Test Bank For Abnormal Psychology An Integrative Approach, 6th Edition International Edition by David Barlow

Test Bank For Abnormal Psychology An Integrative Approach, 6th Edition International Edition by David Barlow

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Test Bank For Abnormal Psychology An Integrative Approach, 6th Edition International Edition by David Barlow

CHAPTER 1: THE HISTORY OF ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

MULTIPLE CHOICE

1.According to the authors of your textbook, the definition of a psychological disorder is associated with ___________.

a.

stress

b.

impaired functioning

c.

culturally expected responses

d.

psychotic symptoms

ANS: B DIF: Easy OBJ: 1; APALO: 1.1.a

KEY:WWWMSC:TYPE: Factual

2.In regard to the criteria that define abnormality, it would be correct to state that

a.

no one criterion has yet been developed that fully defines abnormality.

b.

personal distress is the one criterion that defines abnormality.

c.

the criteria differ depending on the cause of the psychological disorder.

d.

the criteria differ depending on whether the individual has a psychological disorder or a psychological dysfunction.

ANS: A DIF: Moderate OBJ: 1; APALO: 1.1.a

MSC:TYPE: Conceptual

3.The criterion that a particular behavior be atypical or not culturally expected is insufficient to define abnormality because

a.

behavior that occurs infrequently is considered abnormal in every culture.

b.

society is less willing to tolerate eccentricity in people who are productive.

c.

behaviors vary very little from one culture to another.

d.

many people behave in ways that deviate from the average, but this doesn’t mean that they have a disorder.

ANS: D DIF: Difficult OBJ: 1; APALO: 1.1.a

MSC:TYPE: Conceptual

4. A psychological dysfunction refers to

a.

a breakdown in cognitive functioning.

b.

a breakdown in emotional functioning.

c.

a breakdown in behavioral functioning.

d.

all of these

ANS: C DIF: Moderate OBJ: 1; APALO: 1.1.a

MSC:TYPE: Factual

5.Behaviors that deviate from the norm are

a.

always seen as a disorder if they violate social norms.

b.

considered a disorder regardless of culture.

c.

typically seen as a disorder when they impair function.

d.

never judged on the basis of the person who does them.

ANS: C DIF: Difficult OBJ: 1; APALO: 1.1.a

MSC:TYPE: Factual

6. A male college student begins feeling sad and lonely. Although still able to go to classes and work at his job, he finds himself feeling down much of the time and worrying about what is happening to him. Which part of the definition of abnormality applies to his situation?

a.

Personal distress

b.

Cultural factors

c.

Impaired functioning

d.

Violation of societal norms

ANS: A DIF: Moderate OBJ: 2; APALO: 1.1.a

MSC:TYPE: Applied

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