Psychobabble and Biobunk: Using Psychology to Think Critically about Issues in the News
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Psychobabble and Biobunk: Using Psychology to Think Critically about Issues in the News

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A supplementary text for courses in psychology, sociology, speech, political science, English composition, and other disciplines. This handbook features a selection of opinion essays and book reviews by Carol Tavris, written for The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Scientific American, and other publications. These essays, which apply psychological research and princ...more
Paperback, 107 pages
Published July 25th 2000 by Prentice Hall (first published January 28th 1997)
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Charles
I tend to hold books that profess to expose poor thinking to a higher standard than most other books. On this level, Psychobabble and Biobunk had its problems. There are a few places where the author overstates her case to make a point, but in the very act of doing so engages in psychobabble, as when she says specifically that there is "zero" correlation between personality traits of adoptive children and the adoptive parent..."if home environment had a strong influence." She surely knows that "...more
Fred
Carol Tavris is a smart and engaging writer, but this collection of essays – book reviews, actually – is too scatter-shot, despite being broken down into four loosely connected sections, and moreover too dated to really be of great lasting value. Some of the titles she references or critiques are of interest, particularly to those already with an interest in psychotherapy and related fields, and she delves into some genuinely intriguing topics, like the FBI’s behavioral science unit or the so-ca...more
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Carol Tavris earned her Ph.D. in the interdisciplinary program in social psychology at the University of Michigan, and ever since has sought to bring research from the many fields of psychology to the public. She is author of The Mismeasure of Woman, which won the Distinguished Media Contribution Award from the American Association from Applied and Preventive Psychology, and the Heritage Publicati...more
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