Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Psychology Today's List of "Best-Kept Secrets"

I enjoyed reading this list of "best kept secrets" in psychology, but I question the title. These don't seem like "secrets" to me, but a decent list of "summaries" of bodies of research that may not be obvious or intuitive? These are the issues I'd like to talk about in any discussion about whether or not psychology is "common sense" or obvious.

This list could be the start of a discussion toward the end of the year (maybe after the exam for AP classes?). Students could discuss the validity of these conclusions, what research exists or would need to be done to justify these conclusions, and even add to the list. Based on what they learned this year/semester, what overall conclusions would THEY add to the list?

posted by Rob McEntarffer

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