29 Jan psychology
answer: 3. Discuss the “popular” image of psychology from the perspective of your own observations as well as from those noted by Benjamin (1986), and from things we talked about in class. Address the following questions: (a) Do the media present psychology more as a science or more as a form of common sense? (b) Do the media present the diverse fields of psychology or only a few? (If only a few, which are overrepresented and which are underrepresented?) (c) Do the media rely more on psychologists or self-proclaimed experts for information? (d) Do the media present psychological information more in a sober manner or in a sensationalistic manner?