Do Graduate Students Really Think Straight About Weird Things?

I’m Sean Hughes from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and I presented my research at the APS 23rd Annual Convention in Washington, DC.

Students come to the study of psychology equipped with a range of misconceptions. Unless they are directly targeted for correction, students often leave with many of these erroneous beliefs intact. We tested 550 graduate psychology students to see if they could distinguish psychological fact from fiction.

Teaching Institute Poster Session – Board: – 024
Thursday, May 26, 2011, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Sean Hughes
National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Fiona Lyddy
National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Kristin Dukes
Tufts University

Carmel Gabriel
University of California, Davis

Haylie Gomez
University of Texas, Arlington

Robin Kaplan
University of California, Irvine

Austin Lee Nichols
University of Florida

Amy-Jo Lynch
University of Kent, United Kingdom

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