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In this unit we look at the criteria for determining what abnormal behavior is. Reread the criteria in Chapter 1 that we use to determine if behavior is abnormal. Next look at the following readings about culture and mental health.

Revisiting the Mutual Embeddedness
Sam, D. L., & Moreira, V. (2012). Revisiting the mutual embeddedness of culture and mentaliIllness. Online Readings in Psychology and Culture, 10(2).

Culture Counts
Office of the Surgeon General. (2001) Chapter 2: Culture counts: The influence of culture and society on mental illness. Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity. 

Reflect on the chapter in terms of the criteria, identifying at least one specific issue related to identifying abnormal behavior. What did you learn from reading these articles that you cannot previously contemplated?