Strengths and Weaknesses of the Sociocultural Model


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Which of these is NOT true of the sociocultural theory of abnormality?

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1. A sociocultural theorist is most likely to believe _____ caused anxiety in a patient.

2. Which of the following is TRUE about mental illness?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the sociocultural theory. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the strengths of the sociocultural theory of abnormality as well as knowing what a sociocultural theorists would think most likely to be the cause of anxiety.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Strengths of the sociocultural theory
  • Causes of anxiety to the sociocultural theorist
  • Characteristics of labels
  • Origins of mental illness
  • Weakness of the sociocultural theory

Skills Practiced

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

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about sociocultural theory and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related features of the sociocultural model in abnormal psychology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the sociocultural theory of abnormal psychology

Additional Learning

To learn more about advantages and disadvantages of the sociocultural theory, review the corresponding lesson on Strengths and Weaknesses of the Sociocultural Model. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what sociocultural theory is
  • Know the two key causes of psychological disorders to the model
  • Appreciate the strengths of the theory and its success rate
  • Describe the two fundamental weaknesses of the theory