Science fiction and fantasy
Professor Richard Wiseman is a British author specialising in psychology and popular science. He is also a magician, and was appointed Professor for the Public Understanding of Psychology by the University of Hertfordshire.
Book ReviewsNight School
This book explores the science of sleep and offers tips on becoming a super sleeper.
Released in 2013.
Rip It Up
An exploration of the psychology of action and its effects on our mood, mindset, and habits.
Released in 2012.
The science behind seeing ghosts, believing psychics, and how brainwashing works.
Released in 2011.
59 Seconds: Think A Little, Change A Lot
Professor Richard Wiseman discusses the science around self-help and presents lifestyle advice based on scientific studies.
Released in 2009.
This book takes a scientific look at the factors that differentiate lucky people from unlucky ones, and examines what people can do to change their luck.
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