Pseudo-psychology: Definition & Examples

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The term pseudo means:

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1. Unlike the science of psychology, pseudo-psychology:

2. Astrology is an example of:

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand what pseudo-psychology is and the different studies that fall under this field. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of what pseudo and astrology mean.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Pseudo
  • Characteristics of pseudo-psychology
  • Astrology
  • Evidence of pseudo-psychology
  • Physician-prescribed medication

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related pseudo-psychology lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of pseudo-psychology
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the type of evidence pseudo-psychology has

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to pseudo-psychology, read through the brief lesson on Pseudo-Psychology: Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what astrologists are and what they do
  • Identify the methods used by astrologists and psychics and the problems with these methods
  • Distinguish differences between pseudo-psychology and scientific psychology
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