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background image CLP 4143 Exam 1 Study Guide Questions What is Abnormality? 1. Define abnormal psychology. 2. Describe the continuum model of abnormality.  3. Describe the “four Ds” of abnormality.  4. Apply the “four Ds” to determine whether you think a given behavior is abnormal. Ex. Give the 4 D’s of the following scenario: Mark is what you might call a heavy drinker. Although he is only 18, 
he has ready access to alcohol, and most nights he typically drinks 
at least five or six beers. He rarely feels drunk after that much 
alcohol, though, so he might also throw back a few shots, especially 
when he is out partying on Saturday nights. He’s gotten caught a 
few times and received rickets fro underage drinking, but he proudly
displays them on his dorm wall as badges of honor. Mark’s grades 
are not what they could be, but he finds his classes boring and has 
a hard time doing the work. 
5. Discuss how social norms influence what is determined to be  “abnormal.”        Theories of Abnormality 6. Vocabulary:  Biological approach Amygdala Limbic system Neurotransmitters Reuptake
background image Endocrine system Behavior genetics Polygenic Epigenetics Psychological approach Behavioral approaches Classical conditioning Operant conditioning Modeling Systematic desensitization therapy Cognitive theories Cognitions Psychodynamic theories Causal attribution Global assumption Humanistic approaches Self-actualization Family systems theories  Sociocultural approach Diathesis-stress model
background image 7. Describe the biopsychosocial approach to abnormal behavior. 8. Biological theories for abnormality: Describe how structural  abnormalities, biochemical imbalances, and genetic abnormalities may lead 
to abnormal behavior.
9. Describe how family history studies, twin studies, and adoption  studies may be used to examine the role of genetic and environmental 
influences on abnormal behavior (some information will come from class).
10. Psychological theories for abnormality: Describe how behavioral  approaches, cognitive approaches, psychodynamic approaches, and 
humanistic approaches attempt to explain the origins of abnormal behavior.
11. Interpersonal/social theories for abnormality: Describe how  interpersonal approaches (CLASS), family systems approaches, and social 
structural approaches attempt to explain the origins of abnormal behavior. 
12. What is a diathesis-stress model? Does it assume a single cause or  multiple causes for abnormal behaviors?        Assessment and Diagnosis 13.  What is assessment? When and why does assessment occur in  clinical settings? 14. What is a symptom, what is a syndrome, and how are they  related? 15. Why is it important to assess a person’s current symptoms, past  symptoms, and family history of psychological problems? (CLASS) 16. Define validity. Why is it important that psychological assessments  be valid?
background image 17. Define reliability. Why is it important that psychological  assessments be reliable? 18. What are the pros and cons of structured and unstructured clinical  interviews? 19. What do intelligence tests measure? What are some criticisms of  intelligence tests? 20. Why are symptom questionnaires advantageous? 21. What are some uses for personality inventories? 22. What are projective tests and what are some criticisms of them? 23. What are behavior observations? How might a clinician avoid  biased observations? 24. How is self-monitoring used to identify and change behavior? 25. What makes child assessment more difficult than adult  assessment? 26. In what ways can assessment be culturally biased?

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School: Florida State University
Department: OTHER
Course: Abnormal Psychology
Professor: Natalie Sachs-Ericsson
Term: Spring 2017
Tags: abnormal and Psychology
Name: Exam 1 Study Guide CLP 4143
Description: This study guide covers chapters 1-4 with material from class and the textbook.
Uploaded: 01/31/2017
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