Quirkology: How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things Quirkology: How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things

Quirkology: How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things (Paperback)

By Richard Wiseman 
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Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0465010237
EAN: 9780465010233
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 323
Publish Date: 2008-9-1
Binding: Paperback
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For over twenty years, psychologist Richard Wiseman has examined the quirky science of everyday life. In "Quirkology," he navigates the oddities of human behavior, explaining the tell-tale signs that give away a liar, the secret science behind speed-dating and personal ads, and what a person's sense of humor reveals about the innermost workings of his or her 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 enamored couples, unwitting pedestrians, and guileless dinner guests, Wiseman presents a fun, clever, and unexpected picture of the human mind.
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Title: Quirkology: How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
Author: Richard Wiseman
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0465010237
EAN: 9780465010233
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 323
Publish Date: 2008-9-1
Binding: Paperback

Quirkology: How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things Review

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Quirkology – Unique Overview of Everyday Life Rating of 4 out of 5 Rating of 4 out of 5 Rating of 4 out of 5 Rating of 4 out of 5 Rating of 4 out of 5
By Ananya Grewal, 2009-11-13 12:04:39.0

If you have been able to distinguish between good and the bad and often wonder what alienates the two, then this book will appeal to you. If you are one of those people that often wonder why bad singers win and corrupt politicians reign, then you are likely to find the answers in this book by Richard Wiseman, as he unravels the secret constituents that make up our personality and the manner in which our personalities are shaped. The effect of the human mind is looked at from a whole new perspective, as the author takes us to a place where mainstream scientists fear to tread. While reading the book you may want to compare it to 'Freakonomics' but I have personally liked this book a bit more as it is essentially of a lighter vein. I recommend this book to anybody who wants to have a good laugh and at the same time know about the everyday events and why things are the way they are.

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