"Although journalist Chris Berdik covers most of the usual topics, such as the famous placebo effect, he also delves into areas neglected in other books on the subject.... In the process, he uncovers some truly surprising phenomena.....MIND OVER MIND is a fascinating account of the power of conscious and unconscious expectations to alter our experience and our behaviour. If you think you might enjoy it, your expectations won't be shattered." - Irving Kirsch, New Scientist
"Explores the far-reaching influence of expectations - and reveals how you can use them to your advantage." - Emma Haak, O: the Oprah Magazine
"[Berdik] offers captivating case studies on the power of expectations, as well as valuable advice on how to use this knowledge advantageously." - Library Journal
About the Author
is a science journalist and a former staff editor at the Atlantic
and Mother Jones.
He has written for numerous publications, including New Scientist,
the Boston Globe,
the Washington Post
, and the San Diego Union-Tribune.
He lives in Boston.