Psych Vocab Quiz 3

  1. Personality Disorder:
    A disorder in which a person adopts a persistent, rigid, and maladaptive pattern of behavior that interferes with normal social interactions
  2. Psychopathology:
    The study of abnormal behavior
  3. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder:
    The disorder in which intruding, recurring thoughts or obsessions create anxiety that is relieved by performing a repetitive, ritualistic behavior or mental act (compulsion)
  4. Phobia:
    An irrational, persistent fear of an object, situation, or social activity
  5. Bipolar Disorder:
    Severe mood swings between major depressive episodes and manic episodes
  6. Dissociative Disorders:
    Disorders in which there is a break in conscious awareness, memory, the sense of identity, or some combination
  7. Major Depression:
    Severe depression that comes on suddenly and seems to have no external cause, or is too severe for current circumstances
  8. Hallucinations:
    False sensory perceptions, such as hearing voices that do not really exist
  9. Schizophrenia:
    A severe disorder in which the person suffers from disordered thinking, bizarre behavior, hallucinations, and inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality
  10. Delusions:
    False beliefs held by a person who refuses to accept evidence of their falseness
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Psych Vocab Quiz 3
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