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Richard Wiseman

Book Reviews

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Night School
5 star rating
This book explores the science of sleep and offers tips on becoming a super sleeper.
Released in 2013.


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Rip It Up
5 star rating
An exploration of the psychology of action and its effects on our mood, mindset, and habits.
Released in 2012.


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Paranormality
4 star rating
The science behind seeing ghosts, believing psychics, and how brainwashing works.
Released in 2011.


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59 Seconds: Think A Little, Change A Lot
5 star rating
Professor Richard Wiseman discusses the science around self-help and presents lifestyle advice based on scientific studies.
Released in 2009.


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.

Unreviewed books

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The Luck Factor
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.
2003

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