Test Bank For Essentials of Understanding Abnormal Behavior 2nd Edition By David Sue

Test Bank For Essentials of Understanding Abnormal Behavior 2nd Edition By David Sue

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Test Bank For Essentials of Understanding Abnormal Behavior 2nd Edition By David Sue

ISBN-10: 1133956351, ISBN-13: 9781133956358

CHAPTER 1: ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR

 

MULTIPLE CHOICE

 

  1. Psychopathology, or abnormal behavior, results primarily from ____.
a. genetic factors
b. environmental factors
c. sociocultural factors
d. an interaction of many factors

 

 

ANS:  D                    REF:   Introduction

OBJ:   1                    MSC:  Factual

 

  1. Which statement about abnormal psychology is accurate?
a. Abnormal psychology seeks to describe, explain, predict, and modify unusual behaviors.
b. Although abnormal psychology has made several gains in the past 20 years, it is not yet a scientific field of study.
c. The subject matter of abnormal psychology is restricted to extremely bizarre behavior.
d. Most diagnoses of abnormality are based on two or three basic behavioral factors.

 

 

ANS:  A                    REF:   The Concerns of Abnormal Psychology

OBJ:   1                    MSC:  Factual

 

  1. Dr. Thompson collects information in order to describe and draw inferences about an  individual’s psychological disorder. Dr. Thompson is engaged in ____.
a. therapy
b. predicting dangerousness
c. psychodiagnosis
d. research

 

 

ANS:  C                    REF:   The Concerns of Abnormal Psychology

OBJ:   1                    MSC:  Applied

 

  1. A psychologist says, “Juan’s abnormal behavior is likely due to a combination of biology and inadequate interpersonal skills.” The psychologist is ____.
a. predicting the future symptoms of Juan
b. giving Juan a psychodiagnosis
c. offering an explanation for Juan’s problem
d. describing how to control Juan’s symptoms

 

 

ANS:  C                    REF:   The Concerns of Abnormal Psychology

OBJ:   1                    MSC:  Applied

 

 

  1. When psychologists talk about modifying abnormal behavior, they are referring to ____.
a. attempting to understand the underlying cause of that behavior
b. restricting the freedom of dangerous clients
c. attempting to anticipate the future behaviors of clients
d. using therapy to improve client behavior

 

 

ANS:  D                    REF:   The Concerns of Abnormal Psychology

OBJ:   1                    MSC:  Factual

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