Abnormal Psychology: Antisocial Personality Disorder

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Most people do not know much about anti-social personal disorder. Most symptoms manifest during childhood but the diagnosis given during adulthood. A person suffering from this has no regard for others. Give this quiz a try and see how well you understand this type of disorder. All the best of luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    1. What part of the brain is affected in people with Antisocial Personality Disorder?

    • A.

      A. Frontal Lobe

    • B.

      B. Amygdala

    • C.

      C. Hypothalamus

    • D.

      D. Temporal Lobe

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Frontal Lobe
    Explanation
    People with Antisocial Personality Disorder have dysfunction in the frontal lobe of the brain. The frontal lobe is responsible for executive functions such as decision-making, impulse control, and regulating emotions. Dysfunction in this area can lead to a lack of empathy, disregard for social norms, and impulsive behavior, which are characteristic traits of Antisocial Personality Disorder.

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  • 2. 

    Which sex is more frequently affected by Antisocial Personality Disorder?

    • A.

      Male

    • B.

      Female

    Correct Answer
    A. Male
    Explanation
    Males are more frequently affected by Antisocial Personality Disorder. This can be attributed to various factors such as biological and genetic differences, as well as societal and cultural factors. Research suggests that males are more prone to engaging in aggressive and impulsive behavior, which are common traits of Antisocial Personality Disorder. Additionally, societal expectations and gender roles may influence the manifestation of the disorder differently in males compared to females. However, it is important to note that Antisocial Personality Disorder can still occur in females, albeit less frequently.

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  • 3. 

    What  is a defining characteristic of deviance with Antisocial Personality Disorder?

    • A.

      A. Hates all other humans

    • B.

      B. They lack remorse when hurting others

    • C.

      C. They are terrified of leaving their homes

    Correct Answer
    B. B. They lack remorse when hurting others
    Explanation
    A defining characteristic of deviance with Antisocial Personality Disorder is the lack of remorse when hurting others. This means that individuals with this disorder do not feel guilt or regret for their actions that cause harm to others. This lack of remorse is a key feature of their deviant behavior and is often seen as a disregard for the rights and well-being of others.

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  • 4. 

    The symptoms one experiences with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) are similar to those of ________________.

    • A.

      Anxiety Disorder

    • B.

      Dimentia

    • C.

      Depression

    • D.

      Cystic Fibrosis

    Correct Answer
    B. Dimentia
    Explanation
    The symptoms of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) are similar to those of dementia. CTE is a degenerative brain disease that is caused by repeated head injuries, such as concussions. The symptoms of CTE include memory loss, confusion, mood swings, and difficulty with thinking and reasoning, which are also commonly seen in dementia. Both conditions involve cognitive decline and can significantly impact a person's daily functioning and quality of life.

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  • 5. 

    What percentage people who stutter can qualify for a second diagnosis of social anxiety?

    • A.

      1%-5%

    • B.

      5%- 10%

    • C.

      40-44%

    • D.

      87-90%

    Correct Answer
    C. 40-44%
    Explanation
    Approximately 40-44% of people who stutter can qualify for a second diagnosis of social anxiety. This means that a significant proportion of individuals who stutter also experience social anxiety, which may be related to the challenges and difficulties they face in communication. This statistic highlights the high prevalence of social anxiety among people who stutter and emphasizes the importance of addressing both conditions in their treatment and support.

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  • 6. 

    What are the advantages of different professionals working together to treat different disorders?

    • A.

      A. Some disorders, such as stuttering, cannot effectively be treated by only a Psychologist.

    • B.

      B. Some conditions that appear to be mental disorders may be linked to physical problems

    • C.

      C. Most treatments and interventions are most effective when implemented in as many contexts a possible.

    • D.

      D. All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Different professionals working together to treat different disorders have several advantages. Firstly, some disorders, like stuttering, require a multidisciplinary approach as they cannot be effectively treated by only a Psychologist. Secondly, certain conditions that may appear to be mental disorders could be linked to underlying physical problems, necessitating the involvement of medical professionals. Lastly, most treatments and interventions are most effective when implemented in as many contexts as possible, highlighting the importance of collaboration between professionals from various disciplines. Therefore, the correct answer is d. All of the above.

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  • 7. 

    Approximately what percentage of people in developed countries suffer from a communication disorder?

    • A.

      1%

    • B.

      2-5%

    • C.

      5-10%

    • D.

      10-12%

    Correct Answer
    C. 5-10%
    Explanation
    Approximately 5-10% of people in developed countries suffer from a communication disorder. This suggests that a significant portion of the population in these countries experience difficulties in speech, language, or hearing. Communication disorders can have a wide range of impacts on individuals, affecting their ability to effectively communicate and interact with others. It is important to recognize and address these disorders to ensure that affected individuals receive the necessary support and resources to improve their communication skills and overall quality of life.

