Author(s): Daniel Richardson
The Man vs Mind will explain to readers the science and psychology that impacts on our everyday existence. It will tap into our instinctive curiosity about the world around us, but also show how, by understanding these things, we can learn to take greater control of our lives. Man vs Mind will look at how psychology is being used for to improve our wellbeing, better understand our behaviour and surroundings, and to develop new tools to help us with day-to-day living. By focussing on the big ideas, rather than the mundane small details, Man vs Mind will captivate those with even the most rudimentary understanding of psychology. All that will be required of the reader is a little curiosity.
Daniel is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Experimental Psychology at University College London. Prior to that, he was an undergraduate at Magdalen College, Oxford; a graduate student at Cornell; a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford; and an assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research examines how individuals' thought processes are related to the people around them, and he has authored many scientific articles in cognitive, developmental and social psychology. He has appeared in science documentaries, TV shows such as 'Duck Quacks Don't Echo', and been featured on the Naked Scientists podcast. He has carried out live experiments on audiences at the London Science Museum, and has performed a mixture of science and standup comedy at Bright Clubs around the country.