SotF – Matthew Smith – Go Luck Yourself! The New Psychology of Uncertainty and Control

Thursday 22 August 2013, 7:50 pm - 8:50 pm
At: Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG


Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

Matthew leads us on a journey through a range of psychological research that suggests that ‘luck’ may not be the uncontrollable beast it first appears! By rethinking what luck is, is it possible to tame it… and even learn to be lucky?


Dr Matthew Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Buckinghamshire New University, where he teaches psychological research methods, and contributes to the MSc in Applied Positive Psychology (only the second course of its kind in the UK). After nearly twenty years he’s revisiting the psychology of luck (the topic of his PhD 15 years ago with Richard Wiseman).

You can follow him on twitter: @dr_matthewsmith

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