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Classification procedures are unreliable and inaccurate. d. DSM criteria should be made more explicit. 7. An alternative to the DSM has been suggested where diagnoses are based upon a. exclusively theory-driven criteria. b. ratings along quantitative dimensions. c. an accumulation of symptoms that describe different diagnostic entities. d. None of the above choices have been suggested as alternatives to the DSM. Chapter 3 8. In order to study the reliability of a diagnostic category, we would study whether a.

SHORT ANSWER 1. According to behavioral genetics, what is the relationship between genes and abnormal behavior? 2. Why is “reductionism” a problem when developing theories? 3. What is contained in the collective unconscious according to Jung? 4. In psychoanalysis why is lifting repression considered desirable? 5. Identify four lasting contributions of Freud and psychoanalysis. 6. Identify a similarity and a difference between psychoanalysis and humanistic/existential paradigms. 7. Summarize the existential view about “choices” in people’s lives.

P. 51-52) Chapter 3 Classification and Diagnosis OVERVIEW This is the third of five introductory chapters. The first two chapters covered historical and contemporary paradigms or theories of abnormality. The remaining three chapters deal with less theoretical issues. Chapter 3 summarizes the standard diagnostic system for classifying disturbed individuals. It also discusses some basic issues regarding classification. Chapter 4 deals with issues and methods of assessment. Mental health professionals use these methods for both individual assessment and research.

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