A-AS Level (CIE) Psychology: Specimen Questions with Answers 151 - 152 of 299

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Question 151


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Explain the diagnostic criteria for Histrionic personality disorder (Marks 5)


A pervasive pattern of excessive emotionality and attention seeking, beginning by early childhood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five of the following

  • Is uncomfortable in situations in which he or she is not the center of attraction
  • Interaction with others is often characterized by inappropriate sexually seductive or provocative behavior
  • Displays rapidly shifting and shallow expressions of emotions
  • Consistently uses physical appearance to draw attention to self
  • Has a style of speech that is extremely impressionistic and lacking detail
  • Shows self-dramatization and exaggerated expression of emotion
  • Is suggestible easily influenced by others or circumstances
  • Considers relationships to be more intimate than they actually are
Diagnostic Criteria for Histrionic Personality Disorder

Question 152


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Why Instrumental conditioning is called so? (Marks 2)


Instrumental conditioning is called so, because the key feature of this form of learning is that some action of the learner is instrumental in bringing about a change in the environment that makes the action more or less likely to occur again in the future

Instrumental Conditioning

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