Much published psychological research has been conducted in North America, which has influenced tools such as the DSM-5. Knowing what you know about generalizability of scientific data and different cultural and religious values and norms, discuss the following:

  1. Are the diagnostic criteria developed by Western countries valid for use in other countries?
  2. Describe an example of a disorder with far higher prevalence rates in the United States and Europe when compared to Asian and African countries (or vice versa). How could this impact diagnoses and efficacy of treatment?
  3. What can or should be done to improve the validity and generalizability of Western findings and tools?
  • 15/04/2017
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