Everyone likes to pretend they know things about psychology. Unfortunately, most of what you hear is total crap, a psychology student writes for Cracked. Some top offenders:
- Let Your Anger Out, You’ll Feel Better: Actually, you’ll just want to be more angry. “Lashing out to control your anger is like drinking to control your urge to drink.”
- Believe In Yourself, and You’ll Succeed!: Kids should have self-esteem because they've succeeded; studies show that kids with inflated self-esteem get aggressive when challenged.
- That Homophobe’s Probably Secretly Gay: Roughly half the population thinks homosexuality is morally wrong, and they ain’t all gay.
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