50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology : Shattering Widespread Misconceptions About Human Behavior (Hardcover)

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"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 exploreContains 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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Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Mfg Part# 9781405131117
SKU 211432373
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 140513111X
Release Date 12/28/2009
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6.25L x 1T
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Editors Note 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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Number of Pages 0352
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