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Richard Wiseman

Psychologist

Professor Richard Wiseman has been described by one Scientific American columnist as  ‘….the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologist in the world today’. He has written several best selling popular psychology books (including The Luck Factor, Quirkology, and 59 Seconds), and has sold over 3 million copies worldwide.

His YouTube channels have received over 500 million views and are some of the most watched channels in the UK. Richard was listed in the Independent On Sunday’s top 100 people who make Britain a better place to live and has acted as a consultant for Derren Brown, Brain Games, Your Bleeped Up Brain, and Mythbusters. Many of Richard’s Quirkology videos are used in training seminars and college lessons across the world.

Richard Wiseman began his working life as a professional magician and is a Member of the Inner Magic Circle. He completed his PhD at the University of Edinburgh and currently holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology (University of Hertfordshire). In 2016 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Abertay University for his work into the public understanding of science.

Richard Wiseman has presented keynote addresses about the psychology of luck and change to organisations around the world, including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and the Swiss Economic Forum.  For the past decade, Richard has also spoken at several science and literary festivals, including The Royal Society, The Royal Institution, The Edinburgh Book Festival, The Cheltenham Literary Festival and The Dubai Festival of Literature.

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The Luck Factor

Why do some people lead happy successful lives whilst others face repeated failure and sadness? Why are some people always in the right place at the right time, while others are always unlucky? For many years psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman has worked with some of the world’s luckiest and unluckiest people to answer these fascinating questions. Discover the results of his work and find out how ‘The Luck Factor’ can change your life.

Mind Magic

Magicians appear to make solid objects vanish into thin air, defy the laws of gravity and predict the future. Magician and psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman invites you to step backstage and discover the secret science of sorcery. Learn the hitherto hidden psychology employed by some of the world’s greatest illusionists, how to detect lies, and discover why the hand is rarely quicker than the eye.

Night School

Richard Wiseman is on a mission to put the world to sleep. For the past year he has explored the new science of sleep and dreaming, conducted experiments into sleep-learning, and assembled the world’s largest archive of dream reports. Join Wiseman as he uncovers the power of the sleeping mind, revealing how you can get the perfect night’s sleep, decode your dreams, and improve your life without moving a muscle.

Publications

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59 Seconds: Think a little, change a lot

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Night School: The Life-Changing Science of Sleep

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The Luck Factor: The Scientific Study of the Lucky Mind

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Quirkology: The Curious Science of Everyday Lives

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Paranormality: Why we see what isn't there

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Fees & Details

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  • UK:

    Up to £7k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom

Languages

English

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