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59 Seconds: Think a little, change a lot (original 2009; edition 2010)

by Prof. Richard Wiseman

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Title:59 Seconds: Think a little, change a lot
Authors:Prof. Richard Wiseman
Info:Pan (2010), Paperback, 256 pages
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59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot by Richard Wiseman (2009)

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I enjoyed this a lot better than Freakonomics. A self-help book that isn't fluffy but based on actual studies/experiments. ( )
  mrsrobin | Jun 24, 2017 |
An interesting, often counter-intuitive, exploration of how to make improvements in your life -- in relationships, work habits, self-improvement. Fun to read, practical advice. ( )
  LynnB | May 12, 2016 |
Singura carte 'self-help' bazată pe experimente psihologice. Acoperă domenii de interes precum: fericirea, motivarea, atracţia, personalitatea, relaţiile, stresul etc. Desființează pe un ton ironic toate celelalate tehnici ne-ştiinţifice precum vizualizările, auto-sugestionarea, meditaţia ş.a.m.d.
O carte pe care am s-o ţin la îndemână. ( )
  mariusgm | Sep 12, 2014 |
Started reading in ebook, and enjoyed it so much that I actually bought a copy. (At Borders in downtown Seattle at 30% off, FWIW.) Condenses lots and lots of psychology research that I've read elsewhere combined with plenty that was new to me. For the practical person, includes exercises, quizzes, tips...which was why I wanted a copy, since those bits were tough to read on my phone, and I wanted to write in the margins! A quick read in an engaging tone. Each chapter covers a different area of human psychology (motivation, relationships, happiness, etc), looks at the most current research on what works and doesn't, and then makes specific recommendations for how to use that research in your own life. Liked it a lot, planning to reread it, probably fairly regularly. ( )
  epersonae | Mar 30, 2013 |
This does exactly what is says on the cover, no more no less. Divided into various sections (such as happiness, dating, persuasion) Wiseman uses behavioural studies to knock the most widespread self help myths on the head and provide practical (and very quick) options. So forget positive visualisation you also need to visualise setbacks, forget saying how intelligent your kids are, praise their effort instead.

I just picked this up based on his Quirklogy book which heartily I recommend. This book is for those who want a quick tips or has found nothing else has worked. It's not a book for psychology buffs or those with difficult problems. It did though give me the brilliant term "social loafing" making it utterly worth reading. ( )
  clfisha | Sep 18, 2012 |
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Richard Wisemanprimary authorall editionscalculated
Cowley, JonathanReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
De Wilde, BarbaraCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Glasenapp MałgorzataTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lacroix, HervéLecteursecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schröder, JürgenÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Psycholoog prof. Richard Wiseman onthult in '59 seconden' de hedendaagse mythes die worden verteld door de zelfhulp-industrie. Hij toont aan dat het geen maanden duurt om uw doelen en ambities waar te maken, maar slechts enkele minuten. Of u nu uw geheugen wilt verbeteren, stemmingswisselingen wilt voorkomen, uw doorzettingsvermogen wilt vergroten of uw relaties wilt verbeteren.
Wiseman legt het onderzoek uit achter deze nieuwe wetenschap van snelle verandering en beschrijft hoe deze kleine en bijzondere technieken kunnen worden ingepast in ons dagelijks leven.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 023074429X, Paperback)

Want to improve your relationship, make better decisions or simply be happier? Success is now only seconds away... In 59 Seconds, psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman presents a fresh approach to change that helps people achieve their aims and ambitions in minutes, not months. From mood to memory, persuasion to procrastination, and resilience to relationships, Wiseman outlines the research supporting this new science of rapid change, and describes how these quick and quirky techniques can be incorporated into everyday life. Think a little, change a lot. Discover why even thinking about going to the gym can help you keep in shape Learn how pot plants make you more creative Find out why putting a pencil between your teeth instantly makes you happier 'At last, a self-help guide that is based on proper research. Perfect for busy, curious, smart people' Simon Singh, author of Fermat's Last Theorem 'A triumph of scientifically proven advice over misleading myths of self-help. Challenging, uplifting and long overdue' Derren Brown

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Whether you're looking to be more decisive in your life, find a new job or simply be happier, the chances are that this book has the 'magic bullet' you need.

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