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Personality Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. Which of these does not describe borderline personality disorder patients?

Question 3 3. What is a diagnosis of personality disorders based on?

Question 4 4. All personality disorders involve difficulty with _____.

Question 5 5. Joan has a personality disorder that causes her to feel very little in the way of emotion. Which cluster is she likely in?

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Question 6 6. _____ are a person's usual ways of thinking, behaving and feeling.

Question 7 7. Which of the following would most likely not be true of a person with an antisocial personality disorder?

Question 8 8. Which of the following makes diagnosing schizotypal personality disorder difficult?

Question 9 9. Mary often spends her time alone. When she has to be out, she can usually be found in the corner of the room. She doesn't want to be rejected, so Mary usually just avoids speaking to others. Which of the following personality disorders does Mary most likely have?

Question 10 10. Which cluster involves being fearful of others?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following statements is FALSE about Personality Disorders?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is more likely found in a person with schizoid personality disorder as compared to a person with borderline personality disorder?

Question 13 13. What is the main difference between OCD and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT a trait of Schizoid Personality Disorder?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is the similarity between all the personality disorders in Cluster B?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. Which of the following descriptions suggests that you might have a Cluster A personality disorder?

Question 18 18. Your friend Marta is obsessed with how she looks. She craves attention, and is obviously flustered when she does not get it. If any of your other friends mention anything remotely negative about her, Marta throws a temper tantrum. Which of the following personality disorders might Marta have?

Question 19 19. Prevailing theories in psychology suggest that the main factors influencing our personalities include all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 20 20. Julia is sixteen years old. Her mother takes her to a psychologist because she no longer knows what to do with her. She was sleeping with her married teacher. When he refused to leave his wife for her, she faked being sexually assaulted by him. The teacher ended up going to jail and losing his job at the school before Julia admitted that she staged the entire attack. What may make a patient like Julia so hard to diagnose?

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Question 21 21. A personality trait is considered to be _____.

Question 22 22. Nancy was in an abusive relationship for many years. Her partner has recently passed away, and Nancy is desperately trying to find a new love interest. In fact, she feels as if she won't survive if she doesn't find a new partner. From which of the following might Nancy be suffering?

Question 23 23. Which of the following gives the best similarity between all personality disorder patients?

Question 24 24. _____ is a psychological disorder that involves behaviors which make it difficult for an individual to have successful interpersonal relationships.

Question 25 25. How does gender bias play a role in the diagnosis of individuals with personality disorders?

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Question 26 26. Gregg feels superior to others. He tells you that he doesn't care about the feelings of other people, and explains that he knows that he is always right. Gregg doesn't understand why others don't agree with him all the time. Which of the following personality disorders might Gregg have?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is best associated with identity disturbance?

Question 28 28. Which trait best describes the cluster C personality disorders?

Question 29 29. You are convinced that people are out to get you, you react in a hostile manner in social interactions, and you experience little emotion. Which personality disorder do you most likely have?

Personality Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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