50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology

A short review that I read today led me to the book “50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology”. It has a subtitle of “Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior”.

Here are 3 samples.

Myth # 1: Most people use only 10% of their brain power.

Myth # 2: It’s better to express anger than to hold it in

Myth # 3: Low Self-Esteem is a Major Cause of Psychological Problems

Here is part of a review of the book.

After reading the editorial reviews on this book, I decided to purchase a copy. It is a treasure trove of examples of behavior and myths that we believe to be true – but are actually false. Written by psychologists and based on science, this book describes the most common myths that people hold about a variety of human experiences. For example, does handwriting reveal your personality? Does playing Mozart to infants boost their intelligence? Do opposites attract? Is the polygraph really an accurate means of detecting dishonesty? If you think the answer to any of these questions, is “yes,” you need to read this book.

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