Open-access publisher Frontiers in Psychology has recently published a list of 50 inaccurate psychological terms.
This extensive list of “misleading, misused, ambiguous, and logically confused words and phrases.” is full of commonly used, but not commonly understood terms.
Aimed at students and teachers in order to curb “terminological misinformation and confusion,” the list also provides corrective terms and information.
Breaking down misconceptions into sections such as “Frequently Misused Terms”, Inaccurate or Misleading Terms”, and “Oxymorons”, the list tackles commonly used terms such as “Autism epidemic”, “Bystander Apathy”, and “Closure.”
It’s a comprehensive and highly technical list, but utterly fascinating.
Fifty psychological and psychiatric terms to avoid [via Frontiers in Psychology]