59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot
Most people would like to be more creative, more persuasive and more attractive. For years, gurus and 'life coaches' have urged people to improve their lives by changing the way they think and behave, but scientific research has revealed that many of their techniques, from group brainstorming to visualization, are ineffective.
Fortunately, in 59 Seconds psychologist Richar...more
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Do you have problems? Of course you have problems. We all have problems. Maybe you want to land a new job, or lose weight or finish a project you're working on. Maybe you find that you procrastinate too much, or you don't get along with people, or you can't be creative. Maybe you just want to be happy, you poor, sad little person.
These are the kinds of problems that ...more
Speaking as a former cognitive psychologist, I take issue with the interpretation of some of the results. But speaking as a former cognitive psychologist, this is the best self-help book I've read in a long, long time - and I've read a lot of 'em. The suggestions here are backed by research, and are very easy to implement. I might make a goal of focusing on one a month until I become so happy I'm insufferable.
Richard Wiseman knocks my socks off every time he publishes. If you're going to read his work, though, I have a couple of caveats for you:
1. His work is non-fiction, of the sort that quotes a LOT of numbers and makes both macro- and micro-adjustments in viewpoint, sometimes within the same paragraph. If you don't read heavy-duty nonfiction well, this is the wrong author for you.
2. He uses his own work as a BASIS for his books. He uses o ...more
Books in the self help genre tend to promise quick fixes grounded in little evidence (and, not uncommonly, contradicting actual evidence). Psychological literature sometimes has validated advice, but much of it, not surprisingly, requires a large investment of time and effort. Wiseman wanted to share the scientifically validated but easy to apply tips that people could use to improve their lives.
The number of quick tips w ...more
a) this book reveals fascinating insight about, research into and strategies to cultivate happiness, be more persuasive, have lasting relationships, be a better parent, and more
b) it is VERY well researched and referenced, with many pathways to choose afterward for reading in areas of continued interest
c) it is extremely relevant to any and every human being on the planet. Basically, if you are a human, you can benefit from this book.
d) it is organized in a way t ...more
There are too many pseudo-science 'self-help' guides out there, and unfortunately too many people falling for their mumbo-jumbo made-up guidance. This book plugs the gap in the market for those of us who recognise the value of self-improvement but demand 'how do you know?' of all those peddlers of advice who seem to ...more
It's not an academic text. But from someone who has a Psychology degree, it's very enjoyable and just right for a person interested in the basics and may lead you to read related books if it catches your fancy.
I liked the layo ...more
I like the book because it helps people to be happy, perform better at interview, improve their relationship, reduce stress and to be a better person.
I would love to recommend this book because it actually helped me to be happier and to have 59 seconds to think before i talk; also to change the negative energy into a positive.
Each chapter of Wis ...more
There are 4 points on being happier. It takes a little bit of effort to try out those exercises but if you can manage that it really does improve your perception. (The trick to sitting down and writing is to find an appropriate place after your office gets over). Instead of going home where you'll get stuck into your daily routine it's much easier to go to a different pla ...more
Approximately half the book is a page-turner, however, the second half is significally weaker.
As a teacher I see lots of possible writing assignments stemming from this book. Wiseman has a pedagogical approach and many chapters end with a short writing assignment that can be incorporated in class ...more
- Karmaşık bir dil kullanmayın. Sadece el yazınızı düzeltmek ve dilinizi basitleştirmek, daha iyi bir izlenim bırakabilir.
Richard Wiseman, akademik dilin yoruculuğundan sıyrılıp araştırma sonuçlarını akıcı bir dille aktarmayı başarıyor. Başucu kitabı olmaya aday bu eser, kısa zamanda gözle görünür değişiklikler yapabilmenizi sağlayacak. Ayrıca kendinizi daha iyi tanıma fırsatı bulabileceksiniz.
My focus for the year is how to be happier, so I will share these tips here, in hopes of remembering them and practicing them in my own ...more
لن ألوم أحدًا إن أخذ الكتاب
وألقى به من أقرب نافذة !
العنوان مضلل نوعا ما
واختياره جاء لقصة معينة كانت وراء تأليف الكتاب
ذكرها المؤلف في المقدمة
الكتاب يستعرض خلاصات لبعض الأبحاث في علم النفس
في السعادة والإقناع والضغوط والدافعية والإعجاب
والعلاقات واتخاذ القرار والتربية وأنماط الشخصية
وفيه نقد لبعض الأفكار الشائعة المغلوطة المنتشرة في كتب تطوير الذات
والتي لم تسندها أبحاث كافية في هذه الجالات
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Professor Richard Wiseman started his working life as a professional magician, and was one of the youngest members of The Magic Circle. He then obtained a degree in psychology from University College London and a doctorate from the University of Edinburgh.
Richard currently holds Britain’s only Professorship in ...more