If you wanted a career in which you focus on detecting, assessing, and treating abnormal patterns of functioning, you should look into becoming a:
a student in an abnormal psychological class receives the highest test grade in a class of 50 students. this behavior is considered abnormal because it is:
the explicit and implicit rules for proper conduct that a society establishes are referred to as:
the history, values, institutions, technology, and arts of a society make up that society's...
behaviors valued by culture
brilliant scholars or champion athletes are not considered clinically abnormal because..
their behaviors are unusual to the norm but do not cause distress, dysfunction, or danger.
Mario is so miserable that he can barely tolerate living. According to the definition to abnormality, this description is an example of:
an individual has a 9 to 5 job. However, this person seldom gets up early enough to be at work on time, and expresses great distress over this fact. This individual's behavior would be considered abnormal because it is:
dysfunctional and deviant
which aspect of the definition of abnormality includes the inability to care for oneself and work productively?
thomas szasz's view about the idea of "mental illness" is that:
most everyone suffers most of the time.
a researcher spends 15 or more hours per day conducting experiments or doing library reading and records observations on color-coded index cards. this person lives alone in the country, but doesn't interfere with others' lives. the best description of the researcher's behavior is that it is:
several researchers have shown that in a typical year in the US about what % of adults show disturbances severe enough to need clinical treatment?
more than 15%
the practice of trephination was probably used to:
treat abnormal behavior such as hallucinations or to remove bone splinters or blood clots
bob experiences unshakable sadness. his friends have given up trying to cheer him up because nothing works. an ancient greek physician would have labeled his condition:
roughly 2000 years agoa greek or roman physician would most likely diagnose a person experiencing an overall decline in intellectual functioning as suffering from:
jeff's left arm suddenly went numb. his physician was unable to find a physical cause of the problem. jeff is apparently experiencing what the ancient greek physicians called:
greek and roman physicians described a person with mania as having symptoms of
frenzied activity and euphoria
sam once found a $100 on the sidewalk and did not turn it into the police. recently he has become more and more convinced that the police know this and have been following him and searching his house. he is certain that they mean to arrest him and put him in jail. his behavior involves what the ancient greeks referred to as:
as you are talking to your advisor, he stares at the wall and asks you if you see the ants crawling on it (there are none). Your advisor is:
Hippocrates thought that abnormal behavior resulted from an imbalance in the four humors, one of which was:
yellow bile, blood, black bile, and phlegm
Hippocrates's contribution to the development of our understanding of mental illness was the view that such conditions were the result of:
What model of mental illness did most people hold during the Middle Ages?
demonological-influence of Sata
In many areas, asylums of the 1500s, such as Bethlehem asylum in London, became:
The basis for moral treatment of asylum patients was the belief that:
patients were perceived as productive human beings whose mental functioning had simply broken down
the american schoolteacher who lobbied state legistlautres for law to mandate human treatment of people with mental disorders was:
The "moral treatment" movement rapidly declined in the late 19th century because:
money and staffing shortages, recovery rates declines, overcrowding, assumption that all can be cured
part of the downfall of moral therapy was that
people assumed all patients could be cured if treated with humanity
the finding that syphilis causes general paresis is important because it supports the idea that
organic factors are responsible for mental disorders
the german researcher who argued that physical factors may cause mental dysfunction, and who developed the first modern classification system for abnormal behaviors, was:
The somatogenic treatment for mental illness that seems to have been the mose successful was the use of:
mesmer because famous (or infamous) for his work with pateitns suffering from bodily problems with no physical basis. his patients' disorders are termed:
an otherwise "normal" person during hypnotic suggestion is made to bark, sit, and fetch like a dog. the occurrence of these "abnormal" behaviors lends support to which explanation for abnormality?
the psychogenic perspective
the 19th century physician who argued that hysterical disorders were the result of degeneration in portions of the brain was:
The early psychogenic treatment that was advocated by Jean Charcot, Josef Breuer, and even Sigmund Freud was:
"many people are not away of the sources of their abnormality, because abnormality often arises from unconscious psychological processes; such people need insight about those processes." Who would agree most strongly with this statement?
