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Pop Psychology 101

Myth & Fact

Separating Fact from Fiction

Pop psychology refers to the popularization and oversimplification of psychological concepts within mainstream culture. It often presents simplified explanations for complex psychological issues, catering to the general public's desire for quick-fix solutions. However, these simplified explanations often perpetuate misconceptions and misunderstandings about common psychological issues.

The definition of pop psychology



"theories and advice about people's behavior that are easily understood and intended to help people improve their lives"

Definition of pop psychology from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press

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