How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things
On Sale: August 27, 2007
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An award-winning psychologist exposes the truth behind
life's little oddities and absurdities in this quirky and
practical guide to life.
For over twenty years, psychologist Professor Richard
Wiseman has examined the quirky science of everyday life. In
Quirkology, he navigates the backwaters of human behavior,
discovering 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 their 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 séances 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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