This Video Clears Up 10 Popular Misconceptions About Psychology

The world of psychology can be extensive. Because of that, a lot of things can be unclear. This video will help clear your mind of all the myths and old wives' tales.

On the Mental Floss YouTube channel, Elliott Morgan explains 10 of the major psychology misconceptions plaguing the internet and beyond. You'll learn things like the fact that opposites don't usually attract (so look for people with similar values as you), therapists probably won't probe you about your dreams, forcing your child to learn to play an instrument won't guarantee that they will be smarter, subliminal messaging won't make you want a product you didn't already want, and that psychiatrists are not the same thing as psychologists. Psychology is an important field of study when it comes to our well-being, but it can only help us when we separate fact from fiction.

Misconceptions about Psychology [YouTube]


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