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Psychology Chapter 13 Mastery Quiz
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In _____, a person exhibits persistent distress due to harmful thoughts, feelings, and actions.
_____ disorders are characterized by distressing, persistent nervousness or by maladaptive behaviors that reduce the feeling.
Twenty-year-old Brianna lives in a small town. She has always been extremely shy, but lately she has been feeling intensely afraid that others are scrutinizing her. She avoids speaking in class, she no longer goes to parties, and she starts trembling whenever she is in a public place. Brianna seems to be suffering from _____ disorder.
This drug is both a stimulant and a mild hallucinogen that can destroy serotonin-producing neurons with repeated use.
The police brought Elaine to the emergency room after she was seen running down the street in her underwear and yelling that she "has the power!" Elaine was also spending large amounts of money across town and was rude and reckless over the last five days. In the emergency room, she would not be quiet long enough for the nurse to ask her questions. Elaine is MOST likely suffering from a _____ disorder.
The brains of people who suffer from depression tend to have low levels of:
A _____ is a false belief that often accompanies schizophrenia.
Jared has not read the chapter on psychological disorders, so he misunderstands some basic facts. For example, he believes that schizophrenia refers to a multiple personality split rather than a split from:
In stressful situations, people with antisocial personality disorder show _____ when compared with people unaffected by the disorder.
less fear and less autonomic arousal
Who is MOST likely to commit a violent criminal act?
Marco, who has schizophrenia
Elsa is a 50-year-old teacher who is openly gay. According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in 2013, Elsa's homosexuality:
is NOT classified as an illness
Symptoms that can be incorrectly perceived as a heart attack are MOST characteristic of _____ disorder.
If someone has an intense fear of speaking in public, eating out, or going to parties, that person may be suffering from _____ disorder.
Samantha has tried marijuana for the first time. What is the likelihood that she will become addicted?
John is not interested in going out with friends or even answering the phone. He has let a number of bills go unpaid, is sleeping 12 to 13 hours a day, and cannot concentrate at work. He has called in sick to work at least once each week. John is MOST likely suffering from a ____ disorder.
Boris is a prolific painter. However, he is also prone to periods of hopelessness and depression, which are followed by periods of mania. It is very likely that Boris is suffering from a(n) _____ disorder.
Schizophrenia is a severe disorder that is NOT characterized by:
Therapeutic drugs that block dopamine receptors are MOST likely to reduce:
In _____ disorder, the affected person is aggressive and ruthless and shows no sign of the conscience that would inhibit wrongdoing.
Who is MOST likely to commit a violent act?
Mark, who is an alcoholic
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