Test1_2AP3_Term1_2011-12 - Name _ ID: _ Psych 2AP3 Test #1:...

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Name ____________________________________ ID: _____________________________ Psych 2AP3 Test #1: Introduction, ADHD, Autism (2011-12, Term 1) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Instructions: You have 50 minutes to complete the following 40 questions. Please print your name and student ID number at the top of this paper, and return it with your scan sheet. On the scan sheet, print your ID number in the leftmost 7 boxes in the section at the top left marked "IDENTIFICATION NUMBER", and fill in the appropriate circle beneath each box. Please be sure to code your ID correctly, since it is the ONLY way the computer has of identifying you!! Please PRINT your name in the space marked "NAME" at the top right of the form, and SIGN your name underneath. In answering questions, be sure to mark darkly. IF YOU CAN STILL READ THE NUMBER IN THE BUBBLE YOUR MARKING IS TOO LIGHT . ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1. Which of the following was NOT one of the weaknesses we discussed concerning the use of a purely statistical criterion to define pathological abnormality? a. It is not clear where the diving line between normal and pathological should be drawn. b. We do not usually consider individuals with too much of a positive quality (e.g., happiness, optimism) to be pathological. c. There are negative qualities (e.g. laziness, greed) that we almost never consider pathological no matter how far they are from the norm or average. d. Individuals may change their position on the statistical distribution of some quality, so statistical criteria are unreliable. [Correct] e. all of the above ARE criticisms we discussed. 2. A.J. is brought to a mental health clinic by family members. A.J. has been leaving the house late at night, wandering the streets talking to himself and yelling obscenities and threats at people. A.J. seems depressed and angry, and is disturbed by his thoughts and behavior. A.J. works as a writer, and so far has been able to work productively and maintain normal social relationships despite his nocturnal behavior. Which aspect of A.J.'s case would be most relevant to a decision about mental disorder based on adjustment criteria ? a. his ability to continue working productively and maintain relationships with others [Correct] b. the fact that his behavior is very uncommon c. the fact that his behavior is socially unacceptable d. the fact that he finds his thoughts and behavior upsetting e. the fact that his behavior is disturbing to others 3. Which of the following is NOT true of the medical model of mental disorder? a.
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course PSYCH 2AP3 taught by Professor Day during the Spring '11 term at McMaster University.

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