Answer the questions, True or false
Instructions: Circle the T or the F.
T or F? A generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by irrational fear of an object, person, or place.
T or F? While studying, Doug was suddenly overwhelmed by feelings of intense dread that lasted for
several minutes and was accompanied by shortness of breath, dizziness, and heart palpitations. This
describes generalized anxiety disorder.
T or F? Doug often misses his college classes because of his fear of becoming embarrassed during
social interactions. This is an example of social phobia.
T or F? Doug is so afraid of spiders that he avoids most outdoor activities and even refuses to go to the
basement of his own house alone. This is an example of PTSD.
T or F? Two years after being shot in a robbery, Brianna still experiences jumpy anxiety and has
trouble sleeping and vivid flashbacks of the crime. Brianna is most clearly showing signs of PTSD.
T or F? Repeatedly checking to see if your stove is turned off is an obsession, while repeatedly
thinking that you set your own house on fire is a compulsion.
T or F? Psychological disorders that are characterized by inflexible, enduring, and socially maladaptive
behavior patterns are called conversion disorders.
T or F? Those with an antisocial personality disorder are most likely to display a fear of social
T or F? Dissociative disorder is characterized by disruptions in conscious awareness and sense of
T or F? Learned helplessness is most closely associated with depression.
T or F? For the last month, Gabrielle has felt lethargic and has been unable to get out of bed in the
morning. She has withdrawn from friends and family because she feels worthless and unlovable.
Gabrielle is most likely to be diagnosed with anxiety disorder.
T or F? After several weeks of feeling sluggish and dissatisfied with his life, Mark has suddenly
become extremely cheerful and so talkative he can’t be interrupted. He seems to need no sleep and
becomes irritated when his friends tell him to slow down. This describes bipolar disorder.
T or F? Mr. Hunt believes that he is the president of the United States and that he will soon become
the “King of the Universe.” These beliefs are called hallucinations.
T or F? Positive symptoms of schizophrenia are the absence of inappropriate behaviors and
cognitions, while negative symptoms are the presence of appropriate behaviors and cognitions.
T or F? A therapist attempts to understand an adult’s psychological disorder by exploring the person’s
childhood experiences and repressed feelings using techniques such as free association and the
analysis of dreams. This describes humanistic therapy.
T or F? A therapist attempts to understand an adult’s psychological disorder using techniques such as
empathy, genuineness, active listening, and unconditional acceptance. This describes cognitive
T or F? Cognitive therapists are most likely to emphasize that emotional disturbances result from
negative interpretations of events.
T or F? The construction of an anxiety hierarchy and training in relaxation are important aspects of
T or F? A therapeutic approach which rewards desired behaviors with small rewards which can later
be turned in for larger rewards is called aversive conditioning
T or F? Repeatedly introducing people to things they fear and avoid is most characteristic of exposure
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