Abnormal Psychology Test Two Study Guide with Answers

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Abnormal Psychology Test #2 Study Guide with Answers TRUE/FALSE 1. Most people with mental disorders behave in a highly irrational or dangerous manner. ANS: F 2. People who are strange, weird, or bizarre have a mental disorder. ANS: F 3. People with mental disorders are strange, unusual, and noticeably different than other people. ANS: F 4. Emotional distress is always a sign of abnormality. ANS: F 5. There can be no universal definition of abnormality. ANS: T 6. Ideas about what are normal and abnormal vary over time and across cultures. ANS: T 7. Abnormal behaviors and feelings are often exaggerations of normal states. ANS: T 8. Normal behaviors can be categorized as distinctly different from abnormal behaviors. ANS: F 9. Every human being experiences at least mild versions of the feelings and behaviors that are found in mental disorders. ANS: T 10. Most mental disorders have both psychological and biological causes. ANS: T 11. If a disorder can be treated with medication, that disorder must be caused by a physical problem.
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ANS: F 12. Every emotional and behavior has both a psychological and a biological aspect. ANS: T 13. Cognitive therapy is based on the belief that problematic emotions and behaviors can be changed by modifying problematic thoughts. ANS: T 14. A classification system is only useful when its categories consistently and accurately fit the phenomena being classified. ANS: T 15. A classification system is only useful when its categories are reliable and valid. ANS: T 16. The main advantage of personality questionnaires is that they assess deeper, less observable emotional and personality patterns. ANS: F MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. What subfield of psychology is devoted to the study of psychological disorders? a. community psychology b. social psychology c. abnormal psychology d. health psychology ANS: C 2. John makes an appointment with a therapist to discuss a problem he’s been having. John must have a psychological disorder according to which of the following definitions? a. irrational/dangerous b. help seeking c. emotional distress d. deviance ANS: B 3. What is the connection between irrational or dangerous behavior and mental disorders? a. Most people with mental disorders behave in a highly irrational or dangerous manner. b. Self-destructive behaviors, which are irrational and dangerous, are
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common in most mental disorders. c. The majority of people with mental disorders are not dangerous and they are not highly irrational. d. Most violent crimes, which are irrational and dangerous, are committed by mental ill people. ANS: C 4. Which type of disorder typically involves little or no emotional distress for the person with the disorder? a. anxiety disorders
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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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