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  • 8. 

    What is the most commonly used method for suicide?

    • A.

      Jumping

    • B.

      Bleeding

    • C.

      Firearms

    • D.

      Hanging

    • E.

      Poisoning

    Correct Answer
    C. Firearms
    Explanation
    Firearms are the most commonly used method for suicide due to their accessibility, ease of use, and lethality. They provide a quick and effective means for individuals to end their lives. The availability of firearms in many countries contributes to their high usage in suicide cases. Additionally, firearms offer a higher success rate compared to other methods, making them a preferred choice for individuals seeking a more certain outcome.

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  • 9. 

    Durkheims 4 Types of Suicide

    • A.

      Fatalistic

    • B.

      Egotistic

    • C.

      Altruistic

    • D.

      Anomic

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Fatalistic
    B. Egotistic
    C. Altruistic
    D. Anomic
    Explanation
    Durkheim's four types of suicide are fatalistic, egotistic, altruistic, and anomic. Fatalistic suicide occurs when individuals feel trapped and oppressed by strict social regulations and norms. Egotistic suicide is driven by feelings of isolation and lack of social integration. Altruistic suicide happens when individuals sacrifice their lives for the greater good or the benefit of others. Anomic suicide occurs in times of social instability and disruption, where individuals feel a lack of social regulation and guidance.

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  • 10. 

    Having religious beliefs lowers a person’s chance of committing suicide.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Having religious beliefs can provide individuals with a sense of purpose, hope, and support, which can act as protective factors against suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Religious beliefs often promote the value of life, discourage self-harm, and provide a support network through religious communities. Additionally, religious practices such as prayer and meditation can offer solace and emotional comfort to individuals in distress. However, it is important to note that this statement may not be true for everyone, as mental health is influenced by a variety of factors and individuals with religious beliefs can still experience suicidal ideation.

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  • 11. 

    Foster care agencies are improving the system by teaching INDEPENDENT living.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that foster care agencies are making efforts to enhance the system by teaching independent living skills to the individuals in their care. This implies that these agencies are actively working towards helping foster children become self-sufficient and capable of living on their own. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following is NOT an outcome of foster care:

    • A.

      A. Lost medical records & discontinued treatment

    • B.

      B. Most children enter foster care in a relatively healthy mental & physical state

    • C.

      C. Trouble obtaining resources necessary for health insurance

    • D.

      D. Mistrust in others resulting in troubled relationships

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Most children enter foster care in a relatively healthy mental & physical state
  • 13. 

    Two reasons that children enter foster care are:

    • A.

      A. Abuse & neglect

    • B.

      B. Substance abuse & incarceration

    • C.

      C. Poverty & mental illness

    • D.

      D. All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is d. All of the above. Children can enter foster care for a variety of reasons, including abuse, neglect, substance abuse by parents or caregivers, incarceration of parents or caregivers, poverty, and mental illness. These factors can contribute to an unsafe or unstable environment for children, leading to their placement in foster care.

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  • 14. 

    High authoritative parenting is associated with the development of _________.

    • A.

      A. bullies

    • B.

      B. victims

    • C.

      Both a and b

    • D.

      Bad parenting

    Correct Answer
    A. A. bullies
    Explanation
    High authoritative parenting is associated with the development of bullies. This is because authoritative parenting involves setting clear rules and expectations, while also providing warmth and support. However, when these rules are enforced in a strict and harsh manner without considering the child's feelings or autonomy, it can lead to the development of aggressive behaviors. This can manifest as bullying behavior towards others, as the child may not have learned appropriate ways to handle conflicts or regulate their emotions.

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  • 15. 

    A child with a depressed mother can become _______?

    • A.

      A. Victim

    • B.

      B. Bully

    • C.

      C. Both a and b

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Bully
    Explanation
    A child with a depressed mother may become a bully as a way to cope with their own feelings of sadness or helplessness. They may try to exert control and power over others as a means of compensating for their own lack of control or feelings of vulnerability. This behavior can also be a result of their exposure to aggression or negative emotions at home, which they may then replicate in their interactions with others.

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  • 16. 

    A child is more likely to become a bully or victim when there is Mother to Father Violence.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When there is Mother to Father Violence in a household, it creates a hostile and violent environment for the child. Witnessing violence between parents can have a profound impact on a child's behavior and emotional well-being. It can normalize aggression and teach the child that violence is an acceptable way to resolve conflicts. This can increase the likelihood of the child becoming a bully or a victim themselves. Therefore, the statement that a child is more likely to become a bully or victim when there is Mother to Father Violence is true.

