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An individual's characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling, and acting is his or her


By professional training, Freud was a

Made no neurological sense

Freud became interested in unconscious personality dynamics when he noticed that certain patients' symptoms


Free association is central to the process of


Forgotten memories that we can easily recall were said by Freud to be

The thoughts, wishes, feelings, and memories, of which we are largely unaware

According to Freud, the unconscious is

Free association

Which of the following techniques did Freud use to discover the latent content of his patients' dreams?


Freud believed that _____ are the "royal road to the unconscious."


According to psychoanalytic theory, the part of the personality that strives for immediate gratification of basic drives is the


Freud emphasized that the id operates on the ______ principle

Reality principle; pleasure principle

Ego is to id as _____ is to ____.


According to Freud the part of personality that represents our sense of right and wrong and our ideal standards is the

Erogenous zones

Freud suggested that the id's pleasure-seeking energies focus on distinct pleasure-sensitive areas of the body known as

Boys' feelings of guilt and fear of punishment over their sexual desire for their mother

The Oedipus complex is the term used by Freud to describe

Conflict resolution

Freud suggested that a boy's identification with his father during the phallic stage illustrates the process of


Gene spends a good deal of time bragging about his numerous sexual exploits. Freud would have suggested that gene is fixated at the _____ stage.


When she was 8 years old, Inge was sexually abused by her uncle. At 14, Inge felt uncomfortable whenever she saw this uncle but was unable to understand why she felt this way. A psychoanalyst would be most likely to suggest that Inge is using the defense mechanism of


The defense mechanism by which people disguise threatening impulses by attributing them to others is called


While Professor Gomez was going through a painful divorce, he tended to create unnecessarily difficult tests and gave his students unusually low grades. A psychoanalyst would be most likely to view the professor treatment of students as an example of

Have weak superegos

Karen Horney, a prominent neo-Freudian, disputed Freud's assumption that women

Collective unconscious

Carl Jung referred to a shared reservoir of memory traces from our species history as the

Projective test

The Thematic Apperception Test is a(a)


Abraham Maslow suggested that those who fulfill their potential have satisfied the need for


Self-actualized people, as described by Maslow, are LEAST likely to be highly

Unconditional positive regard

Carl Rogers referred to an attitude of total acceptance toward another person as

Underestimating the inherent human capacity for destructive and evil behaviors

Humanistic theorists have been criticized for

Describing; explaining

Trait theorists are more concerned with ____ personality than with ____ it.


Assessing an individual's standing on the Big Five today has the advantage of providing a _____ personality description.

Factor analysis

The Big Five trait dimensions were identified by means of


Emotional instability is most closely related to the Big Five trait dimension of

Environments; traits

The person-situation controversy involves a debate regarding the influence of ____ and ____ on behavior


The social-cognitive perspective emphasizes the interactive influences of our traits and our


The humanistic perspective is to Maslow as the social cognitive perspective is to

An external locus of control

Learned helplessness is MOST likely to be associated with


Learned helplessness is most likely to promote

The sense of self

Contemporary psychologists are most likely to consider ____ to be of pivotal importance to personality

The spotlight effect

Overestimating the extent of which others notice and evaluate our appearance and performance is called

"I think the test questions were ambiguous and confusing."

Jacinda failed her last history midterm. Which of the following conclusions would be most representative on Jacinda's part?

Deviant, distressful, and dysfunctional

Psychiatrists and psychologist label behavior as disordered when it is


Ongoing patterns of behavior that are different from those of most other people in your culture are best characterized as

Preventing her from function effectively

Alexis is socially withdrawn and has few close friends. This behavior is most likely to be diagnosed as a symptom of psychological disorder if it is

Sicknesses that need to be diagnosed and cured

According to the medical model, psychological disorders are

The medical model

The discovery that psychologically disordered behavior could result from syphilis infections facilitated the credibility and acceptance of

Social circumstances and psychological factors

The medical model of psychologically disordered behavior is most likely to be criticized for neglecting the importance of


Some psychological disorders occur primarily I one culture. However, _____ occurs worldwide.


