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Ch 12 How To Think Straight About Psychology

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Connie Boudens

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Chapter 12: The Rodney Dangerfield of the sciences Psych has bad rep. bc of distorted ideas of famous psychologists Psych is related to paranormal by public, but real research is associated w other sciences ESP research isnt replicable, no one says you cant study it. This is why its not studied Psych. Discredits paranormal, but attacks itself bc ppl associate paranormal w psych. Self-help books further confuse ppl on psych methods, what is studied (not just abnormal) and are unscientific Public thinks we focus more on applied Psych research often credited to other disciplines Psych needs to do better job of informing public and evaluating psychotherapies Psychologists act unprofessionally, clinical
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