The Anderson Lecture 2016: The Luck Factor

The Anderson Lecture 2016: The Luck Factor
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Given by Professor Richard Wiseman, Professor in the Public Understanding of Psychology

Why do some people lead happy successful lives whilst others face repeated failure and sadness? 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. Discover the results of his work and find out how ‘The Luck Factor’ can change your life.  

Admission free, booking required here.

PLEASE NOTE: the main venue is now sold out but there is an overspill venue with video link for which tickets are available to book at the link above.

Professor Richard Wiseman has been described by one Scientific American columnist as 'the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologist in the world today'. He has written several best selling popular psychology books (including The Luck Factor, Quirkology, and 59 Seconds), and has sold over 3 million copies worldwide.

His YouTube channel has received over 350 million views and is one of the most watched channels in the UK. Richard was listed in the Independent On Sunday’s top 100 people who make Britain a better place to live, and has acted as a consultant for Derren Brown, Brain Games, Your Bleeped Up Brain, and Mythbusters.

Richard began his working life as a professional magician and is a Member of the Inner Magic Circle. He completed his PhD at the University of Edinburgh and currently holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology (University of Hertfordshire).

His research has been published in some of the world’s leading academic journals, and he has delivered keynote addresses to organisations across the world, including The Swiss Economic Forum, Google and Amazon.

Speaker
Professor Richard Wiseman
Venue
King's Conference Centre
Contact

events@abdn.ac.uk

01224 273726

Booking
Online booking available