Great listening. I was glad to hear about the actual studies in which they gave even the placebo group results. Also, I am studying psychology in college right now and this really hits the spot of my interest. I can't even begin to tell you the number of times I have referred to the research results as I talked about everyday things to different people.
I love this book! It is full of great ideas that you can use immediately to improve your life. Based on scientific studies, it gives 100's of easy strategies to improve many areas of your life; from relationships to motivation, happiness, parenting, and diet. I've listened to this book 3 times, and each time I have more ideas I can use in my life. It's not a new age feel good book, but a treasure chest full of practical, scietifically proven strategies for a better life.
I liked it, and would recommend it to anyone.
He does fail to connect some dots in the narrative, but to anyone who has given even a little thought to these basic topics, it shouldn't be a problem.
Example: Wiseman is critical of positive thinking in and of itself as it is taught in so many self-help books, but then gives evidence later on that indirectly supports the power of positive thinking. He is correct on both counts, but fails to connect the two instances, or more importantly their differences.
All in all though it's a fun read.
If he would have left the bitter, extremist, leftist political snide remarks out of his book!
Narrator was of ok
The childish overused aggrandizing political diatribes.
Seventeen minutes into his book and he uses an anecdotal observation that is typical of small-minded bitter left-wing extremist pundits, which totally distracts from, undermines the credibility & value of all of his so-called research. It makes it appear he wasted the time he spent writing this tripe. Let me ask you this, little Dick, if asking the public not to elect “fools” to government caused the election of the previous president then what question did they ask to get the current failure elected? Did they say, “Don’t vote for incompetent, socialists bigots”? Typical liberal BS!