Abnormal Psychology (AP (Advanced Placement) Psychology): Questions 16 - 20 of 143

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Question number: 16

» Abnormal Psychology » Definitions of Abnormality

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Statistical approaches to abnormality define as “abnormal” those who

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a.

are unhappy, withdrawn, and depressed.

b.

deviate from typical or average patterns of behavior.

c.

are happy and engaged.

d.

are disabled by anxiety.

e.

show evidence of loss of contact with reality.

Question number: 17

» Abnormal Psychology » Schizophrenic Disorders

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Which of the following is related to recent attempts to find biochemical explanations for schizophrenia?

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dopamine

b.

diazepam

c.

schizotaxin

d.

valium

e.

psychotropin

Question number: 18

» Abnormal Psychology » Personality Disorders

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Which of the following personality disorders describes a person who has an extremely unstable self image, is moody, and does not develop stable relationships?

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paranoid

b.

schizoid

c.

histrionic

d.

narcissistic

e.

borderline

Question number: 19

» Abnormal Psychology » Anxiety Disorders

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Roger has been extremely anxious for much of the past year, but can’t explain why. There is a good chance that he is experiencing

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psychosis.

b.

a generalized anxiety disorder.

c.

a nervous breakdown.

d.

neurosis.

e.

sociopathy.

Question number: 20

» Abnormal Psychology » Anxiety Disorders

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The Freudian explanation of anxiety disorders emphasizes

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forbidden impulses that increases loss of control.

b.

the avoidance paradox.

c.

learned habits of self-defeating behavior.

d.

forbidden impulses that threaten a loss of control.

e.

the development of a faulty or inaccurate self-image and distorted self-perceptions.

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