UIUC PSYC 238 - Quiz Answers (3 pages)

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Quiz One Answer 1 What is the emphasis of the DSM s definition of abnormal behavior a personal distress 2 A problem with defining abnormal behavior in terms of deviation from stats norms is that the definition a is unclear how unusual the behavior must be to considered abnormal 3 Lifetime prevalence one year statistics 4 A researcher described her approach to understanding mental disorders as bio psycho social what does she mean a integration of biological psychological and social factors provide the most useful approach for discovering the cause of most mental disorders 5 Manic behavior is an example of a phenotype 6 Higher concordance rates for a given trait in MZ twins than DZ twins provides evidence that the trait may be influenced by a genetic causes 7 According to the principles of operant conditioning what happens when negative reinforcement is applied a behavior will increase reinforcement always increases behavior 8 Two clinical psychologists each interview and diagnose a group of patients The extent to which they agree on the diagnosis of each patient is called a reliability 9 According to the DSM IV disorders on Axis I can be distinguished from disorders on Axis II in which of the following ways10 Quiz Two Answer 1 You are given the topic of age and mood disorders for a term paper in abnormal psychology What is the best title for your paper a High Rates of Depression in the Elderly Correcting the Myth 2 Hypomania is an episode involving a High energy but less severe than mania 3 The difference between bipolar I and bipolar II disorder is that a With bipolar I disorder an individual must have manic or mixed episode and with bipolar II disorder a person must alternate between hypomania and major depressive episode 4 Mary fails a calculus exam Other students who failed complained it was too hard Mary is convinced she failed because of a personal deficit a Internal 5 The state legislature is considering enacting measures that will have an impact in reducing



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