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Why It's Important to Tackle Brain Myths Head On


Psychology Today -- Patricia Kowalski and Annette Taylor of the University of San Diego invited 65 introductory psychology undergrads to rate their agreement with 45 popular psychology and neuroscience misconceptions (e.g. “someone with schizophrenia has a split personality”), embedded among 55 less problematic facts about psychology (e.g., “psychology is defined as the science of behaviour and mental processes”). (Full Story)


Patricia Kowalski, PhD, is an associate professor in USD's Department of Psychological Sciences and Annette Taylor, PhD, is a professor in the same department. 

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