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Theories of Abnormal Psychology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is it difficult to interpret sociocultural research?

Question 2 2. Which of the following individuals is NOT likely to benefit from psychodynamic therapy?

Question 3 3. When Abby was a girl, she helped her grandmother make tacos. Her grandmother did not have air conditioning and the kitchen got very hot, sometimes Abby would feel sick because of the heat. Since then, she hasn't been able to eat tacos because she associates them with heat exhaustion. This is an example of:

Question 4 4. According to psychoanalysis, mental illness is caused by _____.

Question 5 5. A psychologist encourages a patient to think aloud and say whatever comes to mind. What is this process called?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a part of the psychodynamic treatment process?

Question 7 7. Which of these choices states a limitation found within the behavioral model of abnormality?

Question 8 8. Evolution allows for _____.

Question 9 9. In Rogerian therapy, why would an individual be unable to express themselves?

Question 10 10. Freud believed that psychological problems came from:

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Question 11 11. People react to an activating event _____.

Question 12 12. The sociocultural model places the least emphasis on which influence of a person's mental health?

Question 13 13. How did humanism arise in response to behaviorism?

Question 14 14. What is the main point of the biological model of abnormality?

Question 15 15. What does the field of physiological psychology study?

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Question 16 16. The cognitive theory of abnormality assumes that cognitive thoughts are the cause of mental illness. What is the problem with this assumption?

Question 17 17. Which of these is a strength of the biological model?

Question 18 18. Which of these might influence the way that a stay-at-home dad thinks and feels?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is a large treatment component under the sociocultural model?

Question 20 20. You suffer from alcohol addiction. Which of the following is NOT a psychodynamic interpretation of your condition?

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Question 21 21. Which of these is not a benefit of the cognitive model?

Question 22 22. The empowering nature of cognitive therapy is a double-edged sword because _____.

Question 23 23. Which of the following is a strength of the psychodynamic model?

Question 24 24. Anne is adopted and shows signs of bipolar disorder. How can a psychologist discover if this disorder is caused by genetics or environment?

Question 25 25. The highest point of Maslow's hierarchy and the goal of Rogerian therapy is:

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Question 26 26. Psychoanalytic thought is based on _____ work.

Question 27 27. Ellie has been diagnosed with depression. What would be a drawback for her if she decided to seek help from a therapist that provides treatment using the behavioral model?

Question 28 28. In addition to examining how people pair associations of one thing to another, what else do behaviorists look at regarding behavior?

Question 29 29. Twin and adopted studies help psychologists measure:

Question 30 30. According to Freud's conception of the human mind, where are memories stored?

Theories of Abnormal Psychology Chapter Exam Instructions

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