Rip It Up
Rip up this book and unleash your hidden potential
Most self-help books encourage you to think differently; to think yourself thin, imagine a richer self or to visualize the perfect you. This is difficult, time consuming and often doesn’t work.
Drawing on a dazzling array of scientific evidence, psychologist Richard Wiseman presents a radical new insight that turns co...more
I like how the author uses research to back up the key points. Many of the ideas presented are also applicable to daily life, so can be used by the reader without difficulty. Throughout th ...more
I was sent this book, plus a copy to give away to one reader, by the publisher (Pan MacMillan) in exchange for an honest review.
I don't know a thing about psychology. Or rather, I didn't before reading this book. Richard Wiseman sets out to write a new type of self-help book, and although I have never read any before so have nothing to compare it against, I really did enjoy this one.
The basic premise is that you read through each chapter, which sets up each ta ...more
This book is just another one of the sorts that tries to masks CBT approach. It tries to portray the proposed solutions ...more
This book, though, rarely rises to the level of meh. I think there's an interesting article about William James buried in there somewhere, but it's hidden amidst selp-helf advice "the whiniest section of the bookshop" to quote a line from Rat Girl - though here my pro ...more
Although I believe this book should have been given different name it was full of interesting information and ideas, small exercises that could come in handy. It might or might not help you depending on who you are or how seriously you take it, but in my opinion it is definitely worth reading for everyone
Most of the book is dedicated to the results of various experiments related to what Wiseman calls the "act as if" principle he outlined in his other books. As I mentioned, most of the advice in the book is immediately usable in daily life ...more
Central to the book is the idea of the 'As if" principle. That behaviour affects emotions as well as the other way around.
A fun read. ...more
The book deals with a not so new psychological and behavioral theory or "method", if one could call it that way, that proposes a reversal of the "mind over matter" axiom. It states that sometimes the "mind" just reacts to the "matter" (being your body, surroundings, etc), if you act in a certain way, you will evoke a certain mood, the "body" ...more
I found some of the advice useful, such as pushing away food to help you diet, but in many sections I found the key points were lost in the long winded writing.
Overall I I thought this book provided some good advice, but was too long (reading time around 6 hours) and wo ...more
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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