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Question number: 1

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The chief distinguishing feature of psychotic disorders is

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confusion of fantasy and reality.

b.

antisocial conduct.

c.

overwhelming anxiety.

d.

obsessive behavior.

e.

compulsion behavior.

Question number: 2

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Statistical approaches to abnormality define as “abnormal” those who

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are unhappy, withdrawn, and depressed.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: 3

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The term “nervous breakdown”

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refers to very severe psychotic behavior episodes.

b.

is a legal, not a psychological, term.

c.

has formal psychological meaning.

d.

refers to a severe, but transient, depression.

e.

has no formal psychological meaning.

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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self-destructiveness.

b.

sanity.

c.

social nonconformity.

d.

insanity.

e.

psychopathology.

Question number: 5

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The most severe psychological disorder is a (n)

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neurosis.

b.

psychosis.

c.

personality disorder.

d.

anxiety disorder.

e.

psychosomatic illness.

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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a.

locura

b.

hispania

c.

depressive

d.

mania

e.

agua

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