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50 great myths of popular psychology : shattering widespread misconceptions about human behavior

Author: Scott O Lilienfeld
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott O Lilienfeld
ISBN: 9781405131117 140513111X 9781405131124 1405131128
OCLC Number: 396172891
Awards: Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2010.
Description: xx, 332 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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.
Other Titles: Fifty great myths of popular psychology
Responsibility: Scott O. Lilienfeld [and others].

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