Lamont thinks his neighbor sends subliminal messages

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Lamont thinks his neighbor sends subliminal messages to his brain. In order to prevent these messages, Lamont believes he should not shower or change his clothes every day. Lamont does not meet the criteria for a diagnosis of schizophrenia, but he may be experiencing long- lasting, maladaptive patterns of interacting with the world around him. In this case, Lamont may be diagnosed with a. negative symptoms. b. diminished brain ventricles. c. dissociative identity disorder. d. a personality disorder. ANS: D DIF: Moderate OBJ: 13.4a MSC: Understanding NOT: APA Goal 1, Knowledge Base in Psychology
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72. Aaron has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Aaron is most likely experiencing a. disturbances in identity, emotional instability, and impulse control. b. low intelligence and a lack of remorse. c. an overly strong sense of self and aggression. d. strong pleasure-seeking tendencies and aggression. ANS: A DIF: Moderate OBJ: 13.4a MSC: Understanding NOT: APA Goal 1, Knowledge Base in Psychology 73. When Billy meets with his therapist, he makes statements showing that he likes to manipulate other people, is a good liar, and always needs immediate gratification. Billy’s disregard for social norms and the feelings of others means that his therapist is most likely to diagnose him with __________ personality disorder. a. antisocial b. borderline c. narcissistic d. histrionic ANS: A DIF: Moderate OBJ: 13.4a MSC: Understanding NOT: APA Goal 1, Knowledge Base in Psychology | APA Goal 5, Professional Development 74. Kelly is studying for her introductory psychology exam and is struggling to learn the personality disorders. Her roommate helps her by explaining that all of the following disorders are part of the anxious cluster (cluster C) EXCEPT a. avoidant. b. paranoid. c. obsessive-compulsive. d. dependent. ANS: B DIF: Easy OBJ: 13.4b MSC: Remembering NOT: APA Goal 1, Knowledge Base in Psychology 75. Rory knows that the etiology of borderline personality disorder is primarily associated with a. a genetic predisposition. b. reduced physical response to anxiety. c. a history of trauma. d. a lack of empathy. ANS: C DIF: Moderate OBJ: 13.4b MSC: Remembering NOT: APA Goal 1, Knowledge Base in Psychology 76. Sharon has a history of having highly negative emotional reactions when her relationships are disrupted and she often acts impulsively. Sharon is most likely to be diagnosed with __________ personality disorder. a. dependent b. borderline c. antisocial d. narcissistic ANS: B DIF: Moderate OBJ: 13.4b MSC: Applying NOT: APA Goal 1, Knowledge Base in Psychology
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77. Angie often has relationships that are full of drama, and her emotions in these relationships range from extremely loving to angry and depressed. Other people view her as intense and unstable. Which cluster of personality disorders is Angie’s behavior most likely to fall under?
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