Genetic Influence on Psychological Disorders


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How is psychopathology defined?

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1. How are psychological disorders influenced by genetic factors?

2. All of the following statements are true, EXCEPT:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll need to correctly answer questions on topics like risk factors for psychopathology, inheritance and true/false statements related to psychological disorders in order to pass this quiz. You'll get your scores as soon as you finish.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to answer questions about the following:

  • The term for the deviation from normal behavioral/mental processes
  • Facts about genetic links to psychopathology
  • The effects of having a biological parent with psychopathology
  • The risk factors for developing psychopathology

Skills Practiced

While taking this quiz, you'll also be able to work on developing the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on how genes influence psychological disorders
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding risk factors for psychological disorders and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the genetic links to particular types of disorders

Additional Learning

Be sure to check out the corresponding lesson, Genetic Influence on Psychological Disorders, to continue your studies. Topics covered by this lesson include the following:

  • An example of a person suffering from a psychopathology
  • Schizophrenia
  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Genetic risk factors