Psychobabble and Biobunk

Reihe
Prentice Hall
Autor
Carol Tavris  
Verlag
Pearson
Einband
Softcover
Auflage
3
Sprache
Englisch
Seiten
112
Erschienen
Oktober 2010
ISBN13
9780205015917
ISBN
0205015913
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Description

This revised and updated handbook features a selection of essay-style book reviews by Carol Tavris, written for the Times Literary Supplement, The Chronicle of Higher Education, American Scientist, and The New York Times Book Review. These reviews apply psychological research and principles of scientific thinking to ideas presented in the books. They aim to show how critical thinking can help people assess arguments promoted in the popular culture, and how to separate those that are scientifically sound from those based on “psychobabble”-pop-psych notions dressed up in fancy, sciency-sounding language. These essays may be used to encourage debate in the classroom or as a basis for student papers. Students can be asked to write or present their own points of view on a topic, drawing on other research and the guidelines of critical thinking (defined and described in a prefatory “Note to the Reader”) to support their conclusions. Although these reviews can be used in many social science and composition courses, the topics covered and the critical-thinking guidelines that apply to them correspond to specific material in Carole Wade and Carol Tavris's Psychology and Invitation to Psychology.

Features

This handbook features a selection of essay-style book reviews by Carol Tavris, written for the Times Literary Supplement, The Chronicle of Higher Education, American Scientist, and The New York Times Book Review.

    These reviews apply psychological research and principles of scientific thinking.

    They aim to show how critical thinking can help people assess arguments promoted in the popular culture, and how to separate those that are scientifically sound from those based on “psychobabble”-pop-psych notions dressed up in fancy, sciency-sounding language.

New to this Edition

Why Do You Need this New Edition?

If you're wondering why you should buy this new edition of

PSYCHOBABBLE AND BIOBUNK

Using Psychological Science to Think Critically

About Popular Psychology,

Here are 21 good reasons!

 

          This third edition of Psychobabble and Biobunk contains twenty completely new essays and book reviews. The review of The Nurture Assumption has been retained from the previous edition to round out the “Personality, Motivation, and Development” section. The essays and book reviews presented here are:

Thinking Critically-and Why We Often Don't

1.  “Why won't they admit they're wrong? And other skeptics' mysteries” byCarol Tavris and Elliot Aronson

 

Personality, Motivation, and Development

2. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell   

3.  Men to Boys: The making of modern immaturity, by Gary Cross

4.  Understanding Attachment, by Jean Mercer   

5.  Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection, by Deborah Blum

6.  Happiness: Lessons from a new science, by Richard Layard; Making Happy People: The nature of  happiness and its origins in childhood, by Paul Martin; and Going Sane, by Adam Phillips 

7.  Bright-Sided: How the relentless promotion of positive thinking has undermined Americaby Barbara Ehrenreich  

8.  The Nurture Assumption, by Judith Rich Harris  9.  Personality, by Daniel Nettle  10.  “Are Girls As Mean As They Say They Are?” (review essay)   Psychotherapy and the Scientist-Practitioner Gap 11.  The Body Never Lies, by Alice Miller  

            12.  Into the Minds of Madmen, by Don DeNevi & John Campbell 

13.  Remembering Trauma, by Richard McNally and Out of the Dark, by Linda Caine & Robin Royston 

14.  In Therapy We Trust, by Eva Moskowitz 

15.  Prisoners of Hate, by Aaron T. Beck 

16.  Making Us Crazy: DSM-The psychiatric bible and the creation of mental disorders,

by Herb Kutchins and Stuart A. Kirk 

17.  Of Two Minds: The growing disorder in American psychiatry, by T. M. Luhrmann

 

Research Methods and Social Issues

18.  The Hungry Gene, by Ellen Ruppel Shell  

19.  The Genius Factory, by David Plotz  

20.  Rape: A history from 1860 to the present, by Joanna Bourke 

21.  Sex and the Psyche, by Brett Kahr 

Table of Contents

Thinking Critically-and Why We Often Don't

1.  “Why won't they admit they're wrong? And other skeptics' mysteries” by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson  

 

Personality, Motivation, and Development

2. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell  

3.  Men to Boys: The making of modern immaturity, by Gary Cross

4.  Understanding Attachment, by Jean Mercer

5.  Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection, by Deborah Blum

6.  Happiness: Lessons from a new science, by Richard Layard; Making Happy People: The nature of  happiness and its origins in childhood, by Paul Martin; and Going Sane, by Adam Phillips 

7.  Bright-Sided: How the relentless promotion of positive thinking has undermined America,by Barbara Ehrenreich 

8.  The Nurture Assumption, by Judith Rich Harris

9.  Personality, by Daniel Nettle

10.  “Are Girls As Mean As They Say They Are?” (review essay)  

 

Psychotherapy and the Scientist-Practitioner Gap

11.  The Body Never Lies, by Alice Miller

12.  Into the Minds of Madmen, by Don DeNevi & John Campbell

13.  Remembering Trauma, by Richard McNally 

14.  In Therapy We Trust, by Eva Moskowitz 

15.  Prisoners of Hate, by Aaron T. Beck 

16.  Making Us Crazy: DSM-The psychiatric bible and the creation of mental disorders,

by Herb Kutchins and Stuart A. Kirk 

17.  Of Two Minds: The growing disorder in American psychiatry, by T. M. Luhrmann

 

Research Methods and Social Issues

18.  The Hungry Gene, by Ellen Ruppel Shell  

19.  The Genius Factory, by David Plotz  

20.  Rape: A history from 1860 to the present, by Joanna Bourke

21.  Sex and the Psyche, by Brett Kahr

Back Cover

This revised and updated handbook features a selection of essay-style book reviews by Carol Tavris, written for the Times Literary Supplement, The Chronicle of Higher Education, American Scientist, and The New York Times Book Review. These reviews apply psychological research and principles of scientific thinking to ideas presented in the books. They aim to show how critical thinking can help people assess arguments promoted in the popular culture, and how to separate those that are scientifically sound from those based on “psychobabble”-pop-psych notions dressed up in fancy, sciency-sounding language. These essays may be used to encourage debate in the classroom or as a basis for student papers. Students can be asked to write or present their own points of view on a topic, drawing on other research and the guidelines of critical thinking (defined and described in a prefatory “Note to the Reader”) to support their conclusions. Although these reviews can be used in many social science and composition courses, the topics covered and the critical-thinking guidelines that apply to them correspond to specific material in Carole Wade and Carol Tavris's Psychology and Invitation to Psychology.

Author

Carol Tavris earned her Ph.D. in the interdisciplinary program in social psychology at the University of Michigan, and as a writer and lecturer she has sought to educate the public about the importance of critical and scientific thinking in psychology. In addition to this text, she and Carole Wade have written Psychology; Psychology in Perspective; and The Longest War: Sex Differences in Perspective. Dr. Tavris is also coauthor, with Elliot Aronson, of Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts; and author of The Mismeasure of Woman and Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion. She has written on psychological topics for a wide variety of magazines, journals, edited books, and newspapers, some of which have been collected in Psychobabble and Biobunk: Using psychological science to think critically about popular psychology. Dr. Tavris lectures widely on topics involving science vs. pseudoscience in psychology and psychiatry, on writing about science for the public, and many other subjects of contemporary interest. She has taught in the psychology department at UCLA and at the Human Relations Center of the New School for Social Research in New York. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a charter Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science; a member of the editorial board of the APS journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest; and a member of the international advisory board of the Institute for Science and Human Values.