Off the Shelf: Timothy D. Wilson

Timothy D. Wilson, Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology, "Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change." Little, Brown and Co.

August 29, 2011 — In "Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change,"  psychology professor Timothy D. Wilson of the University of Virginia's College of Arts & Sciences explains a new, scientifically based approach that can make you happier, turn you into a better parent, solve your teenager's behavior problems, reduce racial prejudice and even close the achievement gap in education. This approach, called story editing, works by redirecting the stories we tell about ourselves and the world around us – with subtle prompts, in ways that lead to lasting change.

Best-selling writer and journalist Malcolm Gladwell calls the book "a masterpiece" and said, "There are few academics who write with as much grace and wisdom as Timothy Wilson."

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