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Unformatted text preview: PSYC245: Assignment 1 1 Assignment 1 (100 marks total) Assignment 1 is marked out of 100 marks and is worth 12.5% of your final grade. The assignment has three parts: Part 1: Multiple-Choice Questions (50 marks) Part 2: True/False Questions (25 marks) Part 3: Short-Answer Questions (25 marks) Parts 1 and 2 are based directly on the textbook readings and related study activities. Part 3 asks you to apply your learning in Unit 1 to a related case scenario. See Assignments for how to prepare and submit assignments to your tutor. Part 1: Multiple-Choice Questions (50 marks total) Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. Use the marking sheet provided to record your answers. (1 mark each) 1. ________ is a necessary first step toward introducing order to any discussion of the cause or treatment of abnormal behaviour. a. Epidemiology b. Brain research c. Classification d. Labelling 2. The fact that body piercings are commonplace today, while at one time they would have been viewed as abnormal, illustrates that: a. The values of a society may change over time. b. American culture values independence. c. Modern society is always open to change. d. What is acceptable for men and women is no longer different. Selected items used in the assignments and practice exam are copyright © 2010, 2007, 2004 Pearson Education, Inc. Selected items from the 13th edition of Butcher et al, ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, © 2007 are reprinted by permission of Pearson Education, Inc. TRU Open Learning 2 PSYC245: Assignment 1 3. What is wrong with describing someone as schizophrenic? a. Such a definitive diagnosis is rare. b. Labels should be applied to disorders, not to people . c. The behaviour of a schizophrenic changes so rapidly that this description is true only a small percentage of the time. d. Nothing. 4. Which one of the following best describes the DSM? a. A fundamentally flawed collection of unfounded assumptions about mental disorders b. An objective guide to diagnosing mental disorders c. A complete guide to the origin, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders d. A work in progress that classifies mental disorders, based on what is currently known 5. How should information about the frequency of mental disorders in different groups of people be used? a. Such information can greatly simplify the process of diagnosis, as it can be assumed that certain people are highly unlikely to have certain disorders. b. Such information can greatly simplify the process of diagnosis, as it can be assumed that certain people have certain disorders....
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