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Psychobabble and Biobunk: Using Psychological Science to Think Critically About Popular Psychology, 3rd Edition

By Carol Tavris

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 22, 2010

Table of Contents

Thinking Critically–and Why We Often Don’t

1.  “Why won’t they admit they’re wrong? And other skeptics’ mysteries” by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson  


Personality, Motivation, and Development

2. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell  

3.  Men to Boys: The making of modern immaturity, by Gary Cross

4.  Understanding Attachment, by Jean Mercer

5.  Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection, by Deborah Blum

6.  Happiness: Lessons from a new science, by Richard Layard; Making Happy People: The nature of  happiness and its origins in childhood, by Paul Martin; and Going Sane, by Adam Phillips 

7.  Bright-Sided: How the relentless promotion of positive thinking has undermined America,by Barbara Ehrenreich 

8.  The Nurture Assumption, by Judith Rich Harris

9.  Personality, by Daniel Nettle

10.  “Are Girls As Mean As They Say They Are?” (review essay)  


Psychotherapy and the Scientist-Practitioner Gap

11.  The Body Never Lies, by Alice Miller

12.  Into the Minds of Madmen, by Don DeNevi & John Campbell

13.  Remembering Trauma, by Richard McNally 

14.  In Therapy We Trust, by Eva Moskowitz 

15.  Prisoners of Hate, by Aaron T. Beck 

16.  Making Us Crazy: DSM–The psychiatric bible and the creation of mental disorders,

by Herb Kutchins and Stuart A. Kirk 

17.  Of Two Minds: The growing disorder in American psychiatry, by T. M. Luhrmann


Research Methods and Social Issues

18.  The Hungry Gene, by Ellen Ruppel Shell  

19.  The Genius Factory, by David Plotz  

20.  Rape: A history from 1860 to the present, by Joanna Bourke

21.  Sex and the Psyche, by Brett Kahr