- ISBN: 8862200765
- Casa Editrice: Ponte alle Grazie
- Pagine: 306
The idea sounded good: using scientific methods it would investigate unusual topics, it's aim being to explore such areas as the psychology of lying and undertaking quests such as that of identifying the world’s funniest joke. Most topics are offbeat and the methods of discovery are usually through Leggi tutto
Definitely one of those books which promised more hilarity in the bookstore than it was able to deliver at home. I think Richard Wiseman Ph.D. would dearly love to have us believe that he is a brilliantly zany individual, but - truth be told - most of this material never rises above being mildly int Leggi tutto
Reading through the book, I came across a few notable errors- some very questionable conclusions in a study, basing a section on a "quote" from Freud that he never said, a statistic that the author admitted in the footnotes that he made up- and I couldn't help but wonder how many other errors the bo Leggi tutto
Fascinating, fun and, well, quirky!
The book covers psychological facts of everyday life. Although the book proves a bunch of common sense facts such a positive environment creates a positive mindset, there were couple of interesting factoids that I did not know before reading the book such as: 1)Certain people can will themselves to l Leggi tutto
I think as a kid I might have liked this, however I don't think the book is aimed at children. To be honest, I'm not sure who should read this book - it is bad. BAD! If Mr Wiseman spent more time researching fresh material and less time jumping to wild, baseless suppositions this might be a better bo Leggi tutto
Cuốn này, đích xác là nó có chứa những vấn đề mà mình quan tâm như Ngày sinh, Chiêm tinh học, rồi thì việc nói dối, tâm lý hay tính cách con người bla bla... Và những vấn đề đặt ra thì mới đầu đọc phần diễn giải lên thì nghe cũng vô cùng thú vị. Nhưng mà huhu, tâm lý học thì có nhưng chẳng thấy có h Leggi tutto
Nhiều thông tin thú vị. Sách đọc khá hấp dẫn và có nhiều chỗ đáng suy ngẫm. Vừa hài hước vừa nghiêm túc. Mấy cái thí nghiệm hay và lạ quá trời. Giờ mới biết Milgram có mấy thí nghiệm khác ngoài thí nghiệm giật điện hay ho thế. Phần "Xoá bỏ 'Nỗi sợ tiệc tùng'" cuối sách có thể được đánh dấu là tl;dr Leggi tutto
A fairly fun read, that tries to analyse a mish-mash of real-life quirky factoids, some common and some new, even if there were passages where the content was mostly fluff and the tone was very dry and with a patronising I'm-smarter-than-thou feel to it. Maybe it felt more of a letdown because my br Leggi tutto
This is a great book. Granted it is a tremendous bubble burster, it's like the day your learned there was no Santa Claus. Wiseman debunks all my favorite myths. The hardest myth to fall was astrology. Thank goodness I have such strong rationalization skills! I was able to rationalize that his great
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