Richard Wiseman


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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 the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, where he has gained an international reputation for research into psychology of luck, self-help, persuasion, and illusion. He has published over 50 papers in leading peer reviewed academic journals (including Nature and Psychological Bulletin), and his work has been cited in
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Hocus Pocus Issue 2

[image error]I am delighted to announce the arrival of the second issue of Hocus Pocus!


And this time we have created a comic that communes with the dead!


This issue delves into the strange world of spirit communication! Join Houdini’s chief investigator, Rose Mackenberg, as she uncovers the secrets of the seance room. Travel through time to discover the trickery used by Fox sisters and the Dave

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“Happiness doesn't just flow from success; it actually causes it.”
Richard Wiseman, 59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot
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“materialism takes root in early childhood, and is driven mainly by low self-esteem.”
Richard Wiseman, 59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot

“Buy Experiences Not Goods. Want to buy happiness? Then spend your hard-earned cash on experiences. Go out for a meal. Go to a concert, cinema or theatre. Go on holiday. Go and learn how to pole dance. Go paintballing. Go bungee jumping. In fact, get involved in anything that provides an opportunity to do things with others, and then tell even more people about it afterwards. When it comes to happiness, remember that it is experiences that represent really good value for money.”
Richard Wiseman, 59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot



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