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    Quirkology: The Curious Science of Everyday Lives (Hardback) By (author) Professor Richard Wiseman

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    DescriptionEver wondered why bad musicians always win the Eurovision Song Contest, or how incompetent politicians get elected? You need some Quirkology in your life. While other scientists beaver away on obvious problems, Richard Wiseman has been busy uncovering the secret ingredients of charisma, exploring how our personalities are shaped by when we are born and examining why people usually miss the obvious signs of their partner's infidelity. Using scientific methods to investigate offbeat topics that interest the general public as well as the scientific community, "Quirkology" brings a new understanding to the backwaters of the human mind and takes us to places where mainstream scientists fear to tread. Comparable to "Freakonomics", but British, far more populist, and a lot funnier. The findings include: How does your surname influence your life? What does the way you walk reveal about your personality? Why should women have men write their personal ads? What is the funniest joke in the world?


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    Title
    Quirkology
    Subtitle
    The Curious Science of Everyday Lives
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor Richard Wiseman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 220 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780330448123
    ISBN 10: 0330448129
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    DC22: 500
    BISAC V2.8: PSY031000, PSY030000, PSY023000
    Thema V1.0: PDZ
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    MACMILLAN
    Publication date
    04 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Richard Wiseman is Britain's only professor for the Public Understanding of Psychology and has an international reputation for his research into unusual areas including deception, luck, humour and the paranormal. He is the psychologist most frequently quoted by the British media and his research has been featured on over 150 television programmes in the UK. He is regularly heard on Radio 4 and feature articles about his work have appeared prominently throughout the national press.