Psychology Quiz: Child Bhaviour Disorders!

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Psychology Quiz: Child Bhaviour Disorders! - Quiz

Just like adults, children are not immune to psychological disorders. Being that you are planning on becoming a Psychiatrist, you must have some knowledge of some of the behavior disorders affecting children. The most common disruptive behavior disorders include oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Take up this Psychology quiz and see how much you know about them.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Temperament can be described as a characteristic mode of behaviour or the typical reaction a person will tend to exhibit. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Temperament refers to the characteristic mode of behavior or typical reaction that a person tends to exhibit. This means that individuals have consistent patterns of behavior and reactions that can be described as their temperament. Therefore, the statement "Temperament can be described as a characteristic mode of behavior or the typical reaction a person will tend to exhibit" is true.

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  • 2. 

    Psychologists tend to disagree that a difficult or ‘irritable’ temperament in younger life can indicate vulnerability and/or a risk of later issues.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Psychologists tend to disagree that a difficult or 'irritable' temperament in younger life can indicate vulnerability and/or a risk of later issues. This means that psychologists do not believe that a challenging temperament in early life is necessarily indicative of future problems or susceptibility to them.

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  • 3. 

    Research conducted by ______ found evidence to suggest that mothers who were stressed and anxious before the birth will normally continue to have those problems after the birth, possibly to the extent the baby’s arrival has made the situation worse. 

    • A.

      Maslow

    • B.

      Freud

    • C.

      Field

    • D.

      Rogers

    Correct Answer
    C. Field
    Explanation
    Research conducted by Field found evidence to suggest that mothers who were stressed and anxious before the birth will normally continue to have those problems after the birth, possibly to the extent the baby's arrival has made the situation worse. This implies that Field's research supports the idea that maternal stress and anxiety persist post-birth and may even worsen due to the added responsibilities and challenges that come with having a baby.

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  • 4. 

    Resilience as a topic is increasingly becoming a focus of research for psychologists interested in investigating ‘positive psychology’.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that psychologists who are interested in studying "positive psychology" are increasingly focusing on resilience as a topic of research. This implies that there is a growing interest in understanding and promoting resilience as a positive psychological trait.

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  • 5. 

    The five main risk factors include:

    • A.

      Social background

    • B.

      Parental attitudes

    • C.

      Mother's behaviour

    • D.

      Mother's mental state

    • E.

      Father's behaviour

    • F.

      Father's mental state

    • G.

      Marital relationships

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Social background
    B. Parental attitudes
    D. Mother's mental state
    E. Father's behaviour
    G. Marital relationships
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes the five main risk factors: social background, parental attitudes, mother's mental state, father's behavior, and marital relationships. These factors have been identified as significant contributors to various outcomes and can impact a child's development and well-being. Social background refers to the socioeconomic status, cultural context, and community support that a child grows up in. Parental attitudes encompass the beliefs, values, and parenting style of the parents, which can influence the child's upbringing. The mother's mental state and the father's behavior also play a crucial role in a child's development. Additionally, the quality of marital relationships within the family can impact the child's emotional and psychological well-being.

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  • 6. 

    ______, have defined attachment as: “an intense emotional relationship that is specific to two people, that endures over time, and in which prolonged separation from the partner is accompanied by stress and sorrow.” 

    • A.

      Bandura

    • B.

      Ainsworth

    • C.

      Kagan

    • D.

      Kohleberg

    Correct Answer
    C. Kagan
    Explanation
    Kagan is the correct answer because he defined attachment as "an intense emotional relationship that is specific to two people, that endures over time, and in which prolonged separation from the partner is accompanied by stress and sorrow." This definition emphasizes the importance of a strong emotional bond between two individuals and the distress experienced when they are separated for a long period of time.

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  • 7. 

    Attachment disorder’ is the name given to a syndrome that children who have had little or no early experience of attachments can exhibit. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Attachment disorder is indeed the name given to a syndrome that children who have had little or no early experience of attachments can exhibit. This disorder can manifest in various ways, such as difficulty forming and maintaining relationships, lack of trust, and emotional and behavioral issues. Therefore, the statement "Attachment disorder is the name given to a syndrome that children who have had little or no early experience of attachments can exhibit" is true.

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  • 8. 

    Children of consistent parents grow up with feelings of insecurity and anxiety, leading to low self-confidence, lack of an ability to trust others and difficulties with controlling their behaviour.     

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Children of consistent parents do not grow up with feelings of insecurity and anxiety, leading to low self-confidence, lack of an ability to trust others, and difficulties with controlling their behavior.

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