Social Roles and Labeling: Impact on Abnormal Functioning


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What is abnormal psychology?

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1. The pseudopatients in Rosenhan's experiment were diagnosed with:

2. How did Rosenhan's pseudopatients act after being admitted to the psych ward?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of psychological labeling and social roles. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what abnormal psychology is as well as the main concerns regarding psychological diagnosis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of abnormal psychology
  • Major concerns with psychological diagnosis
  • Details of David Rosenhan's experiment
  • Diagnosis of the pseudopatients
  • Behavior characteristics of Rosenhan's pseudopatients

Skills Practiced

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

  • Interpreting information - verify that you understand how diagnoses and labeling correlate with one another
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychological labeling and social roles lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about David Rosenhan's experiment

Additional Learning

To learn more about trying to identify the abnormal in psychology, review the corresponding lesson called Social Roles and Labeling: Impact on Abnormal Functioning. This lesson will help you:

  • Know what abnormal psychology is and its three components
  • Understand the roles played by society and culture in determining abnormality
  • Describe David Rosenhan's experiment on abnormal behavior and the red flags it raised