Abnormal Psyc Exam 2

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Abnormal Psychology Quizzes & Trivia

Many people portray different emotions, thoughts and behaviors that may or may not be viewed as a mental disorder. As a psychology student you are expected to know these behaviors, how to diagnose and treat a patient. Test your understanding on abnormal psych by taking the simple test below in preparation for the exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Anxiety is thought to be a____________ state, while fear is more_______.
    • A. 

      Real; irrational

    • B. 

      Short-term; long-term

    • C. 

      future-oriented; immediate

    • D. 

      Immediate; future-oriented

  • 2. 
    Anxiety is closely related to which of the following psychological disorders?
    • A. 

      psychosis

    • B. 

      Depression

    • C. 

      Schizophrenia

    • D. 

      Dementia

  • 3. 
    People tend to have their best performance on tasks when they are ___________.
    • A. 

      fearful

    • B. 

      A little anxious

    • C. 

      very anxious

    • D. 

      not anxious at all

  • 4. 
     The area of the brain most often associated with anxiety is the _____________.
    • A. 

      Occipital lobe

    • B. 

      Corpus callosum

    • C. 

      reticular activating system

    • D. 

      limbic system

  • 5. 
    People with GAD tend to worry about
    • A. 

      Large, extremely stressful events only.

    • B. 

      germs and diseases only.

    • C. 

      mostly minor things.

    • D. 

      Physical threats only.

  • 6. 
    An individual who suffers from panic disorder might become anxious about climbing stairs, exercising, or being in hot rooms because these activities produce sensations similar to those accompanying a panic attack. In psychological terms, the exercise and hot rooms have become __________.
    • A. 

      Unconditioned stimuli

    • B. 

      Unconditioned responses

    • C. 

      conditioned stimuli

    • D. 

      Conditioned responses

  • 7. 
    Research studies have found that generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is most common among ___________.
    • A. 

      Children

    • B. 

      adolescent girls

    • C. 

      adolescent boys

    • D. 

      Adults over 45 years of age

  • 8. 
    A friend stated that when she went to a clinic, she had to spend several 30- to 60-second sessions shaking her head from side to side, spinning in a chair, tensing all her muscles, hyperventilating, or breathing through a narrow straw. She is surprised that you correctly guessed that she is receiving treatment for
    • A. 

      Specific phobia

    • B. 

      Social phobia

    • C. 

      Posttraumatic stress disorder

    • D. 

      Panic disorder

  • 9. 
    Studies suggest that parents can protect their child from anxiety if they
    • A. 

      never let them experience adversity

    • B. 

      Cope for the child as much as possible

    • C. 

      Teach independence by ignoring the child's need

    • D. 

      let children explore the world and deal with the unexpected

  • 10. 
     In the general population, as many as ____ of people suffer from social anxiety disorder at some point in their lives.
    • A. 

      1.7%

    • B. 

      12.1%

    • C. 

      31.8%

    • D. 

      51%

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is the most prevalent psychological disorder in the general population?
    • A. 

      Generalized anxiety disorder

    • B. 

      Agoraphobia

    • C. 

      Specific phobia

    • D. 

      Panic disorder

  • 12. 
    Unlike most of the anxiety disorders in which female sufferers predominate, the sex ratio is almost equal in
    • A. 

      specific phobia

    • B. 

      Social anxiety disorder

    • C. 

      panic disorder

    • D. 

      Generalized anxiety disorder

  • 13. 
    In the type of specific phobia called "blood-injury-injection," there is an inherited vasovagal response and a tendency to faint due to
    • A. 

      An increase in blood pressure

    • B. 

      A decrease in blood pressure

    • C. 

      An increase in body temperature

    • D. 

      A decrease in body temperature

  • 14. 
    Individuals suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) display a characteristic set of symptoms includingall of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Decreased startle response and chronic under-arousal

    • B. 

      Sudden "flashbacks" in which the traumatic even is relived

    • C. 

      Memories and nightmares of the event

    • D. 

      Numbing of emotional responses

  • 15. 
    The behavioral process in which OCD patients are not permitted to carry out their compulsions while in the presence of the anxiety producing stimulus or situation is called
    • A. 

      Exposure and ritual prevention (ERP)

    • B. 

      Psychosurgery

    • C. 

      anxiety reduction therapy

    • D. 

      behavioral inhibition therapy

  • 16. 
    A rather unusual affliction that is marked by an unwarranted preoccupation with some imagined defect in one's physical appearance is called ________ disorder.
    • A. 

      Body dysmorphic

    • B. 

      somatization

    • C. 

      Aesthetic disregulatory

    • D. 

      Conversion somatoform

  • 17. 
    Marika regularly shows up at school with bandages on her arm. When her friends ask her why she has a new one, she dodges the question and just says, "oh I got a small cut." She is regularly seen playing with the bandages, and one day her friends were sure they saw Marika actually picking at her own skin in the same area of her arm. Which problem may Marika be challenged by?
    • A. 

      excoriation

    • B. 

      trichotillomania

    • C. 

      body dysmorphic disorder

    • D. 

      Panic disorder

  • 18. 
    Illness anxiety disorder exists when
    • A. 

      Correcta. a person is excessively concerned about having a serious illness, even when only experiencing minor symptoms

    • B. 

      real physical illness is exaggerated to the point where the patient can only focus on the pain

    • C. 

      The patient has an unrealistic fear of contacting germs

    • D. 

      the patient is truly ill but does not trust the medical establishment enough to seek treatment

  • 19. 
    With regard to the treatment of illness anxiety disorder and somatic symptom disorder, some research supports the use of __________.
    • A. 

      Cognitive-behavioral therapy

    • B. 

      Psychoanalysis

    • C. 

      Psychodynamic psychotherapy

    • D. 

      humanistic therapy

  • 20. 
    A person who fakes symptoms for a goal is called a _________, while a person who fakes a disease for no clear goal has a ________disorder.
    • A. 

      Malingerer; factitious

    • B. 

      Hypochondriac; factitious

    • C. 

      fictitious disorder patient; conversion

    • D. 

      Conversion disorder patient; malingering

  • 21. 
    Which one do you like?
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 22. 
    One of the symptoms of a mood disorder is called anhedonia, which means
    • A. 

      An altered pattern of sleep

    • B. 

      A feeling of worthlessness

    • C. 

      An inability to engage in pleasurable activities

    • D. 

      Indecisiveness

  • 23. 
    In order to state an individual has suffered from a Major Depressive Episode, symptoms must have lasted for at least 
    • A. 

      2 days

    • B. 

      2 years

    • C. 

      2 months

    • D. 

      2 weeks

  • 24. 
    Approximately ______ of people experience major depressive disorder (MDD) over a lifetime and approximately _____ of people experienced MDD in the last year.
    • A. 

      11%; 4%

    • B. 

      16%; 6%

    • C. 

      21%; 8%

    • D. 

      25%; 10%

  • 25. 
    Persistent depressive disorder (formerly called dysthymia) differs from major depressive disorder because people diagnosed with dysthymia have symptoms of depression that are ________.
    • A. 

      More severe

    • B. 

      Episodic

    • C. 

      temporary

    • D. 

      Longer-lasting

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