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ERIC Number: EJ1180347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0965-948X
Implications of the Coverage of the "DSM-5" in Textbooks on Learning and Teaching of Psychology within Higher Education
Bender, Sara; Stokes, Amanda; Gaspaire, Shawn
Psychology Teaching Review, v24 n1 p53-58 2018
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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