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Personality Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following characteristics is indicative of someone who scores high on a neuroticism scale?

Question 2 2. To be diagnosed with histrionic personality disorder, an individual must be what age or older?

Question 3 3. Antisocial personality disorder is BEST defined as:

Question 4 4. What is considered deviant behavior:

Question 5 5. What is a diagnosis of personality disorders based on?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT one of the big five personality characteristics?

Question 7 7. The set of core personality traits identified by personality researchers Costa and McRrae are commonly referred to as the big _____

Question 8 8. Which of the following descriptions suggests that you might have a Cluster A personality disorder?

Question 9 9. What do we call someone who willingly abuses and hurts others?

Question 10 10. Tony loved to be the center of attention. He studied joke books so that he could be seen as funny by others. He would often crack jokes at parties, but his jokes were often directed at hurting others and making them uncomfortable. He didn't understand that his jokes were deeply hurting others' feelings. Which of the following symptoms, all characteristic of narcissistic personality disorder, is Tony NOT showing?

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Question 11 11. Prevailing theories in psychology suggest that the main factors influencing our personalities include all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 12 12. How does gender bias play a role in the diagnosis of individuals with personality disorders?

Question 13 13. Lynette feels socially inept and has a constant fear of being shamed or rejected by others. As a result, she avoids interacting in social situations and is reserved in her close relationships. This is an example of a _____.

Question 14 14. Which of the following would most likely not be true of a person with an antisocial personality disorder?

Question 15 15.

Mrs. Johnson, a guidance counselor, has a new student, Anthony, in her office.

Anthony was caught with his teacher's cell phone in his backpack after other students told the principal that they saw him take it. Last week, Anthony ran away from home for 3 days. This is not the first time that he has run from home. When Mrs. Johnson tries to do Anthony's assessment, he insults her and threatens to visit her house and hurt her if she does not stop counseling him.

Which of the following does Anthony most likely have?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following characters would most probably have suffered from histrionic personality disorder?

Question 17 17. What is the approximate success rate of treatment for someone who has MNPD?

Question 18 18. You avoid social situations, experience little emotion, and believe that you can read and control other people's thoughts. Which personality disorder do you most likely have?

Question 19 19. Which of the following statements is FALSE about Personality Disorders?

Question 20 20. In the U.S., psychopathy is not itself a diagnosis, but is generally considered to be a symptom of what?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT a similarity between borderline and narcissistic personality disorders?

Question 22 22. Which of the following makes diagnosing schizotypal personality disorder difficult?

Question 23 23. Which of these does not describe borderline personality disorder patients?

Question 24 24. _____ are a person's usual ways of thinking, behaving and feeling.

Question 25 25. Common behaviors associated with suicidality in Borderline Personality Disorder include _____.

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Question 26 26. Calvin is a singer who gets anxious when speaking to large groups. However, once he starts singing, he immediately feels confident and calm. This transient action is an example of:

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

Question 28 28. According to research a person who scores high on scales of neuroticism tend to report _____

Question 29 29. Borderline Personality Disorder is coded on which Axis of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is an example of a deviant act?

Personality Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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