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1. A prolonged or recurring problem which interferes with a personís ability to live a satisfying life & function in society is called:

a insanity
b a neurosis
c a diagnosis
d a mental disorder

2. Which one of the following is not a way of defining abnormal behavior?

a statistical frequency approach
b slips of the tongue approach
c maladaptive behavior approach
d deviation from social norms approach

3. Which way of defining abnormal behavior is most likely to change as society changes over time?

a social norms approach
b statistical frequency approach
c maladaptive behavior approach
d cognitive-behavioral approach

4. The most commonly used method to assess abnormal behavior is the:

a personality test
b clinical interview
c Rorschach inkblot test
d neurological examination

5.  DSM-V is to psychotherapy as:

•  drugs are to depression
 •  diagnosis is to treatment
  •  free association is to psychoanalysis
   •  environmental stress is to abnormality

6. What do clinicians have that increases the reliability and validity of clinical diagnosis?

a The Handbook to Clinical Diagnosis - VI
b computer programs that actually make the diagnoses
c Freudís original writings that are available to review
d Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

7.  Which of the following is a sufficient criterion for judging behavioral abnormality?

•  The behavior is not common statistically
 •  The behavior goes against social norms.
  • The behavior causes subjective discomfort.
   •  The behavior causes an inability to function from day to day.
    •   The behavior causes emotional distress.

8.  Which type of schizophrenia is associated with frequent hallucinations, inappropriate affect, and disorganization in speech?

•  Catatonic
 •  Paranoid
  •  Disorganized
   •  Undifferentiated
    •   Residual

9. Data indicate that the most common mental disorder(s) was (were):

a mood disorders
b substance abuse
c personality disorders
d psychosexual disorders

10.  Which of the following is not considered an anxiety disorder?

•  phobias
 •  panic disorder
  •  multiple personality
   •  obsessive-compulsive disorder

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11.  Agoraphobia is a fear of

•  snakes.
 •  heights.
  •  enclosed spaces.
   •  being in a situation where escape may be difficult or embarrassing.

12. A mental disorder that involves persistent, recurring thoughts, images, or impulses and senseless behaviors or rituals is called:

a agoraphobia
b organic thought disorder
c somatization disorder
d obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

13. Obsession is to compulsion as:

a desire is to need
b control is to chaos
c thought is to behavior
d wanted is to unwanted

14. The key feature of somatoform disorder is:

a pretending to be sick to avoid school or work
b real physical symptoms but no physical causes
c psychological problems but no physical symptoms
d imagining physical symptoms that arenít really there

15. A neurological reason for violent impulses in adolescents is a(n):

a wiring defect in the thalamus
b immature prefrontal cortex
c underdevelopment hypothalamus
d wiring defect in the temporal lobe

16. Which of the following is not typical of cognitive-behavior programs designed to treat social phobias?

a the person learns new social skills
b explaining that social phobias are learned
c having the person imagine being in the feared situation
d focusing on how other people cope with the feared situation

17. The legal definition of insanity is:

a having a diagnosed mental disorder
b not knowing the difference between right and wrong
c the inability to remember the crime which was perpetrated
d having a problem which interferes with the ability to function in society

18. A neurological explanation for social phobia is a problem in the:

a amygdala
b corpus callosum
c personís cognitive processes
d way the person handles stress

19. Personality tests include which two types of tests?

a clinical and social
b objective and clinical
c objective and projective
d self-report and projective

20.  What is the name given to the systematic evaluation of an individualís functioning & symptoms?

•  clinical interview
 •  clinical assessment
  •  diagnostic assessment
   •  psychosocial assessment

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