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1. Abnormal psychology is the study of:
A) how abnormal behavior can be defined, classified, explained, and treated B) the abnormalities that exist within social and political organizations. C) the variations in normal thought content, behaviors, and emotions. D) how genes and the environment influence physical health and diseases.

Ans: A
Section reference: Abnormal psychology: The core concepts
Difficulty level: easy
Core concept: none
Page reference: See page 3 of your text.

2. When defining and understanding abnormal behavior, it is important to consider context for all of the following reasons EXCEPT: A) the context in which abnormality occurs can help us explain it. B) abnormal behavior is influenced by demographic context categories. C) the context must be changed in order to treat abnormal behavior. D) understanding context is essential to defining whether behavior is abnormal.

Ans: C
Section reference: The importance of context in defining and understanding abnormality Difficulty level: moderate
Core concept: The importance of context in understanding and defining abnormality Page reference: See page 5 of your text.

3. Demographic context includes:
A) gender
B) age
C) culture
D) all of the above

Ans: D
Section reference: The importance of context in defining and understanding abnormality Difficulty level: easy
Core concept: The importance of context in understanding and defining abnormality Page reference: See page 5 of your text.

4. Understanding context is necessary for:
A) explaining abnormal behavior
B) defining abnormal behavior
C) understanding abnormal behavior
D) all of the above

Ans: D
Section reference: The importance of context in defining and understanding abnormality Difficulty level: easy
Core concept: The importance of context in understanding and defining abnormality Page reference: See page 5 of your text.

5. Julie feels pressured by society to be thin;...
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