Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review Final Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of these is NOT important when determining whether a person is competent to stand trial?

Question 2 2. One risk factor for acute stress disorder is:

Question 3 3. Which of the following phases do people usually consider when they think about schizophrenia?

Question 4 4. What can cause biological abnormalities?

Question 5 5. Sexual dysfunction is NOT caused by _____.

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Question 6 6. Why do psychologists think that BDD is caused by a chemical imbalance?

Question 7 7. Carrie is studying which teaching method is best. She chooses classrooms to use in her study by drawing names out of a hat. But when she assigns method to each of the classes, she makes the decision in a non-random way. Which of the following best describes Carrie's actions?

Question 8 8. How are causal studies different from correlational studies?

Question 9 9. Claire loves the rush she gets when she rides the bus wearing a short skirt with no underwear, and she crosses/uncrosses her legs in front of passengers with whom she has made eye contact with, revealing all that is underneath. This is an example of:

Question 10 10. What are positive symptoms?

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Question 11 11. Which of these is not a symptom of conduct disorder?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is the BEST explanation of the purpose behind Merrill Flood and Melvin Dresher's game theory experiments:

Question 13 13. If a doctor decides to test the effectiveness of a new pain cream on chronic migraine sufferers, how could he address the question of construct validity?

Question 14 14. What does the term neuroplasticity refer to?

Question 15 15. Who is considered the founder of American psychiatry?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is a criticism of the humanistic-existential model?

Question 17 17. An example of a morpheme is

Question 18 18. Tolerance for a drug is a sign of what?

Question 19 19. How does insight learning occur?

Question 20 20. A mother brings her child to a doctor to discuss some questions she has regarding her son's development. The doctor notes a low IQ and some issues with communication with the young child, and eventually arrives at a diagnosis of an intellectual disability. What is LIKELY NOT a possible cause of this child's disability?

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Question 21 21. A shaping program should be continued until the student can _____.

Question 22 22. Why are organizations around the world working to destigmatize mental illness?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is true of a dissociative fugue?

Question 24 24. How do the roles of the hippocampus and the hypothalamus differ?

Question 25 25. What is the most effective treatment for somatization disorder?

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Question 26 26. After performing an initial run of his clinical trial, Juan thinks he has found the reason behind why a number of participants were experiencing a specific side effect from a medication. However, Juan knows that he needs to run more iterations of his trial to ensure this wasn't just a fluke. This is known as which of the following aspects of creating high quality research?

Question 27 27. According to Erik Erikson, psychosocial identities involve the interplay between our _____.

Question 28 28. The temporal lobe, parietal lobe and occipital lobe of the brain process information about _____ respectively.

Question 29 29. Richard is performing a case study, but he doesn't record some possibly useful data because his personal opinions and preferences get in the way. This situation is an example of which of the following weaknesses for a case study?

Question 30 30. Which of the following can be a cause of pain disorder?

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Question 31 31. The Tarasoff case resulted in which legal duties for mental health professionals?

Question 32 32. In operant conditioning, changes in behavior are

Question 33 33. Billy thinks he has problems with obsessive compulsive disorder and makes an appointment with a psychologist. She walks through a questionnaire and diagnoses Billy with panic attacks. Billy is unwilling to accept her diagnosis, so he schedules an appointment with a second psychologist. He talks with Billy and administers the same standard questionnaire and also diagnoses Billy with panic attacks. The questionnaire that was used by both of the psychologists exhibits which of the following?

Question 34 34. Which one of the following men discovered LSD?

Question 35 35. What is the most common form of biological treatment for psychological issues?

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Question 36 36. How does the study of human development help us understand developmental abnormalities in children?

Question 37 37. Despite thorough instruction, Greta's handwriting continues to contain inappropriately sized and spaced letters, along with wrong and misspelled words. She is struggling with which of the following learning disorders?

Question 38 38. The idea that people are constantly striving to be the best version of themselves is central to which type of psychology?

Question 39 39. Giving a lab rat food every third time it presses a lever is an example of a _____.

Question 40 40. Neuroimaging does NOT allow doctors to _____.

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Question 41 41. Sue has a higher diathesis for bipolar disorder than most. What can be said of Sue?

Question 42 42. When you make a judgment based on probability, you use which type of heuristic?

Question 43 43. How can intelligence tests be used in the most effective manner?

Question 44 44. Which of the following is one of the first steps in treating PTSD?

Question 45 45. Which is true of the diathesis-stress model?

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Question 46 46. Why is brief psychotic disorder sometimes difficult to diagnose?

Question 47 47. The main difference between somatization disorder and undifferentiated somatoform disorder is:

Question 48 48. Your friend Marta is obsessed with how she looks. She craves attention, and is obviously flustered when she does not get it. If any of your other friends mention anything remotely negative about her, Marta throws a temper tantrum. Which of the following personality disorders might Marta have?

Question 49 49. Why does the public's rights outweigh an individual patient's rights to confidentiality?

Question 50 50. Graham has bipolar disorder. His psychiatrist is likely to prescribe:

Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review Final Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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