50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology
Shattering Widespread Misconceptions About Human BehaviorBook - 2010
In a society in which psychological knowledge is shaped as much, if not more, by supermarket tabloids, talk shows, and self-proclaimed "self-help gurus" as it is by the latest scientific advances, here is a book that helps students and the public distinguish fact from fiction in the world of psychology. The authors use popular myths as a vehicle for distinguishing science from pseudoscience. Organized around key topic areas of modern psychology such as brain functioning, perception, development, memory, emotion, intelligence, learning, personality, mental illness, and psychotherapy, this book will help students and laypersons to critically evaluate the information and misinformation that is generated by popular psychology.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex : Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
Characteristics: xx, 332 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Fifty great myths of popular psychology