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Attitudes towards psychology as a science and the persistence of psychological misconceptions in psychology undergraduates
Lyddy, Fiona; Hughes, Sean
Internationally, curricular guidelines for psychology recognise the scientific nature of the discipline, a position that is sometimes at odds with students’ expectations and interests. Students’ appreciation of psychology as a science increases with experience of the subject. However, students bring to the study of psychology a range of popular psychological misconceptions that often remain intact through their studies. The study described in this chapter examined endorsement of psychology-related misconceptions and anti-scientific views in students at different stages in their degree studies, as well as attitude towards psychology as a science.
Keyword(s): Psychology; Attitudes towards psychology; psychological misconceptions; psychology undergraduates
Publication Date:
2012
Type: Book chapter
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Contributor(s): McCarthy, Sherri; Dickson, K. Laurie; Cranney, Jacquelyn; Trapp, Annie; Karandashev, Victor
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): Lyddy, Fiona and Hughes, Sean (2012) Attitudes towards psychology as a science and the persistence of psychological misconceptions in psychology undergraduates. In: Teaching Psychology around the World. Vol. 3. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 1-4438-3448-3
Publisher(s): Cambridge Scholars Publishing
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): http://eprints.maynoothuniversity.ie/4172/1/FL_Chapter_TwentyTwo.pdf
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