Many clinicians diagnose disorders by answering questions from five levels of the

Assessing human strengths

One facet of the positive psychology movement has been the introduction of a classification system designed to aid in the performance of

An anxiety disorder

Maladaptive behaviors that reduce worry and fear are most indicative of

A panic attack

While he was studying, Matthew was suddenly overwhelmed by feelings of instance apprehensions. For several minutes he felt so agitated that he could not catch his breath. Matthew was most likely suffering from

A phobia

Kaylee is so afraid of spiders and insects that she avoids most outdoor activities and even refuses to go to the basement of her own house alone. Kaylee appears to suffer from

Offensive and unwanted thoughts that persistently preoccupy a person

Obsessions are

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

The billionaire aviator Howard Hughes insisted that his assistance carry out elaborate hand-washing rituals and wear white gloves when handling any document he would later touch. His behavior best illustrated the symptoms of

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Two years after being brutally beaten and raped Brianna still experiences jumpy anxiety and has trouble sleeping and vivid flashbacks of her assault. Brianna is most clearly showing signs of

Stimulus generalizations

A person attacked by a fierce dog develops a fear of all dogs. This best illustrates


Julius is obsessed with avoiding germs and feels compelled to bathe at least 10 times a day. His therapist suggests that Julius continues his maladaptive bathing because this behavior temporarily reduced his anxiety on many past occasions. The therapist's suggestion most directly reflects a _____ perspective.

Increase; decrease

Obsessive thoughts typically ______ anxiety and compulsive behaviors typically _____ anxiety.


We can more easily extinguish a fear of driving a car than a fear of holding snakes. This is best explained from a ____ perspective.

A conversion disorder

During a heated argument with his father, Mike was suddenly unable to move his right arm. Medical examinations are unable to detect a physiological basis for the paralysis. It is likely that Mike suffers from


Misinterpreting normal physical sensations as symptoms of a dreaded disease is indicative of

Dissociative disorder

Exhibiting two or more distinct and alternation personalities is a symptom of a(n)


College students were asked to pretend that they were accused murderers. Under hypnosis, they typically expressed a second personality when prompted to do so by the examining psychiatrist. This most strongly suggest that dissociated identity disorder may involve.

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Evidence that many DID patients have suffered abuse as children leads some psychologist to include dissociative disorders under the umbrella of

Inhibits; inhibits

The experience of depression _____ risk taking and _____ aggression.

Major depressive disorder

For the last month, Gabrielle has felt lethargic and has been unable to get out of bed in the morning. She had withdrawn from friends and family because she feels worthless and unlovable. Gabrielle is most likely suffering from

Bipolar disorder

In which disorder do people alternate between states of lethargic hoelessness and wild overexcitment?

Be overactive

During the manic phase of bipolar disorder, individuals are most likely to

Preadolescent children

Gender differences in depression are least noticeable among


Which perspective suggests that depression is a reaction to loss and the internalization of unresolved anger toward parents

Social rejection

People who suffer chronic depression are at high risk for experiencing


Jabar, a 25-year-old auto mechanic, thinks he is Napoleon. He further believes he is being imprisoned against his will in the psychiatric hospital where his relatives have brought him for treatment. Jabar is most likely suffering from


In which type of disorder would a peron's speech likely to be full of unrelated words and phrases that I could be characterized as "word salad"?

Absence; presence

Positive symptoms of schizophrenia are the ____ of inappropriate behaviors, and negative symptoms are the ______ of appropriate behaviors.

An expressionless face

One of the negative symptoms of schizophrenia is


Schizophrenia that develops rapidly, seemingly as a reaction to stress, is called ____ schizophrenia.


Evidence suggests that prenatal viral infections contribute to

Their own self-importance

Those with narcissistic personality disorder are likely to be preoccupied with

A lack of guilt feelings

Antisocial personality disorder is most likely to be characterized by

Meaningless inkblots

The famous test introduced by Hermann Rorschach asks test-takers to respond to

An external locus of control

Sasha believes that the questions on school tests are so unrelated to course work that studying is useless. Sasha's belief most clearly illustrates

"I'm academically incompetent and always will be."

Inanna suffers from chronic depression. According to the social-cognitive perspective, how is she likely to respond when told that she performed very poorly on a test she took the previous day?

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