Annotations for Quirkology : How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things


Baker & Taylor
Presents unusual aspects of human behavior as revealed in psychological experiments, examining such issues as how jokes are evaluated as being funny, what makes people willing to help those in need, and what makes some personal ads more successful than others.

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Baker & Taylor
Uncovers the secret ingredients of charisma, exploring how our personalities are shaped by when we are born and examining why people usually miss the obvious signs of their partner's infidelity, what a sense of humor reveals about the innermost workings of the mind, and other quirky aspects of human behavior.

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Perseus Publishing
An award-winning psychologist exposes the truth behind life's little oddities and absurdities in this quirky and practical guide to life


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Perseus Publishing
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 sťances 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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