Chapter 6-Study Guide
1. Freud described the physical symptoms of conversion hysteria as representing
A. a displacement of anxiety left over from the oral stage.
B. a conversion of an unconscious conflict into a socially acceptable form.
C. a rea
Chapter 2-Study Guide
1. The part of the nervous system that is activated in times of stress is the
2. Which of the following is an incorrect combination of neurotransmitter
Chapter 5-Study Guide
1. Anxiety is
A. an immediate alarm reaction to stressful situations.
B. usually a sign of an underdeveloped ego.
C. potentially helpful in planning for the future.
D. always a hindrance to adaptive functioning.
2. Batman is
Chapter 9-Study Guide
While conducting his relaxation procedure, Jim silently repeats a sound to minimize distracting thoughts.
The name for this procedure is
A. progressive muscle relaxation.
B. autogenic relaxation training.
C. relaxation re
Chapter 7-Study Guide
1. Which of the following would not be present during a major depressive episode?
A. changes in appetite and sleeping habits.
2. Jenny has experienced long-standing feelings of depre
Chapter 7-Mood Disorders and Suicide Key
Prior to the DSM-IIIR, conditions that are currently characterized as mood disorders were referred to
by several different names, including all of the following EXCEPT:
Chapter 4-Research Methods Key
Your friend has trouble making commitments in relationships. You believe that this is because her
parents had a bitter divorce when she was young. Your belief that a child who lives through a bitter
parental divorce will
Chapter 6-Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders Key
All o f the following are classified as somatofonn disorders EXCEPT:
A. dissociative identity disorder
C. conversion disorder
D. b ody dysmorphic disorder
The common aspect o f a
Chapter 9-Physical Disorders and Health Psychology Key
At the beginning of the 20 century, the leading cause of death in the U.S. was:
A. automobile accidents
B. infectious diseases
C. heart attacks
According to the text, some of the
Chapter 5-Anxiety Disorders Key
Which of the following characterizes the mood-state known as anxiety?
A. positive mood state
B. reduced heart rate
C. apprehension about the future
D. muscle relaxation
Anxiety is closely related to which of the follo
Chapter 1-Abnormal Behavior in Historical Context Key
According to the authors of your textbook, the definition of a psychological disorder is associated
B. impaired functioning
C. culturally expected responses
D. psychotic symptoms
Chapter 8-Eating and Sleep Disorders Key
The chief motivating factor in both anorexia and bulimia is:
A. a desire to purge
B. an overwhelming drive to eat
C. an overwhelming urge to be thin
D. a desire to starve oneself
When individuals with anorexi
Chapter 2-An Integrative Approach to Psychopathology Key
The best description of the multidimensional integrative approach to understanding psychopathology
is that it is based on:
A. biological and psychological causes
B. biological causes only
Chapter 1-Study Guide
1. Which of the following is not an aspect of the definition of psychological disorders?
A. the atypical response element, which states that a deviation from normal behavior is evidence of a
B. the psy
Chapter 13-Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders Key
Which of the following characterize the disorder known as schizophrenia?
A. delusions and hallucinations
B. inappropriate emotions
C. disorganized speech and behavior
D. all of these
Chapter 14-Developmental Disorders Key
Psychological disorders are considered developmental disorders when there is a:
A. change in symptoms over the lifespan
B. genetic component to the disorder
C. significant dysfunction during childhood
D. general d
Chapter 11-Substance-Related and Impulse-Control Disorders
In the United States, the annual death rate related to cigarette smoking and the use of alcohol and
illegal drugs is estimated to be:
Which of t
Chapter 3-Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis Key
The systematic evaluation of psychological, biological and social factors in a person with a possible
mental disorder is known as clinical: $.
Chapter 12-Personality Disorders Key
According to the definition of personality disorder, only individuals who show
maladaptive behavior should be diagnosed with a personality disorder.
B. the most severe
C. relatively permanent
Chapter 16-Mental Health Services: Legal and Ethical Issues
In the textbook case of Arthur, who was diagnosed with brief psychotic disorder after talking about
his secret plans both to save the worlds starving children and to break into a foreign e
Chapter 16-Study Guide
1. Movement of patients with disorders out of institutions or mental hospitals
A. was one goal of deinstitutionalization.
B. and into group homes is called transinstitutionalization.
C. has been successful for most clients
Chapter 15-Study Guide
1. Which of the following is characteristic of delirium?
A. Delirium is characterized by reduced clarity of consciousness and cognition.
B. Delirium develops over a course of several hours or days.
C. Delirium was one of th
Chapter 14-Study Guide
1. Psychosocial treatments of autism
A. were initially psychodynamic.
B. have clinical importance that was shown by Lovaas research.
C. initially focused on the notion that autism was caused by faulty parenting.
D. all of t
Chapter 13-Study Guide
1. Neuroleptic medications are less effective against negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Which of the
following is a negative symptom?
C. loose associations
D. flat affect
E. all of the above
Chapter 12-Study Guide
1. The DSM uses a categorical approach to personality disorders. This is a problem because
A. the severity of the disorders is not given much consideration.
B. these disorders may simply be extreme degrees of normal pattern
Chapter 11-Study Guide
are psychoactive substances that are among the most likely to produce physical dependence,
tolerance, and withdrawal. These substances include alcohol and anxiolytic drugs.
Chapter 10-Study Guide
1. The difference between hypoactive sexual desire disorder and sexual aversion disorder is that
A. hypoactive sexual desire disorder involves excessive sexual desire.
B. sexual aversion disorder involves excessive sexual d
Chapter 8-Study Guide
1. The psychological disorder category with the highest mortality rate is
B. panic disorders.
C. eating disorders.
D. sleep disorders.
2. The multidimensional view of sleep disorders makes the assumption that