A Comparative Analysis of Popular vs Scholarly Psychology Books | Debra Lynne Katz

Many academic psychologists hold negative and stereotypical views about popular psychology books, even though there have been few formal, methodological investigations into these materials to understand their content, construction, purposes, or orientations, or their author’s credentials. (Campbell, 2017). This dissertation explored the subject of the popularization of psychology. It sought to determine whether the current delineations between scholarly and popular materials are as clear cut as those making such delineations seem to suggest, or if an alternative model of the relation between academic and popular psychology literature could be offered.

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Published on August 5, 2023