Prof. Richard Wiseman started his working life as an award-winning professional magician and was one of the youngest members of The Magic Circle. He then obtained a first class honours degree in Psychology from University College London and a doctorate in psychology from the University of Edinburgh. Currently he heads the Perrott-Warrick Research Unit at the University of Hertfordshire.
Prof. Wiseman has established an international reputation for scientific research into unusual areas within psychology. In addition, he has co-authored 6 books and presented over 50 papers at both national and international conferences.
Author and psychologist specializing in the psychology of the paranormal, Richard Wiseman, discussed his twenty years of research into the paranormal and why he takes a somewhat skeptical perspective on phenomena such as ghosts, out-of-body experiences, psychics and mind control. First hour guest, earth changes expert Mitch Battros shared updates. Regarding the current spate of extremely hot weather, he commented that such patterns are cyclical and cited heat waves that occurred between 1925-35 where temperatures soared up to 130 degrees in a number of American states. ... More »Host: George Noory
Psychologist Richard Wiseman (website) appeared on Wednesday's program to discuss his eight-year study into the nature of luck. What he discovered was that essentially people make their own good or bad luck through their behaviors and beliefs. Lucky people are "out there creating opportunities for themselves," drawing people towards them with their social magnetism, Wiseman explained. Besides opportunity, there are three other central principles that can make people luckier, Wiseman outlined: Intuition-- Lucky people tend to trust their gut feelings. Expectation-- Expecting to be lucky can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Coping with Ill Fortune-- The ability to turn unlucky events around to work in your favor. Through these principles, we could potentially reverse engineer unlucky people, Wiseman said, who added that one of his goals was to "bring some science to the self-help industry." Dr. Wiseman also touched on his research into areas such as humor and lying. ... More »Host: George Noory