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50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology

Author : Scott O. Lilienfeld
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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 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

50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology Second Edition

Author : Lilienfeld
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50 Great Myths of Human Evolution

Author : John H. Relethford
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50 Great Myths of Human Evolution uses common misconceptions to explore basic theory and research in human evolution and strengthen critical thinking skills for lay readers and students. Examines intriguing—yet widely misunderstood—topics, from general ideas about evolution and human origins to the evolution of modern humans and recent trends in the field Describes what fossils, archaeology, and genetics can tell us about human origins Demonstrates the ways in which science adapts and changes over time to incorporate new evidence and better explanations Includes myths such as “Humans lived at the same time as dinosaurs;” “Lucy was so small because she was a child;” “Our ancestors have always made fire;” and “There is a strong relationship between brain size and intelligence” Comprised of stand-alone essays that are perfect for casual reading, as well as footnotes and references that allow readers to delve more deeply into topics

50 Great Myths of Human Sexuality

Author : Pepper Schwartz
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There are many misconceptions about human sexuality, and some are so misleading as to be dangerous. Schwartz and Kempner dispel commonly accepted myths and misunderstandings, covering areas from pre-marital sex and sexual diseases to body image.

Great Myths of Aging

Author : Joan T. Erber
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Great Myths of Aging looks at the generalizations and stereotypes associated with older people and, with a blend of humor and cutting-edge research, dispels those common myths. Reader-friendly structure breaks myths down into categories such as Body, Mind, and Living Contexts; and looks at myths from “Older people lose interest in sex” to “Older people are stingy” Explains the origins of myths and misconceptions about aging Looks at the unfortunate consequences of anti-aging stereotypes for both the reader and older adults in society

Great Myths of Child Development

Author : Stephen Hupp
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Great Myths of Child Development reveals the latestevidence-based science behind the myths and misconceptions aboutthe developing child. Shatters the most commonly-held child development myths Reveals the science behind such topical issues astwin-telepathy, sex-prediction, and imaginary friends Covers hot-button issues like childhood vaccines, spankings,“time-outs,” and breastfeeding of older children Features numerous pop culture references and examples drawnfrom popular TV shows and movies, such as Duck Dynasty,Modern Family and Mad Men Points to a wealth of supplementary resources for interestedparents—from evidence-based treatments and self-help books torelevant websites

Great Myths of the Brain

Author : Christian Jarrett
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Great Myths of the Brain introduces readers to the fieldof neuroscience by examining popular myths about the humanbrain. Explores commonly-held myths of the brain through the lens ofscientific research, backing up claims with studies and otherevidence from the literature Looks at enduring myths such as “Do we only use 10% ofour brain?”, “Pregnant women lose their mind”,“Right-brained people are more creative” and manymore. Delves into myths relating to specific brain disorders,including epilepsy, autism, dementia, and others Written engagingly and accessibly for students and lay readersalike, providing a unique introduction to the study of thebrain Teaches readers how to spot neuro hype and neuro-nonsenseclaims in the media

50 Great Myths About Religions

Author : John Morreall
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50 Great Myths about Religions is an intriguing,informative, and often humorous introduction to some of the longstanding myths that surround religious belief. This engaging bookwill get its readers thinking about how and why certain myths havearisen, and their continuing influence on our personal andcollective view of religion. Offers a lively, informative, and thought-provoking introduction to some of the common misbeliefs surroundingreligions Discusses myths about religious belief in general, as well asspecific ideas that surround Judaism, Christianity, Islam, atheism,and agnosticism Covers a wide range of myths, from ancient legends such as theBible forbidding pork being eaten because it causes illness, tomodern urban fables, such as Barack Obama being a Muslim Unpacks each myth in turn, explaining why it arose, how itspread, and why the beliefs that stem from it are questionable Includes a fascinating discussion about human nature, and themain characteristics that predispose us to create and circulatemyths to begin with Underpinned by a wide knowledge of academic research, it iswritten by two respected religion scholars and experiencedauthors

Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry

Author : David Semple
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Fully revised and updated for the new edition, the Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry provides the most up-to-date information clinically relevant to the doctor on the ground. Using a presentation-based format it provides detailed advice on clinical decision making after diagnosis. This handbook is an indispensable companion for any professional working in psychiatric medicine. Covering all major psychiatric conditions and sub-specialties, this handbook provides practical and comprehensive guidelines and in-depth coverage of psychiatric assessment, psychopathology, evidence-based practice, therapeutic issues, and transcultural psychiatry. It is indexed alphabetically by ICD-10 / DSM-IV classification codes and acute presentations for quick access. It reflects the recent major changes to psychiatric training and examination as well as the latest drug information. Reviewed by experienced clinicians, and revised by Specialist Trainees, this handbook not only gives expert advice for psychiatry professionals, but is also directly relevant to trainees in psychiatry. For the third edition, new information includes guidance on Adult ADHD, information on new drugs of abuse (e,g, GBL, GHB, mephodrone), and clinical decision-making in the prison setting. With such broad coverage and depth of guidance, this is the must-have pocket guide for all professionals and trainees working in psychiatry.

Psychological Science Under Scrutiny

Author : Scott O. Lilienfeld
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Psychological Science Under Scrutiny explores a range of contemporary challenges to the assumptions and methodologies of psychology, in order to encourage debate and ground the discipline in solid science. Discusses the pointed challenges posed by critics to the field of psychological research, which have given pause to psychological researchers across a broad spectrum of sub-fields Argues that those conducting psychological research need to fundamentally change the way they think about data and results, in order to ensure that psychology has a firm basis in empirical science Places the recent challenges discussed into a broad historical and conceptual perspective, and considers their implications for the future of psychological methodology and research Challenges discussed include confirmation bias, the effects of grant pressure, false-positive findings, overestimating the efficacy of medications, and high correlations in functional brain imaging Chapters are authored by internationally recognized experts in their fields, and are written with a minimum of specialized terminology to ensure accessibility to students and lay readers