Liza has an anxiety disorder. She is currently seeing a therapist who believes that anxiety disorders are a result of illogical, irrational thought processes. Liza is probably seeking treatment from a
Free-floating anxiety refers to anxiety that is__________
unrelated to any realistic, known source
If Jabar has some sort of psychological disorder about which there are relevant social and/or environmental problems, then his clinician will likely note those problems on Axis ________ of the DSM-based diagnosis.
Dave, a graduate student, has difficulty talking to groups. Unfortunately, he has chosen a career in which he must speak to large groups of people. The night before a presentation he tosses and turns, and the resulting lack of sleep makes the situation worse. When he makes a presentation, he often becomes confused and stumbles over his words. As a result, he feels worthless and miserable. Which two criteria of abnormal behavior are most useful in analyzing this case?
subjective discomfort and inability to function normally
According to the cognitive perspective, disordered behavior is the result of _____________
illogical thinking patterns
Research suggests that a reduction in myelin coating neurons in the uncinate fasciculus and the cingulum bundle, two important parts of the brain, is related to developing symptoms of __________.
As a serious dancer, Justine watches what she eats. She knows that she is underweight, but fears that if she starts eating more that she will get fat. In addition to a preoccupation with food she has also stopped menstruating. Her behaviors suggest that she might be suffering from _________.
Of the five known human sensory systems, which type of hallucination is the most common?
__________is a mood disorder that is caused by the body's reaction to low levels of light present in the winter months.
Seasonal affective disorder
Which of the following is a condition in which a person shows little or no emotion?
Which of the following is an advantage of cognitive and cognitive-behavioral therapies?
They are less expensive and short term than typical insight therapies.
Psychoanalysis was a therapy technique designed by _________.
A client at a mental institution is rewarded for improved grooming habits with coupons he can exchange for special foods or weekend passes. This technique is called ______.
Antipsychotic drugs treat symptoms such as ____________.
hallucinations, delusions, and bizarre behavior
Alice takes lithium to control symptoms of her mental disorder. Alice is most likely suffering from
In Solomon Asch's study on conformity, the number of confederates was found to have a significant impact on the participants' likelihood of giving an incorrect answer. How many confederates did Asch find maximized the likelihood of conformity occurring?
Analysis of the participants in Milgram's obedience study has indicated that which personality trait was highly related to the willingness to be obedient?
No one single personality trait has been found to be associated with high levels of obedience.
Alex is standing in line at Wal-Mart waiting to pay for his purchases. A man cuts in front of the line and drops his items on the counter. Alex says to his friend, "That man is incredibly rude." A social psychologist who is within earshot jots down a note so she can use the example in class. What does she write concerning Alex?
he made a dispositional attribution
Which communicator would likely be the most persuasive?
an attractive person who is an expert
When we make situational attributions we are identifying the cause of an action as something ________.
in the environment
"We" have all different types of personalities and lots of endearing little quirks, whereas "they" all think and act alike. This assumption would be an example of the cognitive schema called____________.
Which of the following parts of the brain is related to aggression?
Which of the following statements concerning social categorization is correct?
It occurs without conscious awareness.
The classic Robber's Cave study showed that prejudice can be reduced by ________.
cooperating to meet a mutually beneficial goal
The social group viewed as the one with which a person identifies is called a(n) ________.
Which of the following is a basic goal of cognitive-behavioral therapy?
to help clients change irrational thoughts to rational thoughts
Dr. Shedrika uses a form of therapy that emphasizes revealing his clients' unconscious conflicts, urges, and desires, which he believes are the cause of his clients' disordered emotions and behavior. This therapist is most likely using ______.
The kind of therapy that uses biological treatments such as medication, surgical methods, and electrical shock treatments to bring about changes in the person's disordered behavior is called ________.
Marty is moody, manipulative, unstable, lacks a clear sense of identity, and often clings to others. He wants to have close relationships but is unable to do so because he is untrusting of others. Marty is suffering from ______ personality disorder.
Which axis of the DSM-IV-TR contains an overall judgment made by the psychological professional of the person's mental health and adjustment based on a scale from 0 to 100?
Axis I of the DSM-IV-TR consists of _______.
clinical disorders and other conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention
Linda is afraid of cats because when she was a little girl a cat scared her by jumping out of her closet and onto her face. As a result of this experience, Linda learned to be afraid of cats. Which model of abnormality offers the best explanation of Linda's fear?
Maria is a retired factory worker who lives with anxiety. Due to the fear of having anxiety attacks, she does not leave her house. This makes her feel trapped in her home, which creates distress. Which criterion would be most appropriate in deciding whether Maria's case represents an example of abnormality?
Want to see the other 33 Flashcards in Sample Questions Test 5?JOIN TODAY FOR FREE!