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.
Psychologist Richard Wiseman 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,"... More »