Implications of the Coverage of the "DSM-5" in Textbooks on Learning and Teaching of Psychology within Higher Education
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Many criticisms accompanied the development of the fifth edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual" ("DSM-5"), yet it was still released in 2013 and is used within clinical work throughout the United States. Despite on-going questions pertaining to its development and validity, many undergraduate psychology students view the "DSM-5" as the ultimate authority in diagnosis within the field of mental health. Current publication trends indicate that a focus on the "DSM-5" within college textbooks is limited in scope, which may have a profound influence on students' understanding of mental health conditions. Implications for the teaching of psychology within higher education are discussed.
Bender, S., Stokes, A., & Gaspaire, S. (2018). Implications of the Coverage of the "DSM-5" in Textbooks on Learning and Teaching of Psychology within Higher Education. Psychology Teaching Review, 24(1), 53-58.
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