Myths and Realities: Behavioral Science
This issue is the first in a series of periodic articles on the yearlong theme of Myths and Realities. This week’s focus is on myths in psychology and myths on the nature of the brain — key topics in the core discipline of Behavioral Science.
- From the renowned British neuroscientist, Christian Jarrett, read 10 Ways Brain Myths are Harming Us.
- From Real Clear Science read the 10 Myths of Psychology – The Practitioner particular likes “Our Memory is Like a Recorder” and “Left Brained and Right Brained.”
- From About Psychology here are Five Myths about practicing psychology – check out Myth 2, “Psychology Is Just Common Sense.”
- For those with a more scholarly bent read “From Mythology to Psychology” from the European Journal of Psychology, which discusses myth as trust, myth as evidence, and myth as story.
- From Psychology Today – The Top 10 Psychology Myths. If you thought “denial” was bad, see Myth 8, “Denial is a bad way to cope with stress.”
Yours in Practice,