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Introduction to Psychology 11th Edition

Introduction to Psychology (11th Edition)

Book Edition11th Edition
Author(s)Kalat
ISBN9781305271555
PublisherCengage Learning
SubjectPsychology
Section 15.1: An Overview of Abnormal Behavior
Section 15.2: Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Section 15.3: Substance-Related Disorders
Section 15.5: Treatment of Mental Illness
Chapter 15, Section 15.1, Review Questions , Exercise 1
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In what way does DSM help psychologists do research?

(a) It tells researchers the correct way to do research.

(b) It helps researchers find adequate samples of people with disorders.

(c) It helps ensure that researchers identify each disorder in the same way.

(d) It specifies the correct statistical tests to use in the research.

Explanation

Aince DSM contains descriptions, symptoms, and other criteria for diagnosing mental disorders, it helps phsychologist in establishing consistent and reliable diagnoses that can be used in the research of mental disorders.

Answer

It helps ensure that researchers identify each disorder in the same way.

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