1Psych 127A Professor Repetti - Fall 2017 Sample Items Exam 1: Organized by Topics INTRODUCTION/CHAPTER 1 1. Which of these is the BEST description of abnormal psychology? a) A deviant personality trait b) The study of unconscious influences on mental disorders c) The application of psychological science to the study of mental disorders d) The study of unusual problem-solving skills e) The study of unusual brain structures 2. Which of the following is TRUE of Wakefield’s definition of mental illness as a “harmful dysfunction?” 3. Which of the following terms refers to the number of new cases of a disorder that appear in a population during a specific period of time? 4. Which of the following is a problem with the statistical approach to defining abnormal behavior?
2 5. What two factors are combined to measure disease burden? a) infection rates and poverty levels b) physician visits and pollution levels c) mortality and disability d) daily caloric intake and hospitalization rates e) incidence and prevalence DIAGNOSIS & ASSESSMENT/CHAPTER 4 6. The DSM-5 classifies mental disorders in terms of ___________. 7. You are part of a research team that studies a specific disorder listed in the DSM-5. Your team is interested in identifying a common set of factors that cause or contribute to the disorder, and thus you are concerned with the ___________ validity of the DSM-5 diagnosis.
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