What is an Emotional Disorder? - Definition & Types


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What does the word 'disorder' mean in psychology?

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1. What two categories make up emotional disorders?

2. What is a mood disorder?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Emotional responses are not always easy to interpret, so this quiz has been built to determine how much you understand about emotional disorders. Quiz questions will mostly ask you to define related terminology and concepts related to these disorders.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these evaluation tools as you determine the extent of your knowledge concerning:

  • How the field of psychology defines 'disorder'
  • The two categories of emotional disorders
  • Definition of a mood disorder
  • Description of the word 'phobia'
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz give you the chance to sharpen the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as mood disorder and phobia
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Additional Learning

To find out even more information on this topic, go to the associated lesson, What is an Emotional Disorder? - Definition & Types. Dig through the lesson to find answers to the quiz questions, then go over the following:

  • How the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V) identifies disorders
  • Examples of mood disorders
  • Other types of related disorders