What is Abnormal Psychology? - Definition and Common Disorders Studied


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Which of these is an example of something that might be studied in abnormal psychology?

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1. Which of the following statements BEST represents the idea behind Somatogenic Theory?

2. Dr. Junger subscribes to Psychogenic Theory in order to find the causes for his patients' abnormalities. Which of the following statements from Dr. Junger BEST represents his belief in this theory?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of abnormal psychology. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include psychogenic theory and schizophrenia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Subjects of abnormal psychology
  • Somatogenic theory
  • Psychogenic theory
  • Symptoms of schizophrenia
  • Challenges of clients with antisocial personality disorder

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related abnormal psychology lesson
  • Information recall- use your knowledge to answer questions about behaviors that are studied in abnormal psychology
  • Making connections- use understanding of the concept antisocial personality disorder to explain why these people are difficult to treat

Additional Learning

To learn more about abnormal psychology, review the lesson called What is Abnormal Psychology? - Definition and Common Disorders Studied. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Define abnormal psychology
  • Review the causes of abnormality
  • Distinguish differences between somatogenic theory and psychogenic theory
  • Recall the common abnormal psychology disorders and typical treatments