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    DescriptionFor 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 persons 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. Wisemans 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 sances 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
    Subtitle
    How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor Richard Wiseman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 320 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780465010233
    ISBN 10: 0465010237
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 500
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    B&T General Subject: 670
    BISAC V2.8: PSY031000
    DC22: 150.72
    B&T Approval Code: A11700000
    BISAC V2.8: PSY023000, PSY003000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25330
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BF145 .W527 2008
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JMS, PDZ
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, figures
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    BASIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    29 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Richard Wiseman, Ph.D., is Professor of Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. He is also a practicing magician and was one of the youngest members of The Magic Circle. Wiseman has published over forty papers in academic journals, and gained an international reputation for research into unusual areas of psychology, including deception, luck, and the paranormal. He is the author of eight books, including "The Luck Factor," which has been sold in twenty-five countries. He lives in London, England.