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Books and Dr. Richard Wiseman (author of The Luck Factor). Dr. Wiseman can be reached through his website, what you can do with it. After all, Richard Wiseman is a scientist with a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh. And even though scientists sometimes tend to walk on. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form, or by any means.

In , the French caver and geologist Michel Siffre decided to track the movement of a glacier through an underground ice cave; to do so, he would have to live below ground for two months. He decided not to take a clock with him into the cave, and so forced himself to rely entirely on his own body clock to decide when to fall asleep and when to be awake. His only link to the outside world was a telephone that provided a direct line to a team of researchers above ground. Siffre called the team whenever he went to sleep and woke up, and from time to time during his waking hours. Each time, the experimenters above ground did not give him any indication of the real time. Toward the end of the experiment, he would telephone the surface, convinced that only an hour had gone by since his previous call—whereas in reality several hours had elapsed. When he emerged from the cave after two months, Siffre was convinced that the experiment had been terminated early, and that it was only in its thirty-fourth day. The experiment provided a striking illustration of how daylight helps our internal clocks to keep accurate time. Other chronopsychological research has examined ways of minimizing the effects of perhaps the most common and annoying form of disruption faced by the modern-day body clock: jet lag. One of the more unusual and controversial studies in this area was carried out in the late s by Scott Campbell and Patricia Murphy of Wiseman.

A sort of a one-man war against the self-help industry. About Richard Wiseman Richard Wiseman is all but your regular psychologist. He graduated from the University College London in He got his Ph. He has critically researched unusual areas of psychology, such as humor, luck, and paranormal phenomena.

He has written many books covering these topics. However, most of the recommendations are really sweet and simple.

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Instead of merely listing all of them, for this summary, we opt to simply go over some of the most applicable ones. They were the most interesting to us. Hopefully, they will be to you as well. The subtitles are so long and baroquely ornate that all but tell the whole story.

Science says that all you need to do is be likable.

But how? Three simple things may do the trick: Talk about an interesting topic, unrelated to the interview and the job.

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Confess your weakness the minute the interview starts. People identify better with those who are not afraid to be something less than perfect. So, if you like to be accepted, say positive things about other people. Psychologist John Gottman did a research and discovered that couples who remain together longer tend to commend each other much more often than condemn.

Want an example? The titles paint the general picture: Are you interested in nailing your interview? Science says that all you need to do is be likable.

People identify better with those who are not afraid to be something less than perfect. So, if you like to be accepted, say positive things about other people. The Romans had a great saying: Psychologist John Gottman did a research and discovered that couples who remain together longer tend to commend each other much more often than condemn.

Here are two. Number 1: If, for example, you want to be more creative, work in the vicinity of plants. If you want your wallet returned, just put a picture of a baby inside it. Even better: The science Wiseman uses to write his book is, in fact, based on this premise. By making few simple tweaks in your life. The effects, however, last a lifetime. The reason is simple: To receive new painting ideas, Salvador Dali would lie on a couch with a spoon in his hands.

As he drifted off to sleep, the spoon would fall out of his hand and onto the floor. The sound would wake him, and he would immediately start sketching while still in this slightly altered, more subconscious mindset. But we do need to learn how not to oppress it with our conscious mind. Psychologists from the University of Amsterdam discovered that people are more creative when their conscious minds are distracted, thus giving space to the unconscious mind to generate creative ideas.

In fact, your ability to be creative can be improved by a few quick and easy changes to your surroundings. Our environment shapes our mind, which in turn influences our reactions. So, for example, if you add a subtle scent of cleaning spray to the air, people in that atmosphere are primed to clean up more carefully. But how can priming enhance our creativity? Then they took a standard creativity test. The result? The group that primed with thinking about punks turned out to be significantly more creative than those who thought about the engineer.

You can use this knowledge by taking a few moments to describe a musician or artist. List their behavior, lifestyle and appearance. Entering that mindset will pave the way for your own creativity.

Another quick way to foster creativity is to add plants and flowers to your surroundings. These reduce stress and induce good moods, thereby enhancing your creativity.

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In one study, researchers asked a group of people to execute various creative tasks in rooms with plants or with racks. In such situations, people seek distraction, but this solution is only momentarily effective. Instead, you should opt for a benefit finding solution. That is, try to single out positive aspects of the hurtful event.

One portion of the participants was then asked to take a few minutes to detail the event and focus on how it affected them negatively. The others were asked to focus on the benefits that emerged from the experience — things that, for example, made them a stronger or wiser person.

The results revealed that those who focused on what they gained from their experience were better equipped to cope with their anger and unhappiness. But what about extreme cases? While it does sometimes seem impossible to see the silver lining in dire situations, there is evidence that positivity can result from them, too.

Other studies have also shown that having a serious physical illness can result in raised levels of courage, fairness, curiosity, humor and appreciation of beauty. All of us could probably do with a little help in our relationships.

So what are some quick skills we can learn to help keep them on the right track? Relationships thrive on mutual support and agreement. Psychologist John Gottman discovered this during his research on what makes couples stay together or break up.

Gottman analyzed the role of positive comments in agreements, understanding and forgiveness, and negative comments in opposition, criticism or contempt. What he found was that for a couple to live happily ever after, positive comments must outnumber negative comments by around five to one!