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Shattering widespread misconceptions about human behavior

Author: Scott O Lilienfeld
Publisher: Chicester : Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd) : [distributor] John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Uses popular myths as a vehicle for helping students and laypersons to distinguish science from pseudoscience. This book explores topics that readers relate to, but often misunderstand, such as a opposites attract, a people use only 10 per cent of their brains, and handwriting reveals your personality.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott O Lilienfeld
ISBN: 9781405131124 1405131128
OCLC Number: 851975731
Notes: Epublication based on: 9786612316982.
Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. The Wide World of Psychomythology. 1 Brain Power. Myths about the Brain and Perception. #1 Most People Use Only 10 of Their Brain Power. #2 Some People Are Left-Brained, Others Are Right-Brained. #3 Extrasensory Perception Is a Well-Established Scientific Phenomenon. #4 Visual Perceptions Are Accompanied by Tiny Emissions from the Eyes. #5 Subliminal Messages Can Persuade People to Purchase Products. 2 From Womb to Tomb. Myths about Development and Aging. #6 Playing Mozart's Music to Infants Boosts Their Intelligence. #7 Adolescence Is Inevitably a Time of Psychological Turmoil. #8 Most People Experience a Midlife Crisis in Their 40s or Early 50s. #9 Old Age Is Typically Associated with Increased Dissatisfaction and Senility. #10 When Dying, People Pass through a Universal Series of Psychological Stages. 3 A Remembrance of Things Past. Myths about Memory.
Target Audience: Professional & Vocational.
Description: 352 pages : illustrations ; 23 x 16 x 2 cm
Responsibility: Scott O. Lilienfeld ; Steven Jay Lynn, John Ruscio and Barry L. Beyerstein.

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Uses popular myths as a vehicle for helping students and laypersons to distinguish science from pseudoscience. This book explores topics that readers relate to, but often misunderstand, such as a opposites attract, a people use only 10 per cent of their brains, and handwriting reveals your personality.

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