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Abnormal Psychology: Historical and Modern Perspectives




Question;15) Which of the;following approaches would allow an understanding of how abnormal behavior;varies in severity over time, perhaps increasing and decreasing, or how;behaviors change from one disorder to another?;A) categorical;B) dimensional;C) orthogonal;D) rational;16) William is a;well-educated 40-year-old man who suffers from schizophrenic disorder.;Originally, he was employed as a computer programmer, but he was fired two;months ago because of chronic absenteeism. For the last several weeks he has;been homeless. He sleeps at night in a cardboard box behind a Dunkin Donut;after closing time. Which of the following terms is used to describe William?s;current plight?;A) Downward;shift;B) Downward;drift;C) Downward;SES;D) Downward;trajectory;17) A study in;your text addressing the relationship between SES and the likelihood of;developing a psychological disorder among children found that;A) children from different SES groups develop;psychological disorders at different rates.;B) children;at particular ages develop psychological disorders at different rates.;C) children;from all SES groups develop psychological disorders at the same rates.;D) children;of middle-income parents have the lowest rates of illness.;18) The concept of;?developmental trajectory? expresses the notion that;A) symptoms;of a disorder are always most severe in childhood.;B) symptoms;of a disorder may vary depending on a person?s age.;C) age;determines the presence of a disorder but not symptom expression.;D) a;person?s developmental stage has little bearing on a given diagnosis.;19) Which of the;following statements about differences found in the rates of psychological;disorders in boys and girls at different ages is TRUE?;A) Both;boys and girls peak at approximately the same age.;B) Boys;peak at age 13 but girls peak much earlier.;C) Boys;peak at approximately age 9 or 10 but girls peak in their early 20s.;D) Boys;peak around age 10 but girls reach their peak around age 16.;20) Trephination;as practiced by ancient cultures, was a process whereby;A) the;two halves of the brain were severed.;B) a;small opening was made in the eye socket.;C) the;inner ear was punctured with a sharp object.;D) certain;portions of the skull were cut away.


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