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By Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, John Ruscio, Barry L. Beyerstein

50 nice Myths of renowned Psychology makes use of well known myths as a car for assisting scholars and laypersons to differentiate technology from pseudoscience.

  • Uses universal myths as a automobile for exploring the right way to distinguish real from fictional claims in renowned psychology
  • Explores subject matters that readers will relate to, yet frequently misunderstand, equivalent to 'opposites attract', 'people use simply 10% in their brains', and 'handwriting finds your personality'
  • Provides a 'mythbusting kit' for comparing people psychology claims in lifestyle
  • Teaches crucial serious pondering talents via particular discussions of every fable
  • Includes over two hundred extra mental myths for readers to explore
  • Contains an Appendix of priceless websites for interpreting mental myths
  • Features a postscript of exceptional mental findings that sound like myths yet which are actual
  • Engaging and available writing type that appeals to scholars and lay readers alike
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    Further Reading There is, unfortunately, very little in English on Apollodorus that is aimed at or accessible to the general reader. They are: J. G. Frazer (ed. , Loeb Classical Library (Harvard University Press: Oxford/New York, 1921). Introduction to Apollodorus’ Bibliotheke (Library) xli K. ), The Library of Greek Mythology (Coronado Press: Lawrence, 1975). M. ), Gods and Heroes of the Greeks:The Library of Apollodorus (University of Massachusetts: Amherst, 1976). R. ), The Library of Greek Mythology (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 1997).

    The accepted dates of these authors sometimes become fixed by scholarly consensus and the accumulation of circumstantial evidence, but smoking guns are rare and even so tentative a statement on our part as “probably first century AD” is to be taken as a best guess. Anything else said about Apollodorus is pure speculation. For example, that he ignores Rome and the Romans has been used to argue for a particular date (the second century AD, when the Greeks were supposedly ignoring the Romans in their literature more than they did earlier and later) and a particular geographic origin (the eastern Mediterranean, which accounts for the lack of interest in myths about Italy).

    These are not the only two alternatives, merely the end points on a continuum, and just about any intermediary position can be imagined (and has probably been proposed by a modern scholar). The stories told (or sometimes purportedly told—just as in modern times, mistakes are made and then passed on) in Homer, Hesiod, the tragedians, and a host of other literary authors had been collected countless times before, and the earlier mythographers’ views had been rolled into this mix, so that Hesiod and Acousilaos, despite their very different natures, could be treated equally as sources (cf.

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