Psychoanalysis is NOT very effective for hospitalized mental patients because:
it requires levels of clarity, insight and verbal skills
a medical researcher develops a drug that decreases symptoms of depression and other "mood" disorders. the general term for this type of drug is:
Drugs designed to decrease extremely confused and distorted thinking are termed:
Drugs that alleviate the symptoms of mental dysfunction by affecting the brain are called:
Jena is very unhappy. the condition is chronic and severe. if her psychiatrist prescribed medication it would likely be:
in 1995, 600,000 people were in public mental health institutions in the US. since 1955, the number of institutionalized persons has:
one cause of the increase in homeless individuals in recent decades has been the:
community mental health approach
the approach to therapy for mental illness in which a person pays a psychotherapist for services is called:
Surveys suggest that about what proportion of adults in the US receive psychological therapy in a typical year?
the fact that hundreds of thousands of people with severe psychological disturbances end up living on the streets or in jails points out one deficiency of:
if you are a typical person undergoing therapy in the US, your therapy will last for:
fewer than 5 sessions per year
a significant change in the type of care offered now compared with the time Freud was practicing is that:
people are more likely to be treated for living problems
When community programs are focused on correcting social conditions that give rise to psychological problems, the approach is called:
a psychologist focuses on optimism, wisdom, happiness, an interpersonal skill. the psychologist is most likely:
promoting positive psychology
if a patient is a minority group member and has trouble affording treatment, feels uncomfortable with the therapist, and doesn't see results, the person is at risk for:
dropping out of therapy
"What the &#%@# is going on? the insurance company says i have to stop my anger management program now!" the client who says this is most likely voicing concern about a
managed care program
Parity laws for insurance coverage of mental health treatment mandate that:
insurance companies provide equal coverage for mental and medical problems
a psychiatrist receives three to four years of training in the treatment of abnormal functioning after medical school; this training is called a:
one major difference between psychiatrists and clinical psychologists is that psychiatrists
complete a residency in a medical setting
a person is hard at work trying to discover which combination of environmental genetic factors produces schizophrenia. most likely, the person is a:
the total economic cost of psycholigcal disorders, including substance abuse, in the US is closes to:
clinical psychologists are unique among mental health professionals because they:
use psychological tests and conduct research
the models or paradigm an investigator uses influences:
questions and observations the investigator uses
the model of abnormality hat cites physical processes as being the key to behavior is the:
the model of abnormality that examines the effects of society and culture is the:
the model of abnormality that focuses on unconscious internal processes and conflicts in behavior is the:
the model of abnormality that focuses on unconscious internal processes and conflicts in behavior is the:
huntington's disease, which has psychological as well as physical aspects, results from loss of cells in the:
in how many cases of psychological disorders does an individual gene appear to be responsible?
vitrually none- it take many genes
an important factor to consider in using drugs for the treatment of abnormality would be that:
drugs are believed to be over-used and don't help everyone
an assumption of determinism is that abnormal behaviors:
no behavior is accidental. all is determined by past experiences.
Freud believed that the three central forces that shape the personality were the:
ego, superego, and id
according to Freud's psychodynamic theory, ineffective interaction of the id, ego, and superego can lead to entrapment at a developmental level. this is called:
the model most likely to suggest using free association to uncover unconscious processes is the _______ model.
