50 Great myths of popular psychology

Scott Lilienfeld - Steven Lynn - John Ruscio - Barry Beyerstein


"50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology" uses popular myths as a vehicle for helping students and laypersons to distinguish science from pseudoscience. This title uses common myths as a vehicle for exploring how to distinguish factual from fictional claims in popular psychology.
 9781405131124 /  Wiley /  2010 /  1ste editie /  332p. /  pb / 

50 Great myths of popular psychology

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The book explores topics that readers will relate to, but often misunderstand, such as 'opposites attract', 'people use only 10 per cent of their brains', and handwriting reveals your personality.

It provides a 'mythbusting kit' for evaluating folk psychology claims in everyday life.

It teaches essential critical thinking skills through detailed discussions of each myth.

It includes over 200 additional psychological myths for readers to explore.

It contains an Appendix of useful Web Sites for examining psychological myths.

It features a postscript of remarkable psychological findings that sound like myths but that are true.

It also features engaging and accessible writing style that appeals to students and lay readers alike.