The field of psychology has changed dramatically over time. As our knowledge has grown, treatment of individuals and groups has improved. Review your materials from previous classes and locate additional resources as necessary. Choose one aspect of the field in which there has been an improvement and discuss the change(s). Some areas to consider are:
- Changes in what is considered a mental disorder
- Changes in treatment for individuals with psychological illness
- Changes in research practices
- Changes in common educational or organizational practices
Next, answer the following question: In what way(s) can we still improve in this area?