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Chapter 14: Psychological Disorders Textbook Quiz for Psych 1020

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  • Chapter 14: Psychological Disorders

    Question 1 of 10

    1

    Comorbidity refers to circumstances in which an individual

    Select one of the following:

    • Cannot be accurately diagnosed using DSM-IV-TR.

    • Has a neurotic disorder that cannot be easily cured.

    • Has a psychotic disorder that includes a fear of death.

    • Experiences more than one psychological disorder at the same time.

    Explanation

    Question 2 of 10

    1

    Professor Hexter believes that unconscious conflicts often cause psychological disorders. Which approach to psychopathology does Professor Hexter use?

    Select one of the following:

    • Psychodynamic

    • Sociocultural

    • Cognitive

    • Behavioral

    Explanation

    Question 3 of 10

    1

    Analyses of legal records suggest that the use of the insanity defense is quite ___________ and the probability of it succeeding is quite ___________.

    Select one of the following:

    • Rare; low

    • Rare; high

    • Common; low

    • Common; high

    Explanation

    Question 4 of 10

    1

    For over a year, Jane has felt anxious or worried throughout the day. It sounds as though Jane is suffering from

    Select one of the following:

    • Panic disorder.

    • Generalized anxiety disorder.

    • Obsessive-compulsive disorder.

    • Agoraphobia.

    Explanation

    Question 5 of 10

    1

    What attribution style puts people at risk for depression?

    Select one of the following:

    • Internal-specific-stable

    • External-specific-unstable

    • Internal-global-stable

    • External-global-unstable

    Explanation

    Question 6 of 10

    1

    To diagnose conversion disorder, you'd try to find ___________ that preceded the appearance of symptoms.

    Select one of the following:

    • A serious physical illness

    • Psychological conflict or stress

    • A visit to a medical doctor

    • Both pain and gastrointestinal complaints

    Explanation

    Question 7 of 10

    1

    Which of these is a negative symptom of schizophrenia?

    Select one of the following:

    • Hallucinations

    • Incoherent language

    • Delusions

    • Social withdrawal

    Explanation

    Question 8 of 10

    1

    Which of these behaviors would not generally support a diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder?

    Select one of the following:

    • Manfred blurts out answers during class activities.

    • Manfred loses his toys and school assignments.

    • Manfred squirms and fidgets in the classroom.

    • Manfred cries when other children tease him.

    Explanation

    Question 9 of 10

    1

    Professor Wyatt believes that 1-year-old Brian is at risk for autistic disorder. The professor might observe Brian to determine whether he

    Select one of the following:

    • Fails to respond to his name.

    • Can walk without assistance.

    • Responds appropriately to loud noises.

    • Shows smooth pursuit with his eyes.

    Explanation

    Question 10 of 10

    1

    As part of an introductory psychology class, a professor has her students interview people who have recovered from psychological disorders. This exercise should

    Select one of the following:

    • Prompt the students to be more affected by the stigma of mental illness.

    • Have no impact on the students' experience of stigma.

    • Prompt the students to be less affected by the stigma of mental illness.

    • Decrease the probability that students would seek treatment for mental illness.

    Explanation