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Every psychology student knows the stories of Phineas Gage and Kitty Genovese. Or rather, every psychology student thinks they know these stories. Actually, the standard versions of the stories are myths, that have been repeatedly debunked but which persist, because the mythical version is more attention grabbing, gives a simpler take home message, and talks to psychology’s power to identify and address real world problems. There’s a nice article here that yet again tries to debunk the myths, emphasising the need to think critically about claims in psychology:


Written by daijones

September 17, 2012 at 4:53 am

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