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Beyerstein, Barry L.

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

Beyerstein, Barry L. - 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior, ebook

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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

Keywords: Introductions to Psychology, myths, psychology, pseudoscience, critical thinking, Pop psychology, psychobabble 

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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2011
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
352 pages
Category
Psychology
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781444360745
Printed ISBN
9781405131124

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