50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior

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John Wiley & Sons, 15.09.2011 - 352 Seiten
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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 of each myth
  • Includes over 200 additional psychological myths for readers to explore
    Contains an Appendix of useful Web Sites for examining psychological myths
  • Features a postscript of remarkable psychological findings that sound like myths but that are true
  • Engaging and accessible writing style that appeals to students and lay readers alike
 

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There would have to be something really wrong with this book for me not to like it - it debunks a lot more than just 50 myths of psychomythology (I love that phrase the authors used...adding it to the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Inhalt

Preface
BRAIN POWER
to Purchase Products
FROM WOMB TO TOMB
A REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST
Myth 17 The Defining Feature of Dyslexia
AL TERED STA
th 23 The Pol ra h Lie Detector Test Is
THE SOCIAL ANIMAL
KNOW THYSELF
SAD MAD AND
DISORDER IN THE COURT
SKILLS AND PILLS
Postscript
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (2011)

Scott O. Lilienfeld is a Professor of Psychology at EmoryUniversity. He is a recipient of the 1998 David Shakow Early CareerAward for Distinguished Contributions to Clinical Psychology fromDivision 12 (Society for Clinical Psychology) of the APA, pastpresident of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, anda Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Dr.Lilienfeld's principal areas of research are personality disorders,psychiatric classification and diagnosis, pseudoscience in mentalhealth, and the teaching of psychology.

Steven Jay Lynn is a Professor of Psychology at the StateUniversity of New York at Binghamton. He is past President of theAPA’s Division of Psychological Hypnosis, and the recipientof the Chancellor's Award of the SUNY for Scholarship and CreativeActivities. His major areas of research include hypnosis andmemory.

John Ruscio is an Associate Professor of Psychology atThe College of New Jersey. His scholarly interests includequantitative methods for psychological research and thecharacteristics of pseudoscience that distinguish subjects withinand beyond the fringes of psychological science.

Barry Beyerstein (the late) was Professor of Psychologyat Simon Fraser University and chair of the British ColumbiaSkeptics Society. He was Associate Editor of the ScientificReview of Alternative Medicine, and he co-authored manyarticles in the Skeptical Inquirer and professionaljournals.

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