Compulsive Behavior: Definition & Symptoms


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A person cannot stop thinking about something bad happening to his family. This is known as a:

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1. A person cannot stop thinking about a terrible car crash and so she walks up and down the stairs to her front door over and over each day before leaving. This is known as:

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of compulsive behavior?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz and worksheet, you will be mainly assessed on examples of compulsive behavior and be provided with sample scenarios in which you will be asked to diagnose the problem at hand.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be examined on:

  • The term for when people can't escape their negative thoughts
  • What it's called when one performs a certain behavior after negative thoughts
  • Examples of compulsive behavior
  • The urge to pull out one's hair out to relieve anxiety
  • The urge to pick at one's skin

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about compulsive behavior
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how humans deal with negative thoughts in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding different disorders and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you desire to gain more knowledge of compulsive behavior, review the lesson called Compulsive Behavior: Definition & Symptoms. This lesson will give you the opportunity to learn more about the following topics:

  • How people act when they're struggling with compulsive behavior
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Recurring thoughts
  • Compulsive shopping