PSY 2012 Quiz 12A - Quiz 12A 1. How is insanity defined?...

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Quiz 12A 1.  How is insanity defined? (Careful. .. this is sort of a trick question.) A) violation of cultural norms B) statistical rarity / oddness of behavior C) inability to know right from wrong; it's a legal term, not used by psychologists D) extreme dysfunctionality E) Delusions and/ or hallucinationa F) Plainly self-destructive behavior 2. If a person believes himself / herself to be possessed and tormented by demons, is that person mentally ill? A) Yes. This is statistically abnormal, violates our cultural norms and causes personal pain and inability to function. That's  the definition. B) No, not unless he commits a crime while under the influence of these delusions such that he can't tell right from wrong. C) Maybe. In our society, this person is mentally ill, but it depends on the cultural context.
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course PSY 2012 taught by Professor Malekat.campbell during the Fall '09 term at Brevard Community College.

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PSY 2012 Quiz 12A - Quiz 12A 1. How is insanity defined?...

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