Lyddy, Fiona and Hughes, Sean
Attitudes towards psychology as a science and the persistence of psychological misconceptions in psychology undergraduates.
Teaching Psychology around the World. Vol. 3.
Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
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.
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