Chapter 14: Psychological Disorders

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Chapter 14: Psychological Disorders Textbook Quiz for Psych 1020

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Question 1

Comorbidity refers to circumstances in which an individual
  • 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.

Question 2

Professor Hexter believes that unconscious conflicts often cause psychological disorders. Which approach to psychopathology does Professor Hexter use?
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sociocultural
  • Cognitive
  • Behavioral

Question 3

Analyses of legal records suggest that the use of the insanity defense is quite ___________ and the probability of it succeeding is quite ___________.
  • Rare; low
  • Rare; high
  • Common; low
  • Common; high

Question 4

For over a year, Jane has felt anxious or worried throughout the day. It sounds as though Jane is suffering from
  • Panic disorder.
  • Generalized anxiety disorder.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • Agoraphobia.

Question 5

What attribution style puts people at risk for depression?
  • Internal-specific-stable
  • External-specific-unstable
  • Internal-global-stable
  • External-global-unstable

Question 6

To diagnose conversion disorder, you'd try to find ___________ that preceded the appearance of symptoms.
  • A serious physical illness
  • Psychological conflict or stress
  • A visit to a medical doctor
  • Both pain and gastrointestinal complaints

Question 7

Which of these is a negative symptom of schizophrenia?
  • Hallucinations
  • Incoherent language
  • Delusions
  • Social withdrawal

Question 8

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

Question 9

Professor Wyatt believes that 1-year-old Brian is at risk for autistic disorder. The professor might observe Brian to determine whether he
  • Fails to respond to his name.
  • Can walk without assistance.
  • Responds appropriately to loud noises.
  • Shows smooth pursuit with his eyes.

Question 10

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