Colin is asked to "free associate" about his mother's new husband and he responds by changing the subject. A psychodynamic therapist would consider this an example of:
The model most likely to use terms such as "resistance" and "transference" is the ______ model.
if a patient relives past repressed feelings, that patient is said to have experienced ______, according to psychoanalysts.
a patient participates in weekly therapy for several years, gradually becoming aware of the impact of early life events on present functioning. the form of psychotherapy the patient is reciving is called:
"when i was young, i met a large dog. i wasn't afriad of the dog, but as i tried to pet it, the dog snarled and jumped at me. i have been afraid of dogs ever since." a therapist who that this sentence describes a phobia acquired from classical conditioning most likely favors which model of abnormality?
when a young child yells and throws toys (temper tantrums) the parents give the child a good deal of attention. as time goes on, the temper tantrums become more and more common. a behavioral psychologist would say that the temper tantrums result from:
animals and humans learn without reinforcement. they learn just by watching. this form of learning is called:
the model most likely to emphasize the important of one's history of conditioning as the source of depression is the _______ model.
a previously neutral environmental even that becomes associated with the unconditioned stimulus is called a:
if you imagine biting into a big, juicy, sour lemon, you are likely to salivate. the lemon is an example of:
if you close your eyes and imagine biting into a big, sour lemon, you are likely to salivate. the salivation to this imagery is an example of:
if, after conditioning, the conditioned stimulus is repeatedly present alone (without the unconditioned stimulus), it will eventually stop eliciting the conditioned response through a process called:
the first step in using the treatment called "systematic desensitization" is to:
learn the skill of relaxation over the course of several sessions
"thoughts, as well as overt behaviors, are acquired and modified by various forms of conditioning." the orientation of the author of this quote would most likely be:
if you believe that you can master and perform needed behaviors whenever necessary, Bandura would say that you had a positive sense of:
an athlete who is in fact well prepared nevertheless thinks just before a contest, "i can't do this! i need to be perfect, and i know i'm going to fail." the theorist who would emphasize the illogical thinking process of this athlete as a source of poor performance most likely would support which model of abnormality?
the form of therapy that helps clients recognize errors in logic, and try out new interpretations of events is:
Henry goes into a fit of depression and self-abuse when anyone criticizes or expresses disapproval. Much of what he does is for the purpose of getting people to like him. Cognitive theorists would say that Henry's depression results in large part from:
When Jose did not get the job, he was sure that everything was going wrong, that his life was completely off track. this thought is an example of
if a patient is being guided to challenge irrational thinking and to try out new interpretations, the patient is most likely being treated by a follower of:
"when we try to establish how abnormality develops, we need to consider how individuals deal with the meaning of life, and with the value they find in living." a psychologist from which background would agree most strongly with this statement?
according to __________, the self-actualization motive plays an important part in human functioning.
a therapist who believes people often hide from their responsibilities, and therefore often feel alienated, depressed, inauthentic--empty--would most likely be:
humanists would say that an individual who cares about others, is spontaneous, courageous, and independent:
if you recognize your worth as a person, carl rogers would say that you have devloped:
a therapist listens carefully to a client's words, then attempts to show accurate empathy and genuineness. the hope is that the client will self-examine with acceptance and honesty. most likely the therapist is:
in rogers' therapy, the honesty and genuineness of the therapist allows clients to look at themselves with acceptance in a process called:
"that's all right. you're doing your best, dont worry. i am here for you." a therapist who would say this as a primary part of the therapy process would most probably follow the ____ tradition.
when a gestalt therapist refuses to meet her patient's demands, the therapist is using:
"you can do anything you want. you can lead a perfectly useless life. it is all up to you." a therapist who would say these frustrating statements as a primary part of the therapy process would follow the _____ tradition.
therapists who often deliberately frustrate and challenge their clients, and who often use role playing and a "here and now" orientation, are:
the model of abnormality that pays particular attention to a client's family structure, societal normals, and a client's roles in society is:
the sociocultural model
david rosenhan sent "pseudopatients" to a mental hospital where they pretend to be disturbed. the results led him to conclude that _____ greatly impacts mental illness.
