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50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology : Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior
by Scott O. Lilienfeld and Steven Jay Lynn and John Ruscio and Barry L. Beyerstein


Overview - 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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More About 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology by Scott O. Lilienfeld; Steven Jay Lynn; John Ruscio; Barry L. Beyerstein
 
 
 
Overview
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

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781405131124
  • ISBN-10: 1405131128
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Publish Date: October 2009
  • Page Count: 332
  • Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.14 x 0.79 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.12 pounds


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