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    • Quirkology

    • The Curious Science of Everyday Lives
    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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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
    • Fascinating, fun and quirky!

    • By emma on 21-06-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • 59 Seconds

    • Think a Little, Change a Lot
    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Content brilliant ..... but not for Audio.

    • By Vic on 25-01-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    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?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A short paragraph of common sense padded out .

    • By Adam.W on 22-12-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • 59 Seconds: Motivation

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Richard Wiseman
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
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    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not worth it

    • By Amazon Customer on 14-01-18

    Regular price: £4.99

    • 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 out of 5 stars 473
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    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 418

    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
    • Informative with a quirky sense of humour

    • By Laura on 19-05-14

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Rip It Up

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wise words

    • By Michael J Dawson on 26-05-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • 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 88
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, easy listen

    • By Michelle Moore on 02-12-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • 59 Seconds: Persuasion

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Richard Wiseman
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting

    • By OrganicGreen on 17-08-18

    Regular price: £4.99

    • 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: £1.49

    • 59 Seconds: Decision-Making

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Richard Wiseman
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Highlights
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent practical advice

    • By Demetri on 27-06-15

    Regular price: £4.99

    • Ron Friedman

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Richard Wiseman, Ron Friedman
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Richard Wiseman chats with organisational psychologist Ron Friedman about how to get the most out of your job, the ups and downs of hot desking and whether organisations should encourage their employees to fall asleep.

    Regular price: £1.49

    • 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: £1.49

    • Professor Adrian Owen

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Richard Wiseman, Professor Adrian Owen
    • Length: 20 mins
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    Richard Wiseman chats with neuroscientist Professor Adrian Owen about the Captain Fearless magic show, his pioneering work on communicating with people in a vegetative state and his recent meeting with the Deli Lama.

    Regular price: £1.49

    • 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: £1.49

    • Robert Levine

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Richard Wiseman, Robert Levine
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Original Recording
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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: £1.49

    • 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: £1.49

    • Katie Tapper

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Richard Wiseman, Katie Tapper
    • Length: 15 mins
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    Richard Wiseman chats with health psychologist Katie Tapper about dieting and healthy eating, focusing on mindfulness, goal setting and social support.

    Regular price: £1.49

    • Adam Paza

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Richard Wiseman, Adam Paza
    • Length: 14 mins
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    Richard Wiseman chats with social psychologist Adam Paza about how the colour red can increase your chances of finding your perfect partner, doing well at sport and boosting your brain power.

    Regular price: £1.49

    • Sam Gosling

    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Richard Wiseman, Sam Gosling
    • Length: 17 mins
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    Richard Wiseman chats with personality expert Sam Gosling about whether your personality is due to your genes or your upbringing and what your living space says about the real you.

    Regular price: £1.49

    • 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: £1.49

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