59 Seconds

59 Seconds

Think A Little Change A Lot

Book - 2010
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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 change" 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."
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780307273406
Characteristics: 320 p. ; 20 cm.
Alternative Title: Fifty-nice seconds


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Mar 10, 2011

Finally some real science in the self-help aisle. In case you’re starting to feel like a hippy just “visualizing” your happiness, this books gives you some action plans. Plus it’s a quick read; the chapter reviews are designed to be read in 59 seconds or less.


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Milgrim Jul 15, 2010

This book is a collection of fun experiments which reveal cool secrets about human psychology.


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