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Title 50 great myths of popular psychology : shattering widespread misconceptions about human behavior / Scott O. Lilienfeld [and others].
Author Lilienfeld, Scott O., 1960- author.
Imprint Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 332 pages) : illustrations
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: The wide world of psychomythology -- Brain power : myths about the brain and perception -- From womb to tomb : myths about development and aging -- A remembrance of things past : myths about memory -- Teaching old dogs new tricks : myths about intelligence and learning -- Altered states : myths about consciousness -- I've got a feeling : myths about emotion and motivation -- The social animal : myths about interpersonal behavior -- Know thyself : myths about personality -- Sad, mad, and bad : myths about mental illness -- Disorder in the court : myths about psychology and law -- Skills and pills : myths about psychological treatment.
Summary "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"--Publisher description.
Note Print version record.
Self-Renewing 2017 UoY
Awards Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2010.
Subject Psychology -- Popular works.
Human behavior.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Reference.
Human behavior. (OCoLC)fst00962811
Psychology. (OCoLC)fst01081447
Psykologi -- populärvetenskap.
Genre Electronic books.
Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Alt Title Fifty great myths of popular psychology
Related To Print version: Lilienfeld, Scott O., 1960- 50 great myths of popular psychology. Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010 9781405131117 (DLC) 2009020179 (OCoLC)396172891
ISBN 9781444315714 (electronic bk.)
1444315714 (electronic bk.)
Standard # 40017223981

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