PSYC 645 Quiz 1 Introduction

PSYC 645 Quiz 1: Introduction to Developmental Psychopathology

  1. Children in Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe are less likely to have access to quality mental health services. These countries may be classified as:
  2. The major difference between psychopathology and developmental psychopathology is the:
  3. Uyenco wants to know how many new cases of autism are diagnosed each year in her particular state. Which type of data should she access?
  4. According to Mukolo, Heinger, and Wallston (2010) the stigma of mental illness includes all EXCEPT which of the following?
  5. Schwiesow, a school psychologist, is interested in understanding whether the student she is evaluating displays off- task behaviors that are much higher than that of same-aged peers. She is likely to be considering psychopathology from which perspective?
  6. Jones tells her psychology class that it is dicult to determine one true definition of psychopathology. Which of the following statements would best support her assertion regarding developmental psychopathology?
  7. A child’s behaviors might be considered typical or adaptive in one situation but not in another because these behaviors may:
  8. Tolan and Dodge (2005) assert that “the current state of affairs not only fails to take responsibility for the health and welfare of children, it also fails to recognize the costs and waster in economic and human potential.” Which of the following aspects of allocation of resources would these authors most likely promote?
  9. The authors of this text assert that psychopathology is best understood in relationship to:
  10. At age 6, Allison’s temper tantrums are more frequent and intense than her same-aged peers. Allison’s behavior may be considered pathological based on which of these criteria?
  11. Sameroff (1993) stated that “all life is characterized by disturbance that is overcome, and that only through disturbance can we advance and grow.” How does this statement further the understanding of developmental psychopathology?
  12. Which of the following statements most accurately represents the orientation of most contemporary developmental psychopathology theorists and researchers?
  13. A researcher who is seeking to understanding the role of genetics in the development of childhood schizophrenia might be in the eld of:
  14. Lisa’s therapist is working with her to help determine at which point in development she became “stuck” in a maladaptive pattern of behaviors. Lisa’s therapist most likely is following which model of psychopathology?
  15. A ________ psychologist would believe that maladaptive patterns of behavior have been learned through reinforcement of those behaviors.
  16. Anna’s teacher is baffled as to why she continually acts out during math class. When she acts out she is sent to the school psychologist who allows her to play with one of the “fidget toys” in her office. The acting out behavior is increasing. From a behavioral perspective what can be said about the role of the school psychologist in Anna’s behavior?
  17. Which of the following model would endorse the belief that psychopathology exists on a continuum of typical and atypical behaviors, thoughts and feelings?
  18. When studying different types of families, researchers might consider all EXCEPT which of the following characteristics?
  19. The study of human connectome that explains how different regions of the brain work together are focused on which type of connectivity?
  20. The fact that a young child who experiences brain trauma as a young child is more likely to recover language skills than an older adult who experiences the same type of brain trauma may be due to:
  21. The group of school children who were in New York City during the September 11th attacks on the Trade Center might be considered a ________ because of this shared experience.
  22. Jean and Jane are identical twins who live in the same household and are in two different second grade classrooms. When looking at variations in Jean and Jane’s development researchers might consider the influence of their family, known as their ___________ environment and their classrooms which is known as their _____________ environment.
  23. The authors of this text present the “big theories” of developmental psychopathology. What is the best definition of “big theories”?
  24. Leak tells her psychology students that the hallucinations experienced by her young patient came on suddenly and could not have been predicted by previous behaviors. Her belief about her patient’s illness is most consistent with the _________ model of psychopathology.
  25. Which model of psychopathology considers the role of culture in the development of maladaptive behaviors?


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