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Title:
Quirkology : how we discover the big truths in small things
Author:
Wiseman, Richard (Richard John), 1966-
Edition:
First paperback edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Basic Books, 2008.

©2007
Physical Description:
xii, 323 pages: illustrations ; 21 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction : Exploring the backwaters of the human brain -- What does your date of birth really say about you? : the new science of chronopsychology -- Trust everyone, but always cut the cards : the psychology of lying and deception -- Believing six impossible things before breakfast : psychology enters the Twilight Zone -- Making your mind up : the strange science of decision-making -- The scientific search for the world's funniest joke : explorations into the psychology of humor -- Sinner or saint? : the psychology of when we help and when we hinder -- The pace of life and other quirkological oddities : the future of quirkology -- Afterword : how to pep up the dullest of dinner parties.
ISBN:
9780465010233
Format :
Book