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PS101 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Dysthymia, Cyclothymia, Epidemiology

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Don Morgenson
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Practice Quiz #11 - PS 101-Chapter 15
1. The medical model of abnormal behavior proposes that:
A - abnormal behaviors are very similar to physical diseases
B - abnormal behaviors are best treated by medical physicians
C - it is useful to think of abnormal behavior as a disease
D - it is useful to think of abnormal behaviors as being caused by infectious agents
2. `Which of the following statements regarding psychological disorders is FALSE:
A - people with psychological disorders, at first glance, usually are indistinguishable
from people without psychological disorders
B - people with psychological disorders usually exhibit at least one of the following:
deviance, maladaptive behavior, personal distress
C - people with psychological disorders are often violent and very dangerous
D - people with even the most severe psycholo0gical disorders can be treated
3. Which of the following is NOT a common symptom of posttraumatic stress disorder:
A - problems with social relations
B - irrational thought
C - nightmares and flashbacks
D - emotional numbing
4. If your careless smoking caused your family’s home to burn down, you would be most
likely to develop which of the following psychological disorders:
A - dissociative amnesia
B - dissociative identity disorder
C - dissociative depressive disorder
D - dissociative fugue
5. Research concerning the etiology of mood disorders, suggests that the influence of
genetic factors:
A - is stronger for bipolar disorder than for major depressive disorder
B - is stronger for major depressive disorder than for bipolar disorder
C - is equally strong for major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder
D - is not associated with bipolar disorder
6. The “learned helplessness” theory concerning the etiology of depression, emphasizes the
role of:
A - biological factors associated with genetic predispositions
B - interpersonal factors involving inadequate social skills
C - cognitive factors involving unreasonably optimistic expectations
D - cognitive factors involving a pessimistic explanatory style
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