University of Hertfordshire

Richard Wiseman

Professor

Overview

I started my working life as a professional magician, and was one of the youngest members of The Magic Circle.  I then obtained a degree in psychology from University College London and a doctorate from the University of Edinburgh. I currently hold Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology.  

I have published over 100 academic papers examining the psychology of magic, illusion, deception, luck and self-development.  This work has been cited in over 20 introductory textbooks. In addition, I have written several popular psychology books (including The Luck Factor and 59 Seconds) and created YouTube videos that have attracted over 600 million views.

I am one of the most followed psychologists on Twitter, a Member of the Inner Magic Circle, and an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association.  I have worked on psychology-related projects with various magicians, including Penn and Teller, David Copperfield and Derren Brown.


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