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Chapter 12 psychology test
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People are said to have "retreated from reality" when they suffer from ____________.
A person who has periods of extreme mania suffers from __________.
A Mood Disorder
A person who is impulsive, dishonest, emotionally cold, and manipulative may suffer from __________.
Agoraphobia is most often a feature of ____________.
Delusions and hallucinations are most characteristic of _____________.
An anxiety disorder characterized by repetitive thoughts and actions.
An anxiety disorder marked by persistent, irrational fear and avoidance of a specific object or situation is which disorder?
An anxiety disorder marked by episodes of intense dread in which a person experiences terror, and accompanying chest pains, choking, or other frightening sensations (resembles a heart attack)
An intense fear of being scrutinized by others is a ____________.
Behavior is classified as disordered when it is
Joe has an intense, irrational fear of snakes. He is suffering from ___________.
Sharon is continually tense, jittery, and apprehensive for no specific reason. She would probably be diagnosed as suffering a ____________________.
generalized anxiety disorder
Irene occasionally experiences unpredictable episodes of intense dread accompanied by chest pains and a sensation of smothering. Since her symptoms have no apparent cause, they would probably be classified as indicative of:
On Monday, Matt felt optimistic, energetic, and on top of the world. On Tuesday, he felt hopeless and lethargic, and thought that the future looked very grim. Matt would most likely be diagnosed as having:
an extreme elevated mood, characteristic of bipolar disorder
Hearing voices would be a(n) ________; believing that you are Napoleon would be a(n) ________.
Which of the following is NOT a symptom of schizophrenia?
False beliefs that are held even when the facts contradict them are called ____________.
Among the following, which is generally accepted as a possible cause of schizophrenia?
a genetic predisposition
False beliefs that may accompany psychological disorders?
A person who has gone shopping and maxed out all of their credit cards in a matter of a few hours is said to be in a state of mania.
The most common delusional thinking is thoughts of persecution-someone is "out to get them"
Normal, is what is comfortable for you and acceptable by others in your group.
Intense fear of being judged, evaluated or humiliated by others is a social phobia
The definition of psychology, according to your text, from chapter 1 on the first day of class is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.
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