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Classification & Diagnosis of Psychological Disorders

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Identifying the nature and cause of an illness is called:

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1. Grouping illnesses together based on similarities is called:

2. A healthy person pretending to have symptoms is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of classification and diagnosis for psychologists. To pass the quiz you'll need to know the process of identifying the nature of an illness is as well as what the primary characteristics of classification are.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The process of identifying the nature of an illness
  • The primary characteristics of classification
  • The term denoting a healthy person pretending to have symptoms
  • The book psychologists use to diagnose patients
  • The psychologist who highlighted the issues with psychological diagnosis

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as somatic patient and pseudopatient
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related classification and diagnosis for psychologists lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the classification and diagnosis for psychologists and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the classification and diagnosis for psychologists, review the corresponding lesson called Classification and Diagnosis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the exact meaning of somatic patient
  • Know how the DSM is divided
  • Know the primary characteristics of classification
  • Explain Rosenhan's experiment and findings
  • Explain what the DSM is used for
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