Diminished Capacity in Psychology: Definition & Examples

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Diminished psychological capacity primarily means that your ability to _____ has been affected.

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1. Alzheimer's Disease often causes diminished capacity by _____.

2. The loss of your ability to take effective action is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz, you'll need to be familiar with diminished capacity in psychology. You'll answer a question about Alzheimer's disease while completing this multiple-choice quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following topics:

  • Meaning of diminished psychological capacity
  • How Alzheimer's disease causes diminished capacity
  • Loss of your ability to take effective action
  • Signs of diminished capacity
  • How dementia results in diminished capacity

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the meaning of diminished psychological capacity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Alzheimer's disease causes diminished capacity
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding loss of your ability to take effective action and interpret it correctly

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