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Misconceptions about psychology – we can not read your mind!

When I tell people I studied Psychology, their first response is generally “so can you tell what I’m thinking?”. Psychology does not mean I’m a mind reader, it does not mean that I can tell what you’re like just by looking at you, and it does not mean that I’m studying every person that I walk past!

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Misconceptions about psychology: dreams, lie detectors & hypnosis

In Psychology there are many interesting theories and pieces of research that have been conducted to understand the human mind and behaviour. However, sometimes these can be overemphasised and end up as myths. But exactly what is fact and what is fiction?