50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology : Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior
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
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September 01, 2009
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