Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Psych 5 PersonalityD

Personality Disorders

A woman who witnessed a murder is able to calmy describe every gory detail. Which defense mechanism is she displaying? Isolation of affect
Which defense mechanism is a person displaying when she subconsciously pushes memories of past abuse out of her conscious mind? Repression
A mother who is frustrated with her child yells at her husband. What defense mechanism is she displaying? Displacement
What personality disorder am I?: excessive need to be taken care of, submissive and clinging behavior, low self-confidence, fears of separation and losing support Dependent
What personality disorder am I?: grandiosity, feels entitled to things, lack of empathy Narcissistic
What personality disorder am I?: suicide attempts, unstable mood and behavior, sense of emptiness and loneliness, impulsiveness Borderline
What personality disorder am I?: distrustful, suspicious, litigious Paranoid
What personality disorder am I?: lifelong voluntary social withdrawal, no psychosis, emotional expression is limited Schizoid
What personality disorder am I?: feelings of inadequacy, hypersensitive to rejection or criticism, socially inhibited, shy Avoidant
What personality disorder am I?: constant mood of unhappiness and pessimism Depressive
What personality disorder am I?: odd appearance, thoughts, and behavior; no psychosis; social awkwardness Schizotypal
What personality disorder am I?: controlling, perfectionistic, orderly, stubborn, indecisive Obsessive compulsive (personality disorder)
What personality disorder am I?: criminality, unable to conform to social norms, disregard for others' rights antisocial
What personality disorder am I?: excessively dramatic, emotional, and extroverted; sexually provocative behavior; unable to maintain intimate relationships Histrionic
Tx for most personality disorders? Psychotherapy (cluster A's can also get low dose antipsychotics)
What is the difference between OCD and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder? OCD ppl know that their behavior is bizarre and limiting. Personality disorder ppl don't recognize their behavior as problematic; it's just who they are.
What are the distinguishing characteristics between antisocial personality disorder and conduct disorder? Age: conduct d/o is <18yo. After that, it becomes antisocial PD.
What is a personality trait? When a pt exhibits mild signs of personality disorder but is able to function normally in society.
Created by: sarah3148



Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards