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Recitation Sections Learning Objectives
Recitation Section #10 (Psychological Disorders) \u2013 April 19-20th
Homework #9 (homework questions are highlighted)
1. What is the biopsychosocial perspective? Why is it important in understanding
our psychological disorders?
2. How do generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder
differ?

3. What are the symptoms of the dissociative disorders? Why are some critics skeptical about the existence of dissociative identity disorder (aka multiple personality disorder)?

4. What does it mean to say that \u201cdepression is the common cold of psychological
disorders?\u201d What are the facts that an acceptable theory of depression must
explain?

5. Summarize the contributions of the biological perspective to the study of
depression. What are the differences between major depression and bipolar
disorder?

6. What are the symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Why
is there debate about whether ADHD is a genuine disorder?
7. Name and describe the five subtypes of schizophrenia. Name and describe the
symptoms of schizophrenia.
8. Discuss evidence for and against a link between prenatal viral infection and
schizophrenia.

9. Civil libertarians defend the right of schizophrenia patients not to be hospitalized
against their will. E. Fuller Torry, a psychiatrist who views schizophrenia as a
brain disorder objects: \u201cIf a person with Alzheimer\u2019s wanted to go outside with no
shoes in the winter, we wouldn\u2019t say, \u2018That\u2019s fine, he should have free choice.\u2019\u201d
Do you think patients with schizophrenia should be hospitalized and treated
against their will? Or do they always have the right to live free, even if in subway
stations, in parks, or in shelters?

10. What is the evidence for a genetic contribution to the development of
schizophrenia?
11. Describe the behaviors and brain activity associated with antisocial personality
disorder. Is antisocial personality disorder an inherited condition? How would

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