Assessing the Diathesis-Stress Model: Strengths and Weaknesses

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Which is true of the diathesis-stress model?

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1. Sue and Lue are identical twins. Sue has a mental illness but Lue does not. According to the diathesis-stress model, why is this?

2. A twin study does which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the benefits and limitations of using the diathesis-stress model of abnormality. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what the model states and what its benefits are.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The main characteristics of the diathesis-stress model
  • Strengths of the diathesis-stress model
  • The defining characteristics of a twin study
  • Why twins who share genetics may turn out different from each other
  • Limitations of the diathesis-stress model

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the pros and cons of the diathesis-stress model
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the content of the diathesis-stress model and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about twin studies

Additional Learning

To learn more about the different facets of this model, review the corresponding lesson on the Pros and Cons of the Diathesis-Stress Model. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the diathesis-stress model
  • Review the strengths and limitations of this model
  • Apply this model to a scenario involving twins
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