Methodological Problems with the Academic Sources of Popular Psychology

Methodological Problems with the Academic Sources of Popular Psychology

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Methodological Problems with the Academic Sources of Popular Psychology: Context, Inference, and Measurementexamines the relationship between academic and popular psychology from a critical perspective with a focus on issues of methodology. The monograph traces the path from ideas in reputable popular psychology back to the original academic research tradition from which the claims were generated. It also addresses the conceptual and methodological controversies with respect to the original research typically ignored or played down in popular writing. This book covers a range of topics including the question of universal biases in judgment, resurgent notions of a€œfasta€ thinking and a cognitive unconscious, the psychology of happiness and other a€œpositivea€ psychologies, the effects of parenting on child outcomes, and more general issues related to psychological tests and measures. The methodological problems that emerge include problems with generalizing from specific experimental conditions, highly biased sampling, lack of replication of findings, lack of shared referents across subfields, even different authors, as well as confusion around basic statistical and mathematical issues. Methodological Problems with the Academic Sources of Popular Psychology: Context, Inference, and Measurementreviews these issues extensively, offering both a sense of the history and pervasiveness of these issues in the field itself and an opportunity to review and master these difficult ideas.To answer this we looked at Amazon.coma#39;s annual top 100 and the New York Times bestseller list from 2010 to 2014. ... include authors like Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Daniel Kahneman, Charles Duhigg, the APA publication manual, andanbsp;...


Title:Methodological Problems with the Academic Sources of Popular Psychology
Author: Robert Ausch
Publisher:Lexington Books - 2016-02-19
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