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Abnormal Psychology: Historical and Modern Perspectives




Question;1);In psychology, if the term;?abnormal? means ?away from normal,? what problem;does this definition present when;categorizing someone as being ?abnormal??;A) It does not measure standard deviations.;B) It does not assume that deviation on both sides of average is;negative.;C) It does not assume abnormality is negative.;D) It does not allow for positive deviations.;2) The term;?deviance? implies;A) looking;different.;B) behaving differently.;C) having;a mental illness.;D) engaging;in criminal wrongdoing.;3) Gerry is a;night watchman who has worked at the same company for 25 years. He is described;as very shy and withdrawn around others. While this behavior is not problematic;at work, his relatives find him ?weird? and tend to shun him at family;gatherings. Despite encouragement by his immediate family to mingle, Gerry;hardly speaks to others at these events. According to the ?goodness-of-fit?;concept, Gerry?s behavior would;A) not;be viewed as a problem at family gatherings.;B) not be viewed as a problem at work but would;be viewed as a problem at family gatherings.;C) not;be viewed as a problem at all.;D) only;be viewed as a problem if it caused difficulty for his immediate family.;4) Which of the;following terms is defined as the shared behavioral patterns and lifestyles;that differentiate one group of people from another?;A) race;B) ethnicity;C) culture;D) group;expectations;5) Which statement;below is TRUE of the original definition of a culture-bound illness?;A) It;is less severe than other forms of mental illness.;B) The;abnormal behavior is specific to a particular location or group.;C) It;is usually found only in children.;D) The;behavior usually requires hospitalization in the home culture.;6) The case of James Eagan Holmes described in your text;highlights the;A) shift;from eccentricity to behaving dangerously.;B) stereotyping;of a person with mental illness.;C) importance;of early intervention in culture-bound illnesses.;D) influence;of the media on defining abnormal behavior.;7) Juan is a;freshman at a local university. He gets up at the same time each day and;follows the same pattern: showering and shaving, dressing, and checking his;backpack for required books, notebooks, and pens. Early in the first semester;this behavior took approximately 30 minutes. As the semester progressed, Juan;spent more and more time checking and rechecking his backpack to make sure he;had everything he needed. Toward the end of the semester, Juan was always late;for his first class because of his ?thoroughness.? A psychologist might;conclude that Juan?s behavior is;A) typical;for a conscientious student.;B) dysfunctional;even if not distressful.;C) not;abnormal because it does not cause problems for others.;D) normal;according to the ?goodness-of-fit? model.


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