Antisocial Personality Disorder

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Antisocial Quizzes & Trivia

Beck and DSM data of APD


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    To diagnose and individual with antisocial personality disorder...
    • A. 

      conduct disorder is not a needed precursor

    • B. 

      Conduct disorder needs to be a dual diagnosis

    • C. 

      conduct disorder is a needed precursor

    • D. 

      A diagnosis of conduct disorder is usually also diagnosed in roughtly half of individuals

  • 2. 
    Antisocial Personality Disorder is:
    • A. 

      A pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and lack of empathy

    • B. 

      A pervasive pattern of disregard for or violation of the rights of others

    • C. 

      A repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in which the basic rights of others or major age"'appropriate societal normsor rules are violated

    • D. 

      A pattern of excessive emotionality and attention seeking

  • 3. 
    Antisocial Personality Disorder is a
    • A. 

      Cluster A Personality Disorder

    • B. 

      Cluster B Personality Disorder

    • C. 

      Cluster C Personality Disorder

  • 4. 
    To be diagnoses with Antisocial Personality Disorder, you must meet ________ or more symptoms under criterion A
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      2

  • 5. 
    To be diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder, you need to have been showing the required behavioral patterns since the age of
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      13

    • C. 

      18

    • D. 

      15

  • 6. 
    To be diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder, the individual must be at least ____ years old
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      13

    • C. 

      18

    • D. 

      15

  • 7. 
    According to the DSM-IV-TR, criteria for antisocial personality disorder are intended to represent an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from
    • A. 

      The individuals familial expectations

    • B. 

      The individual's culture

    • C. 

      The individual's racial or ethnic expectations

    • D. 

      The individual's governing authority

  • 8. 
    Behavioral patterns that are characteristic of APD are manifested in all of the following areas EXCEPT for:
    • A. 

      Affectivity

    • B. 

      Cognition

    • C. 

      Interpersonal functioning

    • D. 

      Feelings of empathy

    • E. 

      Impulse control

  • 9. 
    Individuals with APD view others as:
    • A. 

      Inferior or less deserving

    • B. 

      Critical and judging

    • C. 

      Competitive and exploitable

    • D. 

      Incompetent, sloppy, or lacking in standards

  • 10. 
    Individuals with APD view themselves  as
    • A. 

      Strong, and that the rules don't apply to them

    • B. 

      Always right and that the rules don't apply

    • C. 

      Highly competent and moral

    • D. 

      Impressive and deserving of attention

  • 11. 
    Other terms given to antisocial personality disorder in the past have been
    • A. 

      Psychopathy

    • B. 

      Dyssocial

    • C. 

      Sociopathy

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    If an individual with APD engages in a behavior that harms another (either physicaly or emotionally), a typical reaction would be all EXCEPT for:
    • A. 

      "life is unfair"

    • B. 

      "he had it coming anyway"

    • C. 

      "I'll make it right later"

    • D. 

      "losers deserve to lose"

  • 13. 
    An essential feature of APD is that the individual lacks
    • A. 

      Empathy

    • B. 

      The ability to function socially

    • C. 

      To care for others

    • D. 

      A soul

  • 14. 
    Which of the following individuals would be LEAST likely to suffer from APD
    • A. 

      Hitler

    • B. 

      Henry Paulson (past CEO of Goldman Sachs)

    • C. 

      Michael Jackson

    • D. 

      Darth Vader

    • E. 

      Charles Manson

  • 15. 
    Individuals with APD often are also diagnosed with one or more of the following personality disorders, EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Borderline

    • B. 

      Obsessive Compulsive

    • C. 

      Histrionic

    • D. 

      Narcissistic

  • 16. 
    Individuals diagnosed with APD often come from _______ and __________
    • A. 

      Low SES ; rural settings

    • B. 

      Mid SES; urban settings

    • C. 

      Low SES; urban settings

    • D. 

      Low to high SES; urban settings

  • 17. 
    An adult diagnosis of APD is especially likely if the individual was diagnosed with___________ as a child
    • A. 

      Conduct disorder

    • B. 

      ADHD

    • C. 

      Conduct disorder and ADHD

    • D. 

      Conduct disorder and depression or anxiety

  • 18. 
    APD is diagnoses ____ in males than in females
    • A. 

      Less than

    • B. 

      Higher

    • C. 

      Relatively equal

  • 19. 
    ____________ disorder is the most commonly co-diagnosed with APD
    • A. 

      Narcissistic personality

    • B. 

      ADHD

    • C. 

      Substance

    • D. 

      Conduct disorder

  • 20. 
    _______ ________ _________ can be used to describe criminal, aggressive, or other antisocial behavior that comes to clinical attention but does not meet full criteria for APD
    • A. 

      Adult antisocial behavior

    • B. 

      Adult maladaptive behavior

    • C. 

      Adult conduct behavior

  • 21. 
    Treatment of APD is usually 
    • A. 

      Quite successful but time consuming

    • B. 

      Only works to better manage the disruptive behaviors instead of building a better moral structure

    • C. 

      Never able to alter behaviors or thought patterns of individuals

    • D. 

      More effective in women than men

  • 22. 
    Personality is defined as
    • A. 

      Then emotions and attitudes specific to the individual across time and situations

    • B. 

      Characteristic way that a person behaves and thinks across time and situations.

    • C. 

      Beliefs and behavioral attributes a person chooses to display in social settings

  • 23. 
    Schemas are
    • A. 

      Behavioral structures through which we act on the environment

    • B. 

      A person's behavioral repetoire

    • C. 

      Cognitive structures through which we process incoming information

    • D. 

      Characteristic way that a person behaves and thinks across time and situations.

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      Justification

    • B. 

      Thinking is believing

    • C. 

      Personal infallibility

    • D. 

      Feelings make facts

    • E. 

      The impotence of others

    • F. 

      Needing protection

    • G. 

      Low-impact consequences