Directions: Provide detailed and elaborate responses to the questions below. Your responses should include examples from the reading assignments and discuss how the concepts are applied in modern psychology. Your responses to each question should be at least one half of one page in length and include a minimum of two references.
1.What are some of the difficulties involved in attempting to define abnormal behavior?
2.What is the DSM and how does it define “mental disorder?”
3.Describe the emergence of the contemporary views of abnormal behavior, including biological discoveries and brain pathology.
4.Describe sampling and generalization, internal and external validity, criterion and comparison groups.
5.Describe the Cognitive Behavioral perspective and provide an example of how the approach may be utilized in a fictional scenario.
6. What are your thoughts about how what we have viewed as ‘abnormal’ and how it has changed over the past 100 years. How may it be different in the future? Any thoughts?
Review the Web resources in the lecture notes.
Select at least three websites that you consider valuable. In a document that is at least one page in length, provide the following information.
1.Describe the site and its purpose.
2.How does it demonstrate credibility?
3.Explain how the information provided on the site may be beneficial to students and professionals.