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Missuppfattningar om psykologi bland de som borde veta: sambandet mellan Öppenhet för intellekt och psykologisk (o)kunskap
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Psychology and organization studies.
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Psychology and organization studies.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Psychological misconceptions among those who should know (English)
Abstract [sv]

Forskning har visat att det finns en rad olika missuppfattningar inom det psykologiska kunskapsområdet. Syftet med vår studie var att undersöka sambandet mellan personlighet och missuppfattningar om psykologi, samt eventuella skillnader mellan två grupper med olika grader av psykologi-innehåll i sin utbildning; personalvetarstudenter och psykologstudenter (N = 65). Studien genomfördes genom en enkät vilken bestod av; Femfaktormodellen (IPIP-120) och Test av missuppfattningar om psykologi (TMP). Vår studie visade att personlighetsegenskapen Öppenhet för intellekt var signifikant negativt korrelerad med individers missuppfattningar om psykologi. Detta innebär att de som hade lägre Öppenhet för intellekt hade fler missuppfattningar om psykologi. Resultatet visade att personalvetarstudenter hade lägre Öppenhet för intellekt och fler missuppfattningar om psykologi än psykologstudenter. Resultaten visade att Öppenhet för intellekt kan förklara individens missuppfattningar om psykologi med 28%, vilket anses vara en stark effekt.

Abstract [en]

Research has shown that there are a number of misconceptions in the psychological field of knowledge. The aim of our study was to examine the relationship between personality and misconceptions about psychology, and contingent differences between two groups with different amounts of psychology courses in their education; human resource management students and psychologist students (N = 65). The study was performed by a questionnaire consisting of Five- Factor model of personality (IPIP-120) and Test of misconceptions about psychology (TMP). Our study showed that the personality characteristic Openness to intellect was significantly negatively correlated with individuals' misconceptions about psychology. This means that those who had lower Openness to intellect had more misconceptions about psychology. The results also showed that human resource management students had lower Openness to intellect and more misconceptions about psychology than psychology students. The results showed that the Openness to intellect alone may explain individual misconceptions about psychology by 28%, which is considered a large effect.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 15 p.
Keyword [en]
misconceptions about psychology, Test of misconceptions about psychology (TMP), Openness to intellect, psychology students
Keyword [sv]
missuppfattningar om psykologi, Test av missuppfattningar om psykologi (TMP), Öppenhet för intellekt, psykologistudenter
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9588Local ID: EXM500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-9588DiVA: diva2:948956
Subject / course
Psychology
Educational program
Personalvetarprogrammet
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Available from: 2016-08-12 Created: 2016-07-14 Last updated: 2016-08-12Bibliographically approved

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