Abnormal Psychology-Diagnosis of Psychopathology (AP Psychology): Questions 11 - 15 of 23

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Question number: 11

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Gregory has been homeless for the past 3 years. The stress of being homeless seems to have contributed to the onset of psychosis. This example illustrates what risk factor for mental disorders?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

emotional

b.

psychological

c.

biological

d.

social

Question number: 12

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Three year old Shawn ate lead paint which was chipping off the walls in an older home. Consequently, he developed a psychosis based on brain damage due to lead poisoning. Shawn’s psychosis would be called a (n)

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

neo-cortical psychosis.

b.

neural psychosis.

c.

behavioral psychosis.

d.

organic psychosis.

Question number: 13

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Which major viewpoint on psychological disorders suggests that the cause is due to inherited or acquired brain disorders involving imbalances in neurotransmitters or damage to brain structures?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

behavioral

b.

humanistic

c.

diathesis-stress

d.

biopsychological

Question number: 14

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The DSM-111-R has improved reliability because it helps mental health workers base their diagnosis on:

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Undefined categories

b.

A few well-defined categories

c.

The patient’s observable behaviour

d.

The theories of Binet, Freud and others

Question number: 15

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Delusional thinking is characteristic of

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

fugue.

b.

neurosis.

c.

psychosis.

d.

obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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