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

    50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior / Barry L Beyerstein

    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

    Pop psychology psychobabble 

    John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 1.painos
    ENG EISBN:9781444315714