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.
Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.
Richard Wiseman currently holds Britain s only professorship in the area of public understanding of psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, where he has gained an international reputation for research into luck, perception, belief, and the science of self-help. He has written four bestselling books that have been translated into more than thirty languages: "The Luck Factor, Quirkology, 59 Seconds", " "and" Paranormality". He lives in London.
Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.
Descrizione libro Pan Macmillan, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110330448129
Descrizione libro Pan Macmillan. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0330448129 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0155463