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Popular psychology refers to systems and practices that claim to be connected with scientific psychology and that have gained popularity among a wide range of people. For example, NLP, socionics, and transactional analysis. Popular psychology is designed to translate scientific findings known to a professional minority into the language of the non-professional majority, whereas pop psychology has a commercial character and promotes a negative attitude towards popular psychology among many professional psychologists. 


The main hallmarks of pop psychology are:

Simple language understood by the general public.Lack of verification and critical stance on theories.Virtually unlimited scope of application.Pop psychology relies primarily on the author’s life experience and sometimes on a simplified interpretation of scientific data.Ready-made unambiguous answers to psychological problems in the form of prescriptions.The absence of a boundary between scientific and unscientific knowledge.

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