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Question number: 1

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The chief distinguishing feature of psychotic disorders is

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overwhelming anxiety.

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compulsion behavior.

c.

confusion of fantasy and reality.

d.

obsessive behavior.

Question number: 2

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Statistical approaches to abnormality define as “abnormal” those who

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show evidence of loss of contact with reality.

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deviate from typical or average patterns of behavior.

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are unhappy, withdrawn, and depressed.

d.

are happy and engaged.

Question number: 3

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The term “nervous breakdown”

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has formal psychological meaning.

b.

is a legal, not a psychological, term.

c.

has no formal psychological meaning.

d.

refers to very severe psychotic behavior episodes.

Question number: 4

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An inability to behave in ways that foster the well-being of the individual and ultimately of society defines

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social nonconformity.

b.

sanity.

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insanity.

d.

psychopathology.

Question number: 5

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The most severe psychological disorder is a (n)

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psychosomatic illness.

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anxiety disorder.

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psychosis.

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personality disorder.

Question number: 6

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In the United States and Latin America, Latinos use the term ________ to refer to chronic psychosis.

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agua

b.

hispania

c.

depressive

d.

locura

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