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dc.contributor.authorLilienfeld, SO
dc.contributor.authorSauvigne, KC
dc.contributor.authorLynn, SJ
dc.contributor.authorCautin, RL
dc.contributor.authorLatzman, RD
dc.contributor.authorWaldman, ID
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-21T03:33:14Z
dc.date.available2020-12-21T03:33:14Z
dc.date.issued2015-08-03
dc.identifier.citationLilienfeld, S. O., Sauvigne, K. C., Lynn, S. J., Cautin, R. L., Latzman, R. D. & Waldman, I. D. (2015). Fifty psychological and psychiatric terms to avoid: a list of inaccurate, misleading, misused, ambiguous, and logically confused words and phrases. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 6, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01100.
dc.identifier.issn1664-1078
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/257254
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this article is to promote clear thinking and clear writing among students and teachers of psychological science by curbing terminological misinformation and confusion. To this end, we present a provisional list of 50 commonly used terms in psychology, psychiatry, and allied fields that should be avoided, or at most used sparingly and with explicit caveats. We provide corrective information for students, instructors, and researchers regarding these terms, which we organize for expository purposes into five categories: inaccurate or misleading terms, frequently misused terms, ambiguous terms, oxymorons, and pleonasms. For each term, we (a) explain why it is problematic, (b) delineate one or more examples of its misuse, and (c) when pertinent, offer recommendations for preferable terms. By being more judicious in their use of terminology, psychologists and psychiatrists can foster clearer thinking in their students and the field at large regarding mental phenomena.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherFRONTIERS MEDIA SA
dc.titleFifty psychological and psychiatric terms to avoid: a list of inaccurate, misleading, misused, ambiguous, and logically confused words and phrases
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01100
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne School of Psychological Sciences
melbourne.source.titleFrontiers in Psychology
melbourne.source.volume6
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1255230
melbourne.contributor.authorLilienfeld, Scott
dc.identifier.eissn1664-1078
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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