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50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology

by Scott O. Lilienfeld Steven Jay Lynn John Ruscio Barry L. Beyerstein

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

Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding

by Scott O. Lilienfeld Nancy J. Woolf Laura L. Namy Steven Jay Lynn

Lilienfeld provides the framework that students need to go from inquiry to understanding. By encouraging students to question, and teaching students how to test their assumptions, Lilienfeld motivates students to use scientific thinking skills to better understand the complex world of psychology.

Psychology From Inquiry to Understanding, Third Edition

by Scott O. Lilienfeld Nancy J. Woolf Laura L. Namy Steven Jay Lynn

Provides students with the tools they need to go from inquiry to understanding.<P> Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding, 3/e provides the framework students need to go from inquiry to understanding by continuously modeling the application of the six key principles of scientific thinking. The text teaches students how to test their assumptions, and motivates them to use scientific thinking skills to better understand the field of psychology and the world around them.<P> MyPsychLab is an integral part of the Lilienfeld / Lynn / Namy / Woolf program. Key learning applications include writing assessment, MyPsychLab video series, and simulations.<P> This text is available in a variety of formats - digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson's MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more.<P> Teaching & Learning Experience<P> This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience -- for you and your students. Here's how:<P> * Personalize Learning - MyPsychLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance.<P> * Improve Critical Thinking - Numbered learning objectives and section summaries help readers build critical thinking and study skills.<P> * Engage Students - Visual activities, such as labeling of figures and completion of summary tables, help students review key concepts.<P> * Explore Research - "Apply Your Scientific Thinking Skills" questions are tied to outside research assignments.<P> * Support Instructors - Support Instructors--A full set of supplements, including MyPsychLab, provides instructors with all the resources and support they need.<P>

Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology, Second Edition

by Carol Tavris Scott O. Lilienfeld Steven Jay Lynn Jeffrey M. Lohr

This valued resource helps practitioners and students evaluate the merits of popular yet controversial practices in clinical psychology and allied fields, and base treatment decisions on the best available research. Leading authorities review widely used therapies for a range of child, adolescent, and adult disorders, differentiating between those that can stand up to the rigors of science and those that cannot. Questionable assessment and diagnostic techniques and self-help models are also examined. The volume provides essential skills for thinking critically as a practitioner, evaluating the validity of scientific claims, and steering clear of treatments that are ineffective or even harmful. New to This Edition *Reflects the significant growth of evidence-based practices in the last decade. *Updated throughout with the latest treatment research. *Chapter on attachment therapy. *Chapter on controversial interventions for child and adolescent antisocial behavior. *Addresses changes in DSM-5.

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