Abnormal Psychology

Throughout this course, you have had many opportunities to post an initial response to a Discussion topic as well as to respond to your classmate’s responses. After you have completed the Reading and lecture notes, post your initial response to the following Discussion. Your post should be at least 200–250 words in length and should extend the discussion of the group supported by your course materials and/or other appropriate resources.

Knowledge of abnormal psychology is valuable to all students, no matter what your field of study, and this knowledge will help you both personally and professionally throughout your lives. If you are in the field of business, you may have employees or coworkers who may experience depression or anxiety. In the field of criminal justice, this knowledge will help you understand how criminal behavior develops. In the paralegal profession, many cases that you will be involved with may involve people who have one or another psychological disorder. Thus, your understanding of this field and knowledge will help you in virtually every profession.

Throughout the final week of the term, please discuss the questions below. Be sure to comment on your classmates’ answers and engage each other in constructive dialogue.

Practical Application

How has this course changed your view of the field of abnormal psychology? What practical application may this material have in the career of your choice? How might this knowledge help you personally?

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