50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology. Shattering Widespread by Scott O. Lilienfeld,Steven Jay Lynn,John Ruscio, et al.John

By Scott O. Lilienfeld,Steven Jay Lynn,John Ruscio, et al.John Wiley & Sons, Inc.|Wiley||Wiley-BlackwellAdult NonfictionPsychologyLanguage(s): EnglishOn sale date: 21.01.2010Street date: 15.09.2011

50 nice Myths of well known Psychology makes use of renowned myths as a motor vehicle for assisting scholars and laypersons to differentiate technology from pseudoscience.

  • Uses universal myths as a automobile for exploring find out how to distinguish genuine from fictional claims in renowned psychology
  • Explores subject matters that readers will relate to, yet usually misunderstand, reminiscent of 'opposites attract', 'people use purely 10% in their brains', and 'handwriting unearths your character'
  • Provides a 'mythbusting package' for comparing folks psychology claims in way of life
  • Teaches crucial severe pondering talents via distinctive discussions of every delusion
  • Includes over two hundred extra mental myths for readers to explore
    Contains an Appendix of precious sites for studying mental myths
  • Features a postscript of outstanding mental findings that sound like myths yet which are precise
  • Engaging and obtainable writing kind that appeals to scholars and lay readers alike

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Mental Models. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp. 299–324. Reproduced by permission of Taylor and Francis Group, LLC, a divi sion of Informa plc. 2 “Turning the Tables” from Shepard, R. N. (1990). Mind sights. New York: W. H. Freeman, 48. Reproduced by permission of the author. 4 Photos 12/Alamy. 1 Superman #37 Copyright 1945 DC Comics. All rights reserved. Used with permission. 2 Reuters/Corbis. 1 George Silk/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images. 1 Photos 12/Alamy. 1 Reuters/Vincent West.

We’ve made particular efforts to make our book accessible to beginning students and laypersons, and we presume no formal knowledge of psychology. To do so, we’ve kept nontechnical language to a minimum. As a consequence, this book can be enjoyed equally by specialists and nonspecialists alike. We begin the book by surveying the vast world of popular psychology, the dangers posed by psychological myths, and 10 major sources of these myths. Then, in the body of the book, we examine 50 widespread myths of popular psychology.

For example, many people with arthritis insist that their joints hurt more in rainy than in non-rainy weather. Yet studies demon strate that this association is a figment of their imaginations (Quick, 1999). Presumably, people with arthritis attend too much to the A cell of the Great Fourfold Table of Life—instances when it rains and when their joints hurt—leading them to perceive a correlation that doesn’t exist. Similarly, the early phrenologists “saw” close linkages between damage to specific brain areas and deficits in certain psychological abilities, but they were wildly wrong.

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