Do you think that diversity within the field of psychology should be considered a strength or weakness of the discipline? Explain your answer.
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Diversity, in any area of life including psychology, is a strength mainly because it exposes people to different types of people, which allows one to overcome biases, prejudices, discrimination, etc... Partly for this reason, psychology tries to approach life from a multicultural perspective instead of the traditional cross-cultural approach. In the past, "theories and research in psychology traditionally have been assumed to be universal-one size fits all" Hall, 2010, p. 3). Multicultural research, on the other hand, realizes that not all cultures are the same, and that applying traditional ...
Multicultural psychology is clearly explored. A reference is also provided to further validate the findings.