according to family systems theory, families that show "disengagement" are characterized by:
very rigid boundaries, children might find it hard to function in a group or to give or request support
if a mother seems excessively involved in her child's life such that they do not seem to be independent people, their relationship is said to be
current multicultural perspectives are most likely to focus on:
special external pressure is faced by members of a culture
multicultural theorists would explain the higher levels of mental illness among poor people as most likely due to:
social pressures leading to stress
recent research on the role of religion in mental health shows that religious people:
cope better with life stresses than unreligious
if a therapist advised you to pay attention to how you were communicating with family members and to change harmful patterns, the therapist would most likely be practicing:
conjoint family therapy
providing treatment as soon as it is needed, so that problems that are moderate or worse do not become long-term, is called:
imagine that a man inherits the tendency to be socially awkward. that leads him to choose inappropriate romantic partners who increase his level of stress. a biopsychosocial therapist would use the _____ effects explanation of his functioning.
a mental health practictioner attempts to learn about the behavior and emotional state of each client. this approach to abnormal psychology is called:
when graduate schools choose students based on test scores, college grades, and relevant experience, they are engaging in:
a clinician gathers data about what things might be reinforcing to someone's abnormal behavior. this variety of assessment is called:
if a new test for anxiety is normed on individuals who are waiting to take introductory psychology final exams, the new test is surely lacking:
a panel of psychologists and psychiatrists evaluates the test results and clinical interviews of a client in a sanity hearing. they all arrive at the same diagnosis. the panel has high:
because people who are manic have very elevated moods, a new test for mania includes questions about how happy the person feels and how often he or she laughs. this test has:
a test is constructed to identify people who will develop schizophrenia. of the 100 people the test identifies, 93 show signs of schizophrenia within five years. the test may be said to have high:
a new assessment tool does a good job of differentiating those who later will be depressed and those who will not be depressed, and it produces results similar to those of other tools measuring depression. therefore, the new assessment tool has good:
if a new test for assessing anorectic tendencies produces scores comparable to those of other tests for assessing anorectic tendencies, then the new test has high:
the clinical interviewer most interested in stimuli that trigger abnormal responses would have what orientation?
a clinical interviewer says, in part, 'How do you feel about yourself today? how do you feel about whats going on in your life?' Most likely, that clinical interviewer's orientation
an interviewer who asks a client questions such as "where are you now?" "why do you think you're here?" or even "who are you?" is probably conducting a:
mental status exam
if a clinician begins by asking, "would you tell me about yourself?" the clinician is most likely conducting a:
a patient complains of a phobia. two lines of questioning by the clincian concern the specific object of the phobia and what the person does when he or she confronts that object. this clincian's orientation is probably:
one limit of the clinical interview as an assessment tool is that:
unstructured interviews can lack reliability
personality assessment using projective tests is designed to:
help assess the unconscious drives and conflicts they believe to be at the root of abnormal functioning
the assumption behind the use of progressive tests as assessment tools is that:
responses come from the client's unconscious
a patient looks at a series of black and white pictures, making up a dramatic story about each. the patient is taking:
thematic appreciation test
when a clinician using the Rorschach focuses on the actual images that a person "sees, the clinician is emphasizing
statements were presented to both mental patients and nonpatients. they were asked to indicate whether each statement was applicable to themselves. the questions that differentiated between the two groups comprised the final test. what is the term for this technique of test construction?
Youssef is the kind of person who breaks laws and rules with no feeling of guilt and is emotionally shallow. he would probably score high on the MMPI-2 scale called:
Clients check off either "applies" or "does not apply" to a series of 200 items dealing with what they do and what they think in a variety of situations. the kind of test they are taking most likely is a:
the MMPI-2 is considered by many to be superior to the orginal MMPI because the MMPI-2:
has a more valid indicator of personality and abnormal functioning than the original version more diverse than the people
George is consumed with concern that his house will burn down. before he leaves, he makes sure that all his appliances are unplugged. he often has to go back home and check to make sure he did not leave any plugged in. which MMPI-2 scale would he most likely score high on?
