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Title:
Quirkology : how we discover the big truths in small things / Richard Wiseman.
Call Number:
150.72 WIS
Publication Date:
c2007.
Publisher:
New York : Basic Books, c2007.
Electronic Access:
Table of contents only http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0716/2007015012.html
Physical Description:
xii, 323 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-306) and index.
Horizon Bib Number:
1119347
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