As seen in any Hulk movie, Bruce Banner is a pretty normal guy with one exception. When he builds up too much anger, Banner transforms into The Incredible Hulk, a Marvel superhero. The comic and movie are based off the popular myth that it’s better to express anger to others than to hold it […]
Jordan Belfort said in the Wolf of Wall Street, “Let me tell you something. There’s no nobility in poverty. I’ve been a poor man, and I’ve been a rich man. And I choose rich every time.” Many people think like this. People think that happiness is created by what you have. For instance, who wouldn’t […]
You heard it right, every single one of us is a superhero! Why? Because we all have superior brain power, using more than 10% of our brain every day! In actuality, this doesn’t make you a superhero. It makes you a normal human being. Many people believe that humans only use 10% of their brain […]
Why is it important to teach an Intro to Psychology course focused on psychological myths? Well, there are always myths to bust! Take for instance the current media focus on the Aurora, Colorado Theater shooter’s guilty verdict – are you surprised that a person who clearly has a mental illness did not get off? Don’t […]
Fall 2015. Popular delusions blog continues!
How often do you hear people talking about their relationship? Or how many relationships that you know of end in the statement, “we were so alike I thought he or she was perfect”? Many people believe that they want a significant other that is exactly opposite of them because if they are too similar they […]
The old rhyme “boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider; girls go to mars to get candy bars” is a silly saying. But, sometimes, people think of men and women as coming from two completely different worlds. There are even self-help books on the subject, such as, Men are from Mars, Women are from […]