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The expectation effect : how your mindset can transform your life

Robson, David (Science journalist)2022
People who believe ageing brings wisdom live longer. Lucky charms really do improve an athlete's performance. Taking a placebo, even when you know it is a placebo, can still improve your health. Welcome to The Expectation Effect. In this book David Robson takes us on a tour of the cutting-edge research happening right now that suggests our expectations shape our experience. Bringing together fascinating case studies and evidence-based science, The Expectation Effect uncovers new techniques that we can all use to improve our fitness, productivity, intelligence, health and happiness. Of course, you can't just think yourself thinner, happier or fitter, but using this book you can reframe many different facets of your life, and in so doing start real physiological change. These easy-to-use skills will help you on your way to becoming the person you want to be, living the life you want to live.
Edinburgh : Canongate, 2022.©2022
296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- The prediction machine -- A pious fraud -- Do no harm -- The origins of mass hysteria -- Faster, stronger, fitter -- The food paradox -- De-stressing stress -- Limitless willpower -- Untapped genius -- The super-agers -- Epilogue.
9781838853273 (pbk)9781838853273
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Health and Wellbeing158.1 ROBOnloan - Due: 17 Jun 2024
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