Psychological Disorders Lecture 1 Quiz

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What is the purpose of the DSM system for classifying mental disorders?

To provide a framework for classifying mental disorders

Which criterion helps in deciding which infrequent characteristics are abnormal according to the family resemblances approach to abnormality?

Unexpectedness of response

What is the purpose of diagnosing a disease?

To identify disease based on signs and symptoms

According to the text, what does the family resemblances approach to abnormality consider important in determining abnormal characteristics?

Personal distress

What do the criteria of statistical infrequency, unexpectedness of response, norms violation, personal distress, and disabling collectively provide according to the text?

A useful framework for identifying mental disorders

Test your knowledge on the classification and models of mental disorders as discussed in Professor Anna Madill's lecture at the School of Psychology, University of Leeds.

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