Multiple Personalities Disorder: Symptoms & Summary


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Willa was raised in a suburb that bordered an impoverished city. When she was growing up, Willa was neglected by her mother who was addicted to drugs and was abused by her mother's boyfriend. Willa's dissociation into multiple personalities was most likely caused by which of the following?

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1. When diagnosed, DID patients often have which of the following symptoms?

2. Why do psychologists doubt the existence of Dissociative Identity Disorder?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Multiple Personalities Disorder, or Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), has proven to be quite controversial in psychology. This quiz will have you recall various statements about DID.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This multiple personalities quiz is here for you to test your ability to:

  • Recall the likely cause of dissociation into multiple personalities
  • Recognize a common symptom in Dissociative Identity Disorder patients
  • Understand the doubts of some psychologists regarding the disorder
  • Determine the most common DID treatment

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw relevant information from the lesson on DID
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired about the controversy surrounding Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions about treating the disorder

Additional Learning

To dig deeper into this subject, complete the accompanying lesson called Multiple Personalities Disorder: Symptoms, Lesson & Quiz. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain how the disorder is diagnosed
  • Examine possible DID causes and treatments
  • Explore the legacy of the case of Shirley Mason