SotF – Richard Wiseman – Weird Stuff: The Inside Story

Saturday 24 August 2013, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
At: The Jam House, 5 Queen Street, EH2 1JE


Richard Wiseman

Richard Wiseman

Psychologist and author Richard Wiseman chats about the impossible, the improbable, and how to achieve the unlikely.


Professor Richard Wiseman started his working life as a professional magician and was one of the youngest members of The Magic Circle. He then obtained a first class honours degree in Psychology from University College London and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. For the past ten years he has carried out research into a range of unusual psychological phenomena, and communicated the methods and results of this work to the public.

Research

  • Deception: including the psychology of conjuring and behavioural correlates of lying.
  • Parapsychology: The skeptical examination of evidence supporting the alleged existence of, and belief in, paranormal phenomena.
  • Luck: The psychological examination of individuals who consider themselves exceptionally lucky and unlucky.
  • The public understanding of psychology.

Videos – http://www.youtube.com/user/Quirkology

Twitter: @RichardWiseman

Blog: http://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/

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