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

"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...

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Main Author: Lilienfeld, Scott O., 1960-
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published: Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
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505 0 |a 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. 
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