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50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology [electronic resource] : Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior.

By: Contributor(s): Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9781405131117Publication details: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009.ISBN:
  • 9781444315714
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology : Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human BehaviorDDC classification:
  • 150
LOC classification:
  • BF145 .A15 2010
Online resources:
Contents:
50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology; CONTENTS; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION The Wide World of Psychomythology; 1 BRAIN POWER Myths about the Brain and Perception; 2 FROM WOMB TO TOMB Myths about Development and Aging; 3 A REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST Myths about Memory; 4 TEACHING OLD DOGS NEW TRICKS Myths about Intelligence and Learning; 5 ALTERED STATES Myths about Consciousness; 6 I'VE GOT A FEELING Myths about Emotion and Motivation; 7 THE SOCIAL ANIMAL Myths about Interpersonal Behavior; 8 KNOW THYSELF Myths about Personality; 9 SAD, MAD, AND BAD Myths about Mental Illness
10 DISORDER IN THE COURT Myths about Psychology and the Law11 SKILLS AND PILLS Myths about Psychological Treatment; POSTSCRIPT Truth is Stranger than Fiction; APPENDIX Recommended Websites for Exploring Psychomythology; REFERENCES; INDEX;
Summary: 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology uses popular myths as a vehicle for helping students and laypersons to distinguish science from pseudoscience. Uses common myths as a vehicle for exploring how to distinguish factual from fictional claims in popular psychology Explores topics that readers will relate to, but often misunderstand, such as 'opposites attract', 'people use only 10% of their brains', and 'handwriting reveals your personality' Provides a 'mythbusting kit' for evaluating folk psychology claims in everyday life Teaches essential critical thinking skills through detailed discussions
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50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology; CONTENTS; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION The Wide World of Psychomythology; 1 BRAIN POWER Myths about the Brain and Perception; 2 FROM WOMB TO TOMB Myths about Development and Aging; 3 A REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST Myths about Memory; 4 TEACHING OLD DOGS NEW TRICKS Myths about Intelligence and Learning; 5 ALTERED STATES Myths about Consciousness; 6 I'VE GOT A FEELING Myths about Emotion and Motivation; 7 THE SOCIAL ANIMAL Myths about Interpersonal Behavior; 8 KNOW THYSELF Myths about Personality; 9 SAD, MAD, AND BAD Myths about Mental Illness

10 DISORDER IN THE COURT Myths about Psychology and the Law11 SKILLS AND PILLS Myths about Psychological Treatment; POSTSCRIPT Truth is Stranger than Fiction; APPENDIX Recommended Websites for Exploring Psychomythology; REFERENCES; INDEX;

50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology uses popular myths as a vehicle for helping students and laypersons to distinguish science from pseudoscience. Uses common myths as a vehicle for exploring how to distinguish factual from fictional claims in popular psychology Explores topics that readers will relate to, but often misunderstand, such as 'opposites attract', 'people use only 10% of their brains', and 'handwriting reveals your personality' Provides a 'mythbusting kit' for evaluating folk psychology claims in everyday life Teaches essential critical thinking skills through detailed discussions