Table of Contents for Quirkology : How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things


List of Figures
ix
Prologue The Mysterious Q-Test xi
Introduction Exploring the Backwaters of the Human Brain 1(6)
What Does Your Date of Birth Really Say About You?
The New Science of Chronopsychology
7(38)
Trust Everyone, But Always Cut the Cards
The Psychology of Lying and Deception
45(44)
Believing Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Psychology Enters the Twilight Zone
89(38)
Making Your Mind Up
The Strange Science of Decision Making
127(52)
The Scientific Search for the World's Funniest Joke
Explorations into the Psychology of Humor
179(48)
Sinner or Saint?
The Psychology of When We Help and When We Hinder
227(38)
The Pace of Life and Other Quirkological Oddities
The Future of Quirkology
265(10)
Afterword How to Pep Up the Dullest of Dinner Parties 275(4)
Acknowledgments 279(4)
Notes 283(24)
Index 307