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

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Wiley-Blackwell, 2009 - 332
"True knowledge is hard won, and this timely and remarkable book shows us that stamping out falsehoods is no easy task either. The book does it all: it debunks all-too-common beliefs from the pseudoscientific fringe; it presents evidence against a variety of myths that seem like they ought to be true; it explains why people fall prey to such falsehoods; and it ends with some tantalizing facts about mind and behavior that make it clear that the truth can be every bit as amazing as fiction. These 50 myths won't disappear with the publication of this book, but those who read it will enjoy being able to set others-many others-straight."--Thomas Gilovich, Cornell University "We have needed this compendium for some time. These factoids and popular (but fallacious) memes about psychology have been exposed in single publications, but critiques of all of them have never been brought together in one place before. The myths chosen by these authors are indeed popular ones-the very ones that psychology instructors encounter every day. The book is an incredible resource for both student and instructor. The critiques are accurate and well written. I'm sure my copy will be dog-eared within six months." -Keith E. Stanovich, author or How To Think Straight About Psychology and What Intelligence Tests Miss "A much-needed mythbuster for consumers and students of psychology. This engaging book reminds us that applying science to everyday psychology is not only enormously worthwhile, but fun." -Carol Tavris, Ph. D., coauthor of Mistakes were made (but not by me) "Because I only use 10% of my brain, I had to play Mozart music while reading this book, and then be hypnotized to recover the memory of it because of early childhood traumas that were repressed but occasionally leaked through out-of-body experiences and ESP. And if you believe any of the above you need.

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There would have to be something really wrong with this book for me not to like it - it debunks a lot more than just 50 myths of psychomythology (I love that phrase the authors used...adding it to the ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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Although I usually end up with a dissatisfied feeling when reading a book based on rave reviews, this one was not the case. It provides much needed corrective to some of the fuzzy thinking that ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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