In celebration of the holiday I created a quiz to exercise your neurons. Can you match the Alfred Hitchcock character w/ the personality disorder? Summaries and disorder descriptions are listed below (from the DSM IV). If you want to skip straight to the answers click here.
Disorder Descriptions (Taken from the DSM IV):
Dissociative Identity Disorder: “The essential feature is the presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states that recurrently take control of behavior.”
“Essential feature is an inability to recall important personal information, usually of a traumatic or stressful nature, that is too extensive to be explained by normal forgetfulness.”
Antisocial Personality Disorder:
“Involves the act of observing unsuspecting individuals, usually strangers” (DSM IV)
- “The voyeur is presented as a ‘diseased’, often paranoid, violent individual who violates the norms of everyday life. Films validate these depictions of the voyeur by having persons in power (family members, editors, supervisors, the police) articulate how and why the voyeur is a sick or deviant person and why his or her gaze is inappropriate.” (Denzin 1995: 3)
Paranoid Personality Disorder:
Borderline Personality Disorder:
“The essential feature is a pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects.”
Strangers on a Train:
Guy Haines, a tennis star who hates his wife, is approached on a train by a stranger, Bruno Anthony, who hates his father. Anthony offers a plan: each could kill the other’s victim. No motive, no clue would link the two murders save the casual meeting of strangers on a train. Haines doesn’t take the plan seriously, however, until his wife is suddenly murdered, and Anthony appears to demand that Haines keep his part of the bargain.