EXERCISES, LESSON 9
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer the following exercises by marking the lettered response that
best answers the exercise, by completing the incomplete statement, or by writing the
answer in the space provided at the end of the exercise.
After you have completed all of these exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises" at the
end of the lesson and check your answers. For each exercise answered incorrectly,
reread the material referenced with the solution.
1. Select the best description of personality disorders.
a. Types of conditions characterized by the development of anxiety because of
unresolved unconscious conflicts.
b. Temporary emotional disorders that occur as reactions to overwhelming
c. Types of mental disorders characterized by lifelong maladaptive patterns of
adjustment to life.
d. A group of disorders with more or less severe disturbances of thought, mood,
2. From the statements below, select the statement that best differentiates between
fear and anxiety.
a. Fear is a feeling of apprehension caused by a real object in the environment,
while anxiety is a feeling of apprehension that has no specific object in the environment.
b. Fear and anxiety produce entirely different physiological reactions.
c. Fear cannot be controlled, while anxiety can be controlled without the use of
d. Fear is a feeling of apprehension that has no specific object in the environment,
while anxiety is a feeling of apprehension caused by a real object in the environment.