Multiple Choice Questions
1) Personality disorders (PD) consist of a loosely-bound cluster of sub-types. Which of the following common features are evident in PD?
2) Which of the following is the most well-known of the Personality disorders ?
3) Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of individuals with paranoid personality disorder
4) An Individual with a schizotypal personality disorder will usually exhibit which of the following characteristics?
5) Which of the following is a subtype of Dramatic/Emotional Personality Disorders (Cluster B)
6) The term 'sociopath' or 'psychopath' is sometimes used to describe which type of personality disorder
7) An individual with narcissistic personality disorder will routinely overestimate their abilities and inflate their accomplishments, and this is characterized by which of the following?
8) The apparent lack of empathy and the tendency to exploit others for self-benefit, has lead psychologists to compare narcissistic personality disorder with which one of the following?
9) Which of the following are considered to be the main features of avoidant personality disorder?
10) Some clinicians have come to believe that antisocial personality disorder and social phobia are both components of a broader spectrum called:
11) An Individual with Dependent Personality Disorder will exhibit which of the following?
12) An Individual with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder will exhibit which of the following characteristics?
13) Which of the following is NOT considered to be a risk factors for personality disorders ?
14) The formalistic similarities between Cluster A disorders and schizophrenia have led researchers to argue that they are part of a broader
15) According to psychodynamic theory which of the following is NOT deemed to be characteristic of the parents of an individual with paranoid personality disorder
16) Antisocial Personality Disorder is closely associated with criminal and antisocial behaviour. Because of this, considerable effort has been invested in attempting which of the following?
17) Personality disorders are an enduring patterns of behaviour that persist from childhood into adulthood and because of this fact, one of the best predictors of APD in adulthood is a diagnosis of
18) Behaviour of individuals with Antisocial Personality Disorder often appears impulsive and unpredictable due to switching quickly and unpredictably between:
19) More recent research has linked Borderline Personality Disoder (BPD) with bipolar disorder, and the two are often comorbid. Some individuals with BPD belong to a broader:
20) Evidence suggests that individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder have a number of brain abnormalities that may give rise to impulsive behaviour. There is evidence for dysfunction in brain:
21) According to psychodynamic theory individuals are sometimes motivated to respond to the world through the perspectives they have learnt from important other people in their developmental past. This is called:
22) Psychodynamic theories of personality disorders that individuals with weak egos engage in a defence mechanism called:
23) Narcissistic personality disorder is also closely associated with antisocial personality disorder (APD),. Which of the following is not a way in narcissistic individuals will regularly act:
24) Which of the following is not usually associated with Avoidant Personality Disorder?
25) Which of the following is a particular example of psychodynamic treatment which attempts to strengthen the individual's weak ego so that they are able to address issues in their life without constantly flipping from one extreme view to another:
26) There is one particular form of therapy that has been successfully used to treat individuals with personality disorders and involves providing them with insight into their dysfunctional ways of thinking, and is designed to provide them with the necessary skills to overcome these problematic ways of thinking and behaving. Which of the following is this therapy ?
27) Cognitive behavioural therapy may be used to treat an individual with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder by challenging:
28) In the treatments of individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder a therapist may change dysfunctional schemata by:
29) Which of the following could be described as a stage of schemata therapy for personality disorder?
30) Which of the following is not a DSM-IV-TR criterion for schizoid personality disorder?