Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change

Author(s): Timothy Wilson

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A problem shared is a problem halved? Not necessarily... Talking about our problems isn't always a good idea. World-renowned psychologist Timothy Wilson reveals how this, and many other conventional therapies and interventions, can often do us more harm than good. Presenting the very latest research, Wilson argues that the key to transforming our lives lies simply in learning to redirect the stories we tell ourselves. His revolutionary approach reveals how reshaping our internal narratives can increase our personal well-being and transform our understanding of human behaviour - our narratives can change surprisingly quickly if tweaked in the right way. How can we best recover from trauma? Why might some sex education result in more teen pregnancies? Why will most self-help books leave you worse off? Redirect proposes a radical new view of the world. It also offers a range of practical advice - that has, crucially, been tested scientifically and found to have real results - that can show us the way to social progress.


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Such an engaging book that I will revisit again and again throughout my life - so much information and so much insight into psychology that I just hadn’t thought of before. - Brooke, The Book Grocer

Timothy D. Wilson is the Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Strangers to Ourselves, which was named by New York Times Magazine as one of the Best 100 Ideas of 2002, and is co-author of the bestselling Social Psychology textbook, now in its seventh edition. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife and two children.

General Fields

  • : 9781846142291
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Allen Lane
  • : 0.308
  • : July 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Timothy Wilson
  • : Paperback
  • : 288