Political Essay

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ch14 Student: ___________________________________________________________________________ 1. Abnormal behavior is behavior that is: A. deviant, maladaptive, or personally distressful. B. always bizarre and distressing to others. C. significantly different from normal behavior. D. culturally unacceptable and very distressing to others. Susan is in high school and washes her hands after every class. Her hand washing involves a ritual in which she must wash and dry her hands twice, always with the third paper towel. Her friends are supporting her as she tries to deal with this disorder, while some students just consider her "weird". Susan's behavior would best fit which definition of abnormality? A. biological B. personally distressful C. deviant D. interactional Thomas is an excellent salesman and would like to be considered for the higher paid positions in the company. However, all of these positions would require him to fly weekly, and Thomas is deathly afraid of flying. In fact, rather than taking a flight, Thomas drove three days just to go to his brother's wedding, and he missed the annual family reunion because he did not have time to drive there. Thomas' behavior would best fit which definition of abnormality? A. deviant B. personally distressful C. interactional D. maladaptive Annie puts on a "happy face" at work to the extent that no one would know that Annie is deeply depressed. Annie's behavior would best fit which definition of abnormality? A. deviant B. personally distressful C. interactional D. maladaptive The medical model asserts that abnormal behavior is caused by: A. environmental factors. B. sociocultural factors. C. biological factors. D. unresolved unconscious conflicts. "Depression is a disease. People who are depressed have a mental illness," says Jack. It appears that Jack subscribes to the ______ model of abnormal behavior. A. medical B.

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