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Nonfiction: Social Psychology / Science
Unabridged   7.75 hour(s)
Publication date: 09/08/2011


The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change

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Audio CD ISBN:9781611745832
Digital Download ISBN:9781611745849


A leading psychologist shows how we can reinvent ourselves, transform our children, improve our communities, and change the world.

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Product Description

Why might some sex education programs result in more teen pregnancies? Why did reading that self-help book make you feel less happy? What’s the best way to recover from trauma? Can we actually improve our lives by redirecting our thinking?

We tell ourselves stories to make sense of the world. These stories ultimately determine if we will lead healthy, productive lives or get into trouble. Renowned psychologist Timothy Wilson proposes a radical new view: although these stories can be very hard to change, they can change—surprisingly quickly—if tweaked in the right way. He considers a broad range of problems, exposes failed attempts to solve them, and reframes them with new stories. Scientifically tested, his practical advice and simple techniques have been found to bring about real results including enhanced happiness, personal meaning, and social progress.


“Wilson clearly and straightforwardly lays out his concepts, and Gardner, in turn, effectively communicates them to listeners. . . . This interesting and thought-provoking work provides listeners with tools for self-discovery and change.”

“There are few academics who write with as much grace and wisdom as Timothy Wilson. Redirect is a masterpiece.”
      —Malcolm Gladwell

“May well be the single most important psychology book ever written.”
      —Daniel Gilbert, professor of psychology, Harvard University, author of Stumbling on Happiness

Author Bio

TIMOTHY D. WILSON is the Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia and the author of Strangers to Ourselves, named one of the Best 100 Ideas of 2002 by the New York Times Magazine. He is coauthor of the leading psychology text, Social Psychology.

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