Attitudes towards psychology as a science and the persistence of psychological misconceptions in psychology undergraduates


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

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Attitudes towards psychology; psychological misconceptions; psychology undergraduates;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
Item ID: 4172
Depositing User: Fiona Lyddy
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2013 10:50
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Refereed: Yes
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