Approaches to Abnormal Psychology: Psychodynamic Through Diathesis-Stress


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The biological approach to abnormal psychology treats mental illness with:

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1. Diathesis is:

2. According to the humanistic view, you can only be your authentic self if:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you quickly assess your understanding of the ways in which mental disorders can be treated. To pass the quiz, you will need to be able to define these approaches and identify terms used in each type of treatment.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • How the biological approach to abnormal psychology treats mental illness
  • The definition of diathesis
  • Details about the humanistic approach
  • How the sociocultural approach treats depression
  • The approach based on Freud's theories

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding how each approach treats mental illnesses
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about abnormal psychology in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast approaches, such as the cognitive approach and the behavioral approach

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Approaches to Abnormal Psychology: Psychodynamic Through Diathesis-Stress. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the abnormal psychology branch of psychology
  • List and define the abnormal psychology approaches to mental illness treatment
  • Provide examples of how each approach works