Popular Psychology: An Encyclopedia

Popular Psychology: An Encyclopedia

by Luis A. Cordon

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Overview

A lot of what is marketed to the public as psychology is actually quite unscientific. Self-help books, TV specials, and articles in the popular press all serve to obscure the true intellectual and scientific premises on which the field of psychology is based. At the same time, the serious work of the great psychological thinkers and schools of psychological thought is lost to the average person. To counteract the tide of misinformation about what psychology really is, this book provides a concise guide for anyone seeking to understand this discipline's true scientific nature. High school and college students, as well as the interested lay reader, will want to consult this work to understand what is good in the popular presentation of psychology and what is unworthy of serious attention.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313062766
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/30/2005
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Luis A. Cordón is Associate Professor and Chairperson, Psychology, Eastern Connecticut University, Willimantic. He has published in the Journal of Research and Development in Education and the Journal of Educational Psychology.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

List of Entries

Guide to Related Topics

Encyclopedia of Popular Psychology

Bibliography

Index

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