Using MS Word, answer the following questions in a minimum of 500 words total. Your document MUST be in MS Word (.doc or .docx extension) in order for your Instructor to be able to open it. Remember that the college provides you with free access to Office365 which includes MS Word. See your syllabus for more information on gaining access to Office365.

Formatting Requirements: You must use the APA Writing Style 7th edition. Please review the APA Formatting Resources folder for details about the APA style. This includes the Title Page (page 1), the response to the following directions (Page 2 through 3), Reference Page (last page of the report).

Please read the article “Raising Children with Poor School Performance: Parenting Styles and Short- and Long-Term Consequences for Adolescent and Adult Development”

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 After reading the above article, answer the following questions:

  • What did you find as the most surprising findings? Why were they surprising to you? (If you did not find anything surprising, please explain how this article confirmed/verified what you already knew or believed.)
  • Have you ever considered that the topics we discuss and research in Psychology might be biased to Western society in general (and American society specifically)? Why/Why not?
  • What can the mental health community do to make our research more inclusive of the diversity of the world and thus give us a better understanding of the spectrum aspect of most mental disorders?