ERIC Number: ED481670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Media Influences on the Formation of Misconceptions about Psychology.
Taylor, Annette Kujawski; Kowalski, Patricia
In a series of studies over the past several years, the authors have examined the extent of psychological misconceptions, their strength, sources, and various factors that may contribute to reducing these, including individual differences. Generally, introductory psychology students come into the course with many popular misconceptions. These misconceptions most commonly originate primarily from media sources, personal past experiences, and from previous classes. This presentation provided details about specific sources about this years top 10 media-based misconceptions and concluded with some advice on an effective technique used in the classroom to dispel misconceptions. (GCP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (111th, Toronto, ON, Canada, August 7-10, 2003).