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New Meetup: Book for August: 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology

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Sent on: Sunday, June 27, 2010 1:11 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Science and Philosophy Book Club Meetup!

What: Book for August: 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology

When: Thursday, August 26,[masked]:00 PM

Centre For Inquiry Ontario
216 Beverley Street (East of Spadina, South of College)
Toronto, ON M5T 1Z3
416-. [masked]

50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology

by Scott O. Lilienfeld et al. (p. 332)

In this illuminating volume aimed at general readers, beginning students of psychology, and mental health practitioners, Lilienfeld (psychology, Emory U.) et al. debunk 50 popular psychology myths, from the incorrect idea that people use only 10 percent of their brain to the idea that ulcers are caused by stress. Examples include myths that most people experience a mid-life crisis in their 40s or 50s; that intelligence tests are biased; that the lie detector test is accurate; that men and women communicate differently; and that abstinence is the only realistic treatment for alcoholics. For each myth, they discuss its prevalence, examples from psychology, origins, and research evidence, as well as what they know to be true about it. Two hundred and fifty other myths to explore are listed. No knowledge of psychology is needed.

Anyone can read the book and join in the discussion!

$4 suggested donation, FREE for CFI members

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