Sad… how accurate are introductory psychology textbooks? #urbanmyths

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Long live Twitter as sometimes it can be a source of pretty depressing studies, like this tweet:

It’s good that some myths aren’t covered, but that still many myths persist in introductory textbooks is a call to action.

This study is a nice follow up to the teacher training report earlier this year, do check the abstract:

The introductory psychology class represents the first opportunity for the field to present new students with a comprehensive overview of psychological research. Writing introductory psychology textbooks is challenging given that authors need to cover many areas they themselves may not be intimately familiar with. This challenge is compounded by problems within the scholarly community in which controversial topics may be communicated in ideological terms within scholarly discourse. Psychological science…

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