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A psychologist and best-selling author gives us a myth-busting response to the self-help movement, with tips and tricks to improve your life that come straight from the scientific community.
Richard Wiseman has been troubled by the realization that the self-help industry often promotes exercises that destroy motivation, damage relationships, and reduce creativity the opposite of everything it promises. Now, in 59 Seconds, he fights back, bringing together the diverse scientific advice that can help you change your life in under a minute, and guides you toward becoming more decisive, more imaginative, more engaged, and altogether more happy.
From mood to memory, persuasion to procrastination, resilience to relationships, Wiseman outlines the research supporting the new science of rapid chang and, with clarity and infectious enthusiasm, describes how these quirky, sometimes counterintuitive techniques can be effortlessly incorporated into your everyday life. Or, as he likes to say:Think a little, change a lot
"This is a self-help book, but with a difference: almost everything in it is underpinned by peer-reviewed and often fascinating research." - New Scientist
"For all those who are tired of the usual self-help formula homespun anecdotes, upbeat platitudes, over the top promises Richard Wiseman's 59 Seconds is just what the PhD ordered." - The Wall Street Journal
"Seemingly perfect for this age of short attention spans and instant gratification." - The Chronicle Herald
"At last, a self-help guide that is based on proper research. Perfect for busy, curious, smart people." - Simon Singh, author of Fermat's Enigma