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1 Chapter 1--Abnormal Behavior in Historical Context Key 1. According to the authors of your textbook, the definition of a psychological disorder is associated with: A. stress B. impaired functioning C. culturally expected responses D. psychotic symptoms 2. In regard to the criteria that define abnormality, it would be correct to state that: A. no one criterion has yet been developed that fully defines abnormality B. personal distress is the one criterion that defines abnormality C. the criteria differ depending on the cause of the psychological disorder D. the criteria differ depending on whether the individual has a psychological disorder or a psychological dysfunction 3. The criterion that a particular behavior be atypical or not culturally expected is insufficient to define abnormality because: A. behavior that occurs infrequently is considered abnormal in every culture B. society is less willing to tolerate eccentricity in people who are productive C. behaviors vary very little from one culture to another D. many people behave in ways that deviate from the average but this doesn’t mean that they have a disorder 4. Which of the following degrees is earned by a psychiatrist? A. Ph.D. B. Ed.D. C. M.D. D. Psy.D. 5. Behaviors which deviate from the norm: A. are always seen as a disorder if they violate social norms B. always constitute a disorder C. are typically seen as a disorder when they impair function D. are never judged on the basis of the person who does them
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2 6. The typical profile or prototype of a disorder reflects the 4444 as described in DSM-IV. A. theoretical perspectives on abnormality B. treatments for mental disorders C. causes of mental illness D. diagnostic criteria for psychological disorders 7. The behavior of a male rock star who wears heavy make-up is likely to be seen: A. as more abnormal than that of a business man who suddenly starts to do so B. as less abnormal than that of the business man because it contributes to his job success C. as less abnormal than that of a female who wears make-up every day D. as just as abnormal as that of the business man who starts wearing make-up 8. The scientific study of psychological disorders is called: A. psychopathology B. psychoanalysis C. pseudoscience D. parapsychology 9. After college graduation two of your friends are interested in careers in the helping professions. Anna wants to become a psychiatrist; Carl plans on becoming a psychologist. Since you are taking a course in Abnormal Psychology, they ask you for career advice. You would tell: A. Anna to apply to medical school and Carl to study psychology at the graduate level B. Carl to apply to medical school and Anna to study psychology at the graduate level C. both of them to apply to medical school D. both of them to apply to graduate school 10. All of the following are ways in which mental health professionals might function as scientist-practitioners EXCEPT: A. analyzing their own motivations and reasons for helping people with psychological problems
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This note was uploaded on 06/20/2011 for the course PSYCH 474 taught by Professor Ackner during the Spring '10 term at NMSU.

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chapter_1--abnormal_behavio - Chapter 1-Abnormal Behavior...

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