vous avez plus de chances d'être embauché si vous commencez par parler de vos faiblesses. Et la meilleure façon de se faire apprécier n'est pas de rendre mais de demander un service. Déclarations qui peuvent paraître paradoxales mais que le psychologue Richard Wiseman tire, avec bien d'autres, des études les plus actuelles en sciences du comportement.
59 secondes pour prendre les bonnes décisions propose ainsi une série de conduites et de méthodes qui ouvrent toutes les chances de réaliser ses ambitions.
L'humour, on le sait, est loin d'être une absence de sérieux ! Hervé Lacroix sait user de toutes les intonations pour faire de chacun de ces conseils un moment d'instruction souriante subtilement persuasive.
Richard Wiseman Richard Wiseman chats with parapsychologist Dr Caroline Watt about the history of extrasensory perception experiments, how to test for psychic abilities and the weight of the human soul.
Richard Wiseman Richard Wiseman chats with social psychologist Adam Paza about how the colour red can increase your chances of finding your perfect partner, doing well at sport and boosting your brain power.
Richard Wiseman Richard Wiseman chats with social psychologist Robert Levine about his work measuring the pace of life around the world and how the speed of life affects your health, wealth and happiness.
Richard Wiseman Richard Wiseman chats with psychologist Brad Bushman about his research examining how a mirror can help you lose weight, the effects of playing violent video games and the best ways of avoiding anger.
Richard Wiseman Richard Wiseman chats with sleep scientist Penny Lewis about what happens in your brain every night of your life, how to learn while you are sound asleep and the latest cutting-edge research into sleep engineering.
Richard Wiseman Richard Wiseman chats with historian Professor Steven Watts about the life and work of Dale Carnegie, including the impact that How to Win Friends and Influence People has had on the modern-day self-help movement.
Richard Wiseman Richard Wiseman chats with psychotherapist Tara Kraft about mindfulness, the power of smiling, how to overcome stress and why it's sometimes better to spend time with dogs rather than people.
Richard Wiseman Richard Wiseman chats with organisational psychologist Ron Friedman about how to get the most out of your job, the ups and downs of hot desking and whether organisations should encourage their employees to fall asleep.
Richard Wiseman Richard Wiseman chats with perceptual psychologist Dan Simons about the origins of his world-famous 'gorilla' demonstration, the psychology of ghosts, and how you aren't seeing what's in front of your eyes.
Richard Wiseman Richard Wiseman chats with neuroscientist Professor Adrian Owen about the Captain Fearless magic show, his pioneering work on communicating with people in a vegetative state and his recent meeting with the Deli Lama.
Richard Wiseman Richard Wiseman chats with social psychologist Sally Farley about her work with the psychology of attraction, focusing on the roles played by mimicry, voice pitch, humour and gossiping.