A breakdown in selective attention is most likely to be experienced by those who suffer from:
Anthony is a 32 year old, well above average in intelligence, and quite charming. He has swindled several elderly people out of their life savings, and he seems to have little feeling for his victims, nor does he fear the consequences of getting caught. His behavior is evidence of:
Jabar, a 25 year old auto-mechanic, thinks he is Napoleon. He further believes he is being imprisoned against his will in the mental hospital where his relatives have brought him for treatment. Jabar is most likely suffering from:
Stressful Life Experiences
The vicious cycle of depression is often initiated by:
Although Mrs. Petrides usually sits passively in a motionless stupor, she repetitiously shakes her head or waves her arms. She most likely suffers from:
Anti-Social Personality Disorder
There is some evidence that a relatively low level of autonomic nervous system arousal may contribute to:
False beliefs of persecution that may accompany schizophrenia are called:
An abnormal shrinkage of cerebral tissue is most likely to be associated with:
Prenatal Viral Infections
Evidence suggests that _______ contribute(s) to schizophrenia.
Lack of Guilt Feelings
An antisocial personality disorder is most likely to be characterized by:
Mania is most likely to be characterized by feelings of:
Evidence that symptoms of dissociative identity disorder are triggered by the suggestions and leading questions of therapists most clearly points out the importance of _______ in the onset of this disorder.
Noah's therapist suggests that Noah developed a dissociative identity disorder in order to misbehave without feeling a strong sense of personal shame. The therapist's suggestion most directly reflects a ______ perspective.
Abnormally low levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin are associated with:
The dramatic increase in reported cases of dissociative identity disorder during the past 40 or so years most strongly suggests that symptoms of this disorder involve.
Major Depressive Disorder
For the last month, Gabrielle has felt lethargic and has been unable to get out of bed in the morning. She has withdrawn from friends and family because she feels worthless and unlovable. Gabrielle is most likely suffering from:
Mania is most likely to be associated with a(n):
Major Depressive Disorder (2)
Norby, an 18 year old college freshman, has missed almost all his classes during the past month. He spends most of his time in his bedroom, frequently not even bothering to get dressed or eat meals. He thinks his whole life has been a failure and blames himself for being a social misfit. Norby is most likely from:
Because it is so pervasive, ______ is often considered "the common cold" of psychological disorders.
A therapist suggests that Mr. Ozawa's fear of darkness can probably be traced back to his early childhood when he was occasionally beaten and locked up in a small, dark closet by an older brother. The therapist's suggestion most clearly reflects a ________ perspective.
Which perspective suggests that explaining our own failures in terms that are global, stable, and internal contributes to depression.
The social-cognitive perspective has emphasized that depression is perpetuated by:
Bipolar Disorder (2)
George Frideric Handel composed his "Messiah" during three weeks of intense, creative energy. Many believe Handel suffered from a mild case of:
Disruptions in conscious and awareness and sense of identity are most characteristic of __________ disorders.
William, an airplane pilot, is unable to remember anything of a bomb raiding in which his plain was severely damaged and 2 crew members were killed. Because he himself suffered no physical injuries, psychologists suspect that William probably suffers from a:
A therapist suggests that Maria is depressed because she attributes her failures to her own incompetence instead of blaming her parents and teachers for the unreasonable demands that they place on her. The therapist's interpretation most clearly reflects a _____________ perspective.
Although it has been 2 years since his girlfriend left him, Joaquin still suffers from depression. His therapist believes that Joaquin remains depressed because the girlfriend reminded him of his mother, who died when he was a child. The therapist's interpretation most clearly reflects the __________ perspective.
Feelings of Personal Worthlessness
A major depressive disorder is most likely to be characterized by: