TALK TOPICS

THE LUCK FACTOR: Why do some people lead happy successful lives whilst others face repeated failure? Why are some people always in the right place at the right time, while others are always unlucky?  For many years psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman has worked with some of the world’s luckiest and unluckiest people to answer these fascinating questions. Find out how ‘The Luck Factor’ can change everything for individuals and organisations.

SHOOT FOR THE MOON: Professor Richard Wiseman presents a pioneering study of the mindset that took humanity to the Moon.  Combining personal interviews with cutting-edge psychology, Wiseman embarks on the ultimate voyage through inner space. He identifies the key principles that make up the Apollo Mindset and describes practical techniques that you can use to incorporate these winning principles into your professional and personal life.

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THE APOLLO MINDSET: MAKING MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, POSSIBLE
Fifty years ago, humanity reached for the stars and achieved the seemingly impossible. Richard Wiseman, author of Shoot for the Moon, interviewed many of the surviving Apollo controllers about the mindset behind their stunning achievement. Wiseman will share the Apollo story from the perspective of psychology and leadership, examining the roles of responsibility and trust; attitudes to failure; passion and purpose; self-belief and agility. Discover how everyone can adopt a mindset to make the seemingly impossible possible.

INVESTIGATING THE IMPOSSIBLE: How do magicians produce objects from thin air and defy gravity? Do ghosts exist and can psychics really predict the future?  Can you achieve the impossible?  Join psychologist and best selling author Professor Richard Wiseman as he explores the limits of the human mind, proves that we can all achieve more than we think, and demonstrates how to transform a tea towel into a chicken.

MIND MAGIC: Magicians appear to make solid objects vanish into thin air, defy gravity and predict the future. Psychologist and Member of the Inner Magic Circle Professor Richard Wiseman invites you to step backstage and discover the secret science of sorcery, uncover the psychology employed by some of the world’s greatest illusionists and find out if the hand is really quicker than the eye.

NIGHT SCHOOL: Psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman is on a mission to put the world to sleep.  He has explored the new science of sleep and dreaming, examined the power of napping, and assembled the world’s largest archive of dream reports.  Join Wiseman as he delves deep into the sleeping mind, reveals how you can get the perfect night’s sleep, decodes your dreams, and shows how you can improve your life without moving a muscle.

LYING AND DECEPTION: Why do some people lie and deceive? Is it possible to employ technology to help catch a liar? Why are most people very poor lie detectors, and can anything be done to improve their skills? Professor Richard Wiseman presents an insight into the psychology of deceit, and how science can help distinguish truth from fiction.

BIO

Professor Richard Wiseman has been described by a Scientific American columnist as ‘…one of the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologists in the world today.’  His books have sold over 3 million copies and he regularly appears on the media. Richard also presents keynote talks to organisations across the world, including The Swiss Economic Forum, Google and Amazon.

He holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, is one of the most followed psychologists on Twitter, and the Independent On Sunday chose him as one of the top 100 people who make Britain a better place to live.

Richard is a Member of the Inner Magic Circle, a Director of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and has created psychology-based YouTube videos that have attracted over 500 million views. He also acts as a creative consultant, including work with Derren Brown, The Twilight Zone and the hit television show, Brain Games.

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