Test Bank For Essentials of Understanding Abnormal Behavior 3rd Edition By David

Test Bank For Essentials of Understanding Abnormal Behavior 3rd Edition By David

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Test Bank For Essentials of Understanding Abnormal Behavior 3rd Edition By David

Chapter 1: Abnormal Behavior

 

MULTIPLE CHOICE

 

  1. Which statement about the field of abnormal psychology is accurate?
a. Abnormal psychology seeks to describe, explain, predict, and modify behaviors associated with various mental health conditions.
b. Abnormal psychology is not yet considered a scientific field of research because diagnosis is so subjective.
c. Abnormal psychology focuses on the study of only the most bizarre behavior that creates problems for society.
d. Abnormal psychology is most interested in narrowing a disorder to specificbehavioral factors that can be modified.

 

 

ANS:  A                    REF:   The Field of Abnormal Psychology

OBJ: UABB.SUES.17.01.01 Define abnormal psychology.      KEY: Bloom’s: Understand

 

  1. Mental illness results primarily from ____.
a. genetic factors
b. environmental factors
c. sociocultural factors
d. an interaction of many factors

 

 

ANS:  D                    REF:   Introduction   OBJ: UABB.SUES.17.01.01 Define abnormal psychology.

KEY: Bloom’s: Understand

 

  1. Dr. Thompson collects information in order to describe, assess, and understand an individual’s psychological disorder. Dr. Thompson is engaged in ____.
a. investigative therapy
b. systematic sensitization
c. psychodiagnosis
d. experimental research

 

 

ANS:  C                    REF:   The Field of Abnormal Psychology

OBJ: UABB.SUES.17.01.01 Define abnormal psychology.      KEY: Bloom’s: Apply

 

 

  1. A psychologist states that “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 Field of Abnormal Psychology

OBJ: UABB.SUES.17.01.01 Define abnormal psychology.      KEY: Bloom’s: Apply

 

 

  1. College administrators suspended Lee Loughner after they became concerned about Loughner’s potential to commit dangerous behaviors. Why didn’t authorities pursue a civil commitment?
a. Loughner’s therapist did not feel he posed a danger to others.
b. None of the local mental health facilities had space to house him.
c. Loughner’s behavior did not rise to the level of justifying a commitment.
d. Loughner’s behavior was not considered odd in comparison to his peer group.

 

 

ANS:  C                    REF:   The Field of Abnormal Psychology

OBJ: UABB.SUES.17.01.01 Define abnormal psychology.      KEY: Bloom’s: Apply

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