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George Hunter
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A new book is coming out that looks very promising. Patrick Redford's website is now featuring Andy Luttrell's Psychology for the Mentalist. The promotional material says that Luttrell is a PhD student in Social Psychology and an effective performer. The book draws from a range of insights with Social Psychology in ways that can, indeed, inform what we do in preparing and performing Mentalism effects.

Insights from Social Psychology have, so far, been underrepresented in the literature informing Mentalism. Our existing lore features themes like perception, memory, NLP, and nonverbal communication, but has been thin on the dynamics of how people think, process, experience, and respond in social settings. Luttrells's book promises to provide that missing link.

My own background in Communication Studies, several decades ago, involved fairly extensive reading in Social Psychology, so when I received Patrick's email about the book's forthcoming publication, I was eager to check it out. I can report, from what Patrick provided, that the Table of Contents promises a very thorough text. And from the preview pages that are available, the book should be readable and interesting, with the theories and insights well taught, with useful suggestions and applications to performance mentalism.

The book will retail for $35.00. Right now, one can preorder the book for $28.00.

You can thank me later!

George
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This sounds like it's right up my alley. How do we order?

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I was able to read an early copy. This is fantastic for those looking for genuine psychology and its application in mentalism.
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Thanks for the mention of this! I just got the shipment in today and wanted to update everyone these are now shipping!
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Sean, thanks again for the kind words!
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A very good book. I read the stuff of Cialdini, which is also mentioned in the book, and went about putting it to work and here is the perfect synthesis of research results into application. Just what the doctor ordered.
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How many pages?
NeilS
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240 and an excellent book it is too.
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This is a WONDERFUL resource! Highly recommended if you want to learn some genuine quirks of the human mind.

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One of the (few) effects I carry in my wallet comes from this book. And in addition to effects I use, the book also contains brilliant background information.

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You have convinced me Neil. I will be ordering this soon.
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Now ordered. I will post my thoughts after it has been received and digested as there few reviews on here for what appears to be a good read.
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I teach communication and perception in university and many of the topics touched in this book are already part of my class. Very interesting! Waiting for a couple of reviews but I think it's something different worth buying.
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In addition to two (authentic) effects I use regularly from the book, I gained a lot of valuable insights. A fascinating, instructive read.

Neil
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On Oct 12, 2018, Heka Siosiri wrote:
I teach communication and perception in university and many of the topics touched in this book are already part of my class. Very interesting! Waiting for a couple of reviews but I think it's something different worth buying.


33$ to ship to Europe sounds a bit excessive though......
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Shipping costs killed it for me too. Over $30 to Canada.
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On Oct 13, 2018, robvh wrote:
Shipping costs killed it for me too. Over $30 to Canada.


The book is available through Murphy's, so you can also get it from Penguin, Vanishing Inc, or your favorite dealer.
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I just ordered this book and expect to receive it within the week. I took advantage of Penguin's free shipping to Canada by adding a couple of items to bring the total up to $60. I realize this way of purchasing isn't for everyone but it is one way of avoiding the shipping cost.
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Am now more than halfway through and thoroughly enjoying this. Although the psychological forces and false memory demonstrations are intriguing, I have particularly enjoyed the section on lying and truth telling.
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