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    • 59 Seconds

    • Think a Little, Change a Lot
    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 347
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    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wrong format for this book

    • By Paul on 08-29-11

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Luck Factor

    • The Scientific Study of the Lucky Mind
    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mostly common sense, but worth every penny

    • By Competition Rider on 12-09-16

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Quirkology

    • The Curious Science of Everyday Lives
    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Liz Scully on 06-13-18

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Night School

    • Wake Up to the Power of Sleep
    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One half of a very good book

    • By Julia on 04-03-14

    Regular price: $11.72

    • The As If Principle

    • The Radically New Approach to Changing Your Life
    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Practical, Scientific, Witty

    • By Joshua on 01-22-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 59 secondes pour prendre les bonnes décisions

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Hervé Lacroix
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $17.84

    • Paranormality

    • The Science of the Supernatural
    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great insight into what one believes is paranormal

    • By Ony on 07-10-16

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Rip It Up

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    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, 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best self help book I've ever read.

    • By Darryl Morley on 07-18-17

    Regular price: $15.48

    • 59 Seconds

    • Think a Little, Change a Lot
    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Most people would like to be more creative, more persuasive and more attractive. For years gurus and life coaches have urged people to improve their lives by changing the way they think and behave, but scientific research has revealed that many of their techniques, from group brainstorming to visualization, are ineffective. Fortunately, in 59 Seconds, psychologist Richard Wiseman is on hand to provide fast-acting, myth-busting scientific answers to a huge range of everyday problems.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • 59 Seconds: Persuasion

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Richard Wiseman
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    How to give the perfect interview, never lose your wallet again, how to convince anyone of anything by using your pet frog and why rewards fail. Most people would like to be more motivated. For years, gurus and ‘life coaches’ have urged people to improve their lives by changing the way they think and behave, but scientific research has revealed that many of their techniques, from visualization to self-affirmation, are ineffective.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Professor Karen Pine

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Richard Wiseman, Professor Karen Pine
    • Length: 19 mins
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    Richard Wiseman chats with psychologist Professor Karen Pine about the psychology of spending, a new approach to dieting and the importance of behavioural flexibility.

    Regular price: $1.54

    • Brad Bushman

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Richard Wiseman, Brad Bushman
    • Length: 18 mins
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    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.

    Regular price: $1.54

    • Dan Simons

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Richard Wiseman, Dan Simons
    • Length: 16 mins
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    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.

    Regular price: $1.59

    • 59 Seconds: Motivation

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Richard Wiseman
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Overcoming procrastination, how to achieve absolutely anything by creating the perfect plan, the dark side of visualization and employing doublethink. Most people would like to be more motivated. For years, gurus and ‘life coaches’ have urged people to improve their lives by changing the way they think and behave, but scientific research has revealed that many of their techniques, from visualization to self-affirmation, are ineffective.

    Regular price: $5.32

    • 59 Seconds: Decision-Making

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Richard Wiseman
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Highlights
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Why two heads are no better than one, how never to regret a decision again, protect yourself against hidden persuaders, and tell when someone is lying to you. Most people would like to be more decisive. For years, gurus and ‘life coaches’ have urged people to improve their lives by changing the way they think and behave, but scientific research has revealed that many of their techniques, including group brainstorming, are ineffective.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Professor Stephen Reicher and Dr Kevin Corti

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Richard Wiseman, Stanley Milgram
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Original Recording
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    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.

    Regular price: $1.54

    • Dr Stuart Ritchie

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Richard Wiseman, Dr Stuart Ritchie
    • Length: 18 mins
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    Richard Wiseman chats with Dr Stuart Ritchie, author of Intelligence: All That Matters, about whether the world is getting smarter and if brain training is good for you.

    Regular price: $1.54

    • Robert Levine

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Richard Wiseman, Robert Levine
    • Length: 15 mins
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    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.

    Regular price: $1.54

    • Professor Sophie Scott

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Richard Wiseman, Professor Sophie Scott
    • Length: 17 mins
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    Richard Wiseman chats with neuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott about the psychology of laughter, her work as a stand-up comedian and how to spot a fake laugh.

    Regular price: $1.54

    • Dr Caroline Watt

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Richard Wiseman, Dr Caroline Watt
    • Length: 17 mins
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    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.

    Regular price: $1.59

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