Question Points 1. Which hypothesis states that abnormal behavior is similar to normal behavior but

Question Points
1. Which
hypothesis states that abnormal behavior is similar to normal behavior but is a
more severe and harmful form of it?
a. Continuity
hypothesis
b. Psychoanalytic
hypothesis
c. Discontinuity
hypothesis
d. Medical
hypothesis

2. Actions,
thoughts, and feelings that are harmful to yourself or others defines ______
behavior.
a. abnormal
b. violent
c. atypical
d. aberrant

3. In
defining hyperactivity-impulsivity, which of the following would qualify as a
characteristic of hyperactivity-impulsivity?
a. Often remains
seated in times of distraction
b. Rarely talks
excessively
c. Knows the answers
but never blurts them out
d. Often leaves seat
when should remain seated

4. How does
prior experience with stress influence our ability to deal with future stress?
a. Eventually all
possible stressful events are experiences, causing no more stress.
b. Each stressful
event is handled uniquely, with no influence from past events.
c. The more previous
experience with stress, the better future stress is handled.
d. The more stress
accumulates overall, the worse the reaction to future stress.

5. The last
stage of the general adaptation syndrome is:
a. alarm.
b. resistance.
c. exhaustion.
d. plateau.

6. Married
persons, compared to people who are single in their adult years:
a. have the same
levels of health.
b. have lowered
levels of benefits compared to single persons.
c. experience
happier but not healthier lives.
d. have greater
health benefits.

7. The first
step in responding to stress is often the production of hormones and the
mobilization of bodily resources. This first stage is referred to as the:
a. avoidance
reaction stage.
b. resistance stage.
c. alarm reaction
stage.
d. adjustment phase.

8. Why is it
so difficult to define abnormal behavior?
a. Psychologists
have no standardized diagnostic criteria.
b. Abnormal
behaviors are rarely clearly distinguishable.
c. Diagnosis
involves subjective judgments.
d. Supernatural
components are involved.

9. An
individual who is described as having “blunted affect” would most
likely:
a. have an
obsessive-compulsive disorder.
b. have a phobic
disorder.
c. find little
enjoyment in life.
d. be experiencing a
manic episode.

10. In the
DSM-IV-TR, personality disorders are known as Axis ______ disorders.
a. II
b. I
c. III
d. IV

11. The good
news about major depression is that it is episodic, meaning that:
a. it doesn’t get
worse over time.
b. it is treatable
with medication.
c. for many people
it goes away.
d. certain types of
memories are lost.

12. In the
DSM-IV-TR system, there are five:
a. personality
traits.
b. problems.
c. diagnoses.
d. axes.

13. According
to research, women’s reactions to stress tend to be more:
a. fight or flight.
b. out of sight, out
of mind.
c. tend and
befriend.
d. stress and storm.

14. A
stressful event can be perceived as less stressful if you believe you:
a. strongly believe
in religion.
b. have a solution
to the problem.
c. cannot predict
the stress.
d. have control over
the stress.

15. High
levels of depression are ______ among individuals undergoing stress.
a. uncommon
b. common
c. rare
d. nonexistent

16. Attempts
to deal with the source of stress or to control our reactions to it, or both,
describe:
a. the alarm
reaction.
b. exhaustion.
c. coping.
d. frustration.

17. Upsetting
emotions and depression may affect the immune system by:
a. reducing the
body’s resistance to disease.
b. increasing the
resistance of the autonomic nervous system.
c. reducing the
response time of a person’s general adaptation response.
d. increasing
tolerance to microstressors.

18. Which of
the following is a characteristic of inattention?
a. Rarely forgetful
b. Frequent
interruptions
c. Excessive talking
d. Often
disorganized

19. Abnormal
behavior is defined in terms of ______ rather than _______.
a. rarity;
commonness
b. the law; the
psychologist
c. harm; unusualness
d. unusualness;
legally
20. Based on
research findings, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder always begins:
a. because of
parents.
b. with drug use.
c. in childhood.
d. as paranoia.