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Poster

The Vacuity of Positive Thinking: a Century of Pop Psychology

Teaching Institute Poster Session - Board: TI- 035
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Back Bay Ballroom

Luis A. Cordon
Eastern Connecticut State University

Students may have little experience distinguishing between pop psychology and the work of psychological scientists. One productive approach to making the advantages of one group over the other clearer is to actually review the history of pop psychology, establishing that throughout, it has mostly focused on one poorly-supported idea.

 
Subject Area: Teaching Institute
Keywords: History of Psychology

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