Midterm 1 2AP3, Term 1 2010-2011

Midterm 1 2AP3, Term 1 2010-2011 - N ame _ ID : _ _ _ _ _ _...

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Name ____________________________________ ID: _____________________________ Psych 2AP3 Test #1: Introduction, ADHD, Autism ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. We discussed several weaknesses of using a purely statistical criterion to define pathological abnormality. Which of the following was NOT one of them? 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 of the following criteria for mental disorder does A.J. most clearly NOT meet? a. adjustment criterion [correct] b. statistical criterion c. sociocultural criterion d. personal disturbance criterion e. A.J. meets all the criteria listed above 3. [DROPPED ] 4. Decades ago, psychiatrists in what was then the Soviet Union announced the discovery of a form of mental illness whose main symptoms included paranoid distrust of authority, and continuing criticisms of the government. This case illustrates one problem in using the criterion of __________ to define mental disorder. a.
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