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Study%20Guide%205%20Fall%2007 - Study Helper for Exam 5 p....

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Study Helper for Exam 5 PY100, Section 5 p. 1 Gingerich *Although the exams may include anything from the assigned modules as well as anything presented in class, points of focus for Exam 5 should include the following: Module 47: Introduction to Psychological Disorders 1. What factors do psychologists consider when deciding whether a behavior is disordered ? 2. What's the difference between the medical model and the bio-psycho-social perspective of psychological disorders? 3. What is the DSM-IV? 4. What are your criticisms of the DSM's classification system? 5. Tell the story of the famous Rosenhan (1973) study. What was the point? What other studies have made a similar point? 6. How would you answer the question under the photo of Kaczynski on p. 649? (Should he be jailed as a criminal, or hospitalized as mentally ill?) 7. Are people with mental illnesses more violent than other people? 8. How does poverty relate to risk for mental illness? Test Yourself 1. T F Mental illnesses are now believed to all stem from biological problems. 2. T F The DSM-IV describes the causes of the major psychological disorders. 3. T F An NIMH study estimated that about 1 in 6 Americans meet the criteria for some psychological disturbance or another. 4. T F People with mental disorders are more likely to be victims of violence rather than perpetrators. 5. T F Phobias are the most commonly reported disorders, followed by alcohol abuse and dependence. 6. T F Most people who experience a psychological disorder have symptoms by early adulthood. * * * * * Module 48: Anxiety Disorders 1. Distinguish between generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. As a clinical psychologist, what symptoms might you observe that would differentiate these anxiety disorders? 2. What is agoraphobia? 3. Give examples of how fears may be learned through classical conditioning. How might they become generalized, reinforced, and learned through observation? 4. What is the evolutionary explanation for how many modern fears developed (and how others have not developed)? 5. What are the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? What does the author mean by a "dose-response" relationship between distress and symptoms? 6. Describe the brain scan of a person with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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Study Helper for Exam 5 PY100, Section 5 p. 2 Gingerich Test Yourself 1. T F Taken together, the anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders. 2. T F Men are more likely to experience GAD than are women. . 3. T F There is considerable evidence that fearfulness is influenced by genetics. 4. T F People with OCD benefit from anti-depressants. * * * * * Module 49: Dissociative and Personality Disorders 1. Describe the evidence for the existence of Dissociative Identity Disorder. How do critics explain the symptoms? 2.
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course PSY 100 taught by Professor All during the Spring '08 term at Colorado State.

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