Myths and misconceptions

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Portfolio Activity

Before you read any further, take a few moments to write a brief definition of Psychology, as you understand it now, in your portfolio. Keep your definition short, no more than 2-3 sentences. As you progress through this unit you will have the opportunity to broaden and develop your working definition of Psychology. This initial statement will be useful as a baseline for this process.

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What does "everybody know" about Psychology?

Complete the following poll: Psychology Myths and Misconceptions (Suggest using a wiki poll here Delete this note and replace with this link if you accept the recommendation: poll - see my comment on the talk page --Mackiwg 04:21, 12 February 2013 (UTC).). The poll consists of ten statements. For each statement you can vote whether you think it is TRUE or FALSE. Think about where you have encountered each statement before. Have you:

  • heard someone say it is true?
  • read it, or seen it somewhere?
  • accepted it as "generally true" - and, if so, why?

After you have voted, click on 'View results' to see how your answers compare with those given by other survey respondents.