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  • 17. 

    Symptoms that apply to DID:

    • A.

      Amnesia

    • B.

      Depression

    • C.

      Mania

    • D.

      Mood Swings

    • E.

      Self-Injury

    • F.

      Unexplained Changes in Eating Pattern

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Amnesia
    B. Depression
    D. Mood Swings
    E. Self-Injury
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes symptoms that are commonly associated with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Amnesia is a key symptom, where individuals may have gaps in their memory or forget important events. Depression is another symptom that can be present in individuals with DID, as they may experience feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest in activities. Mood swings are also commonly seen, where individuals may experience sudden and extreme shifts in their emotions. Self-injury, such as cutting or burning oneself, is another symptom that can occur in individuals with DID.

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  • 18. 

    Three problems with diagnosing DID

    • A.

      It is unknown which etiology model is correct

    • B.

      Self reports lack opacity, therefore are vulnerable to exaggeration and feigning

    • C.

      Overlap with other disorders.

    • D.

      Similar to Borderline Personality Disorder

    • E.

      Lack of research due to low numbers of individuals with DID

    • F.

      Mental-health professionals are reluctant to give diagnosis of DID

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. It is unknown which etiology model is correct
    B. Self reports lack opacity, therefore are vulnerable to exaggeration and feigning
    C. Overlap with other disorders.
    D. Similar to Borderline Personality Disorder
    E. Lack of research due to low numbers of individuals with DID
    F. Mental-health professionals are reluctant to give diagnosis of DID
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a combination of factors. Firstly, it is unknown which etiology model is correct, meaning there is no consensus on the underlying cause of DID. Additionally, self-reports lack opacity, making them susceptible to exaggeration and feigning, which can further complicate the diagnosis. There is also an overlap with other disorders, particularly Borderline Personality Disorder, which can make it challenging to distinguish between them. Furthermore, the low numbers of individuals with DID make it difficult to conduct extensive research on the disorder. Lastly, mental-health professionals may be hesitant to give a diagnosis of DID due to the complexity and controversy surrounding the disorder.

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  • 19. 

    What disorder is often comorbid with pediatric bipolar disorder?

    Correct Answer(s)
    ADHD
    Explanation
    Pediatric bipolar disorder is often comorbid with ADHD. This means that individuals with pediatric bipolar disorder frequently also have ADHD. Comorbidity refers to the occurrence of two or more disorders in the same person. In this case, it suggests that ADHD and pediatric bipolar disorder commonly coexist in children. This comorbidity can complicate diagnosis and treatment, as the symptoms of both disorders may overlap or interact with each other. It is important for healthcare professionals to consider the possibility of ADHD when evaluating and managing pediatric bipolar disorder.

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  • 20. 

    What is the name of the disorder that may be placed in the DSM other than bipolar disorder?

    Correct Answer(s)
    Temper Dysregulation Disorder with Dysphoria
    TDD
    Temper Dysregulation Disorder
    Explanation
    Temper Dysregulation Disorder with Dysphoria (TDD) is the correct answer. This disorder is characterized by severe and recurrent temper outbursts that are inconsistent with the developmental level of the individual. These outbursts are often accompanied by irritability or anger between the outbursts. TDD is a relatively new disorder that was added to the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) as a diagnostic category for children who experience chronic irritability and temper tantrums. It is important to note that bipolar disorder is a separate disorder and not included in the options provided.

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  • 21. 

    Types of Pedofilia

    Correct Answer(s)
    Situational and predatorial
    predatorial and situational
  • 22. 

    What is the most common type of treatment for convicted pedophiles

    Correct Answer(s)
    psychotherapy
    Explanation
    Psychotherapy is the most common type of treatment for convicted pedophiles. This form of therapy focuses on addressing the underlying psychological issues and helping individuals develop coping strategies to manage their thoughts and behaviors. It aims to reduce the risk of reoffending by helping offenders understand their motivations and develop empathy for their victims. Psychotherapy can involve various techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, group therapy, and relapse prevention strategies, tailored to the specific needs of each individual. It is an essential component of the rehabilitation process for convicted pedophiles.

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  • 23. 

    Over twenty percent of the population reported being sexually attracted to children.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that more than 20% of the population admitted to having a sexual attraction towards children. This is a disturbing and alarming statistic, indicating a significant issue within society. It highlights the importance of addressing and preventing child sexual abuse, as well as the need for education and support for individuals with such attractions to ensure the safety and well-being of children.

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