The Everlasting Myths of Gage & Genovese

The September 2012 issue of gradPSYCH magazine, published by the American Psychological Association, features an article entitled Psychology’s Tall Tales. The article describes two of the most persistent myths in psychology; those of Phineas Gage and Kitty Genovese (right). The true stories of what happened to Gage and Genovese have been discussed on AHP previously … Continue reading The Everlasting Myths of Gage & Genovese

The Cognitive Revolution (Myths, Part 2)

Previously on AHP: Chris Green critiqued an essay by Christian Jarrett (pictured right), published as a journalistic feature in the latest issue of The Psychologist, 21(9). In this essay, Jarrett outlines — and purports to debunk — several myths in the history of psychology. Among the examinations of apocrypha surrounding Kitty Genovese and Little Albert … Continue reading The Cognitive Revolution (Myths, Part 2)

“The Psychologist” on Scientific Myths

The British Psychological Society’s flagship journal, The Psychologist, has published two items related to the history of psychology in its latest issue, and it has kindly made them freely available on its website. The first is an article by Australian psychologist Malcolm Macmillan on the mythology surrounding the case of Phineas Gage, the Vermont railroad … Continue reading “The Psychologist” on Scientific Myths