A-AS Level (CIE) Psychology: Specimen Questions with Answers 198 - 200 of 299

Question 198

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What is the other name of Persistent Depressive Disorder? -Explain (4 Marks)

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Dysthymia -Long-term unchanging symptoms of mild depression, if left untreated it may sometimes last for 20 to 30 years. Daily functioning not as severely affected, but over time impairment is cumulative which is known as Persistent Depressive Disorder

Persistent Depressive Disorder

Question 199

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Explain the usefulness and validity of projective techniques (Marks 3)

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Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory have been validated in research; criterion groups were used to establish the validity, however the projective tests which do not have grading scales lacks reliability and validity to an extent. Clinical psychologists use projective test often, but interpretation of most such tests remains more an art than a science.

Question 200

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What is the difference between Cluster B and Cluster C personality disorder (Marks 4)

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Differentiating Cluster B and Cluster C personality disorder are as follows

  • Cluster B- Dramatic, emotional or erratic disorders. Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic and Narcissistic personality disorder belongs to Cluster B
  • Cluster C- Anxious or Fearful disorders. Avoidant, Dependent and Obsessive compulsive personality disorder belongs to Cluster C

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