Popular psychological myths: A comparison of students’ beliefs across the psychology major

Catherine M Gaze


The present study investigates the frequency and confidence with which college students endorse popular psychological myths, contrasting introductory psychology students (at the beginning and end of the course) with upper-level psychology majors and students who have never taken Introduction to Psychology. Implications for the teaching of psychology will be discussed.


pedagogy; myths; misconceptions; psychology major; introductory psychology;

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14434/josotl.v14i2.3931

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