psychasthenia (general anxiety)
an inventory that asks about one's level of anxiety, depression, and anger is an _____ inventory.
an inventory that asks about how one would act in a variety of situations is a ______ inventory.
a response inventory that asks individuals to provide detailed information about their typical thoughts and assumptions is an:
a client is hooked up to an apparatus that measures galvanic skin response and blood pressure, after which the client verbally answers a series of questions. the type of clinical test being used is:
if your friend had her brain waves recorded in order to measure electrical activity, she most likely had an:
the assessment instrument most likely to be used to detect subtle brain abnormalities is the:
the technique that uses Xrays of the brain taken at different angles to create a static pictures of the structure of the brain is called:
CAT scan (computerized axial tomography)
how does an MRI make a picture of the brain?
uses magnetic property of certain atoms in the brain to create a detailed picture of the brain's structure and activity
which category of clinical tests tends to have the best standardization, reliability, and validity?
a therapists' preferred method of assessing abnormal behavior is to watch clients in their everyday environment and record their activities and behaviors. this approach is known as:
under the instructions of a psychologist, Tina's mother record the number of times Tina hits her brother at home, and what happens immediately prior to the hitting. in this situation, Tina's mother is a:
one way a clinician might try to reduce observer drift would be to:
decrease lengths of observation periods
a client reports having infrequent, but extremely disturbing, tactile hallucinations. the most useful of the following ways to gather information about this person would involve:
while someone is watching, jennifer actually eats fewer sweets than usual. this tendency to decrease a behavior while being observed is an example of:
an adult frequently displays symptoms of depression at home, but seldom does so at work. in this case, clinical observations of this person at home would lack:
the term used to refer to a psychologist's comprehensive view of the causes and stimuli sustaining a person's abnormal behavior is:
the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (presently DSM-IV-TR) was developed by:
American Psychiatric Association
the DSM-IV-TR, the most widley used classification system of mental disorders, divides the categories along five separate axes. The Axis I disorders are disorders:
that typically cause significant impairment and may emerge in various points of the lifecycle
a high school bully constantly ignores others' rights, and appears not even to realize that others do have rights. a likely DSM-IV-TR partial diagnosis for this bully would be:
antisocial personality disorder
Axis III includes:
information concerning relevant general medical conditioning from which the person is currently suffering.
Racine has recently broken up with her boyfriend and at the same time lost her job. which axis of DSM-IV-TR would these factors be included under?
the greater reliability of the DSM-IV-TR is most likely because of:
field trials of new criteria and categories
what kind of validity is most important to clinicians in evaluating the utility of a classification system?
an institutionalized individual behaving abnormally says, "the doctor claims i'm schizophrenic. how else would you expect me to act?" the individuals comments reflect:
studies of diagnostic conclusions made by clinicians show that:
the pattern is basically the same as one that has been displayed by many other people paid too much attention to some info and not enough
studies that show most therapists these days are most likely to learn about the latest information on treatment of psychological disorders from:
talking with professional colleagues
the initial problem in studying the effectiveness of psychotherapy is:
defining what it means for treatment to be successful
if you ask the question, "what type of therapy has been shown to be the most effective for my particular disorder?" you are asking a question about:
therapy outcome studies
the movement that has tried to find the common strategies that effective therapists use is called:
the biggest social threat to the use of comprehensive assessment techniques today is:
concerned about cost
if you were a schiophrenic living in the first half of the 20th century and had a mother who was thought to be a schiophreniogenic, she would have been seen as:
cold and domineering
general principles that explain the underlying causes or nature of abnormal behavior in that person is consistent with the ______ approach.
the clinical practitioner would be more likely than the clinical researcher to rely on which method of investigation?
case study with single participant
clinical researchers are usually covered with an _____ understanding of abnormality, which practitioners focus on an ______ understanding.
nomathetic and idiographic
what is the problem with conventional wisdom?
fails to account for family influence on mental illness