A-AS Level (CIE) Psychology: Specimen Questions with Answers 3 - 5 of 299

Question 3

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List out the characteristics of fully functioning person (Marks 5)

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Characteristics of fully functioning person are as follows

  • Fully functioning persons are aware of all experiences
  • Fully functioning persons live fully and richly in every moment

  • Fully functioning persons trust in their own organism

  • Fully functioning persons feel free to make choices without constraints or inhibitions

  • Fully functioning persons are creative and live constructively

  • Fully functioning persons may face difficulties

Characteristics of Fully Functioning Person

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Define Cyclothymic disorder (Marks 2)

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Milder but more chronic version of bipolar disorder is Cyclothymic disorder. It is a chronic alteration of mood elevation and depression that does not reach the severity of manic or major depressive episodes

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List out the characteristics of Major depressive episode (Marks 4)

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Characteristics of major depressive episode are

  • In a major depressive episode, sad feelings are accompanied by persistent problems in other areas of life problems such as an appetite change
  • Altered sleep patterns

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities

  • Diminished ability to think or concentrate

  • Feelings of worthlessness

  • Suicidal thoughts or acts

Characteristics of Major Depressive Episode