Biological and Medical History of Abnormality in Psychology


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Brian believes firmly in the somatogenic theory. With which of the following statements would Brian's beliefs most closely align?

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1. How did Mesmer treat hysteria?

2. Who is considered the founder of American psychiatry?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Somatogenic theory is a psychological theory, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the history surrounding the theory. Some topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the definition of somatogenic theory and the early pioneers of the theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of somatogenic theory
  • Franz Anton Mesmer's contribution to somatogenic theory
  • Emil Kraepelin's contribution to psychology
  • The definition of lobotomy
  • Modern treatments for mental illness

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the history of somatogenic theory
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of somatogenic theory and how it relates to the treatment of mental illness today
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Emil Kraepelin's contribution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about past and present treatment methods for mental illness

Additional Learning

To learn more about treating mental illness, review the accompanying lesson on the History of Somatogenic Theory. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define somatogenic theory
  • Understand how bipolar disorder can be seen in somatogenic theory
  • Know the history of and important contributors to somatogenic theory
  • Understand early treatments for mental illness
  • Understand treatments for mental illness commonly used today