Abnormal Psychology Unit Test Information


ONE OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS WILL BE RANDOMLY SELECTED FOR YOU BY THE TEACHER. BE SURE TO ANSWER THE ASSIGNED QUESTION AND ONLY THE ASSIGNED QUESTION.

  • One of the recurring themes in the study of psychology is nature vs. nurture. Explain how this issue is evident in each of the following areas of psychology:
  • schizophrenia
  • motivation
  • gender
  • sex
  • alcohol use

  • Fred is a young man. He’s 25, recently married, and works for a struggling donut shop. In recent months, Fred has become much more argumentative with others, especially his wife and his co-workers. Explain how the following may influence his behavior. Be sure to give concrete examples.
  • mood disorders
  • defense mechanisms
  • motivation
  • frustration-aggression principal
  • observational learning
  • drug use
  • insomnia
  • gender schema theory

  • What is the DSM-IV? How is it used? What are some criticisms of it? What are the pros and cons of labeling people with psychological disorders?




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