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Richard Wiseman (born 1966) is Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.Wiseman started his professional life as a magician, before graduating in Psychology from University College London and obtaining a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh.

Professor Wiseman is known for his critical examination and frequent debunking of unusual phenomena, including reports of paranormal phenomena. He is a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI). His research has been published in numerous academic journals, reported at various conferences, and featured on television.In 2004, he took part in a preliminary test of Natasha Demkina, a young Russian woman who claims to have a special vision that allows her to see inside of people's bodies and diagnose illnesses. The test was featured in the Discovery Channel documentary, The Girl with X-Ray Eyes.

In addition Professor Wiseman has studied the principles of good and bad luck, publishing the results in the self-help book The Luck Factor. He showed that both good and bad luck result from measurable habits; for example, lucky people, by expecting good luck, might expend more effort in their endeavours, resulting in more success, reinforcing their belief in good luck. Lucky people are outgoing and observant and therefore have many more chance encounters than unlucky people, each of which could bring a lucky opportunity. Moreover lucky people are more likely to look on the bright side of 'bad' encounters. In a mental exercise describing being shot during a bank robbery, lucky people considered themselves lucky not to have been killed while unlucky people considered themselves unlucky to have been shot.

In 2001 Professor Wiseman led an international experiment to find the world's funniest joke.

Wiseman's research has been featured on over 150 television programmes, including Horizon, Equinox and World In Action. He is regularly heard on BBC Radio 4, including appearances on Start the Week, Midweek and the Today programme. Wiseman also makes numerous appearances on the British television show The Real Hustle, explaining the psychology behind many of the scams and confidence tricks. Feature articles about his work have regularly appeared in The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian, and a recent poll revealed that he was the psychologist most frequently quoted in the British media.

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Total Books: 44
Night School Wake up to the power of sleep
2014 - Night School Wake Up to the Power of Sleep (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781497356443
ISBN-10: 149735644X
Genre: Self-Help
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The As If Principle The Radically New Approach to Changing Your Life
Rip It Up
2012 - Rip It Up (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780230752078
ISBN-10: 0230752071
Genre: Self-Help
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Eight Chirurgical Treatises on These Followings Heads  I of Tumors II of Ulcers III of Diseases of the Anus IV of the King's Evil
Eight Chirurgical Treatises On These Followings Heads  I Of Tumors  Ii Of Ulcers  Iii Of Diseases Of The Anus  Iv Of The King's Evil
Paranormality Why We See What Isn't There
2011 - Paranormality Why We See What Isn't There (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780956875655
ISBN-10: 0956875653
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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59 Seconds Think a Little Change a Lot
2010 - 59 Seconds Think a Little Change a Lot (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780307358110
ISBN-10: 0307358119
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Quirkology How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things
2008 - Quirkology How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780465010233
ISBN-10: 0465010237
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Quirkology
2007 - Quirkology (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780230702158
ISBN-10: 0230702155
Genre: Science & Math
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Quirkology The Curious Science of Everyday Lives
2007 - Quirkology the Curious Science of Everyday Lives (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780330448123
ISBN-10: 0330448129
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science & Math
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Whatever Happened to Simon Dee The Rise and Fall of Television's Icarus
Magic in Theory An Introduction to the Theoretical and Psychological Elements of Conjuring
The Little Book of Luck
2004 - The Little Book of Luck (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099443285
ISBN-10: 0099443287
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality
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Affenscharf
2004 - Affenscharf (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783430198028
ISBN-10: 343019802X
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The Luck Factor  The Four Essential Principles
2004 - The Luck Factor the Four Essential Principles (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781401359416
ISBN-10: 1401359418
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Change Your Luck - the Scientific Way to Improve Your Life
2004 - Change Your Luck - the Scientific Way to Improve Your Life (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781932270464
ISBN-10: 1932270469
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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The Luck Factor  Changing Your Luckchanging Your Life - The Four  Essential Principles
2003 - The Luck Factor Changing Your Luckchanging Your Life - the Four Essential Principles (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780786869145
ISBN-10: 0786869143
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Notre capital chance  Pourquoi certains savent le cultiver et d'autres pas
2003 - Notre Capital Chance Pourquoi Certains Savent Le Cultiver Et D'autres Pas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782709623582
ISBN-10: 2709623587
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So machen Sie Ihr Glck Wie Sie mit vier einfachen Strategien zum Glckspilz werden
Guidelines for Extrasensory Perception Research
1997 - Guidelines for Extrasensory Perception Research [Guidelines for Research in Parapsychology] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780900458743
ISBN-10: 0900458747
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
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