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1. All forms of psychotherapy share the assumption that _____ play(s) a significant role in problematic emotions, behaviors, and thoughts.

  • a. genetic vulnerability to mental disorders
  • b. abnormal brain chemistry
  • c. psychological factors
  • d. repressed sexual urges and wishes
  • e. none of the above.

2.   TRUE or FALSE: Improvement increases significantly and continually if a person continues psychotherapy indefinitely.

  • a. True
  • b. False

3. The revolving door pattern refers to:

  • a. the dizziness and sleep-related hallucinations produced as a side effect by atypical antipsychotic medications.
  • b. a rare side effect of the first antipsychotic medications in which the patient whirls in first one direction and then another.
  • c. the use of antidepressants combined with lithium to maintain stability in patients suffering from bipolar disorder.
  • d. the hospitalization, release, and rehospitalization of schizophrenic patients.

4.   Neurons fire according to the _________ principle.

  •   a. all-or-none
  •   b. myelin-sheathing
  •   c. Wernicke
  •   d. Broca
  • e. Sperry
5.   According the your text, autopsies were preformed comparing the brains of university graduates versus those of high school drop outs.   The study found that there:
  •   a. were no structural differences between the two groups.
  •   b. were significantly more synaptic connections in the brains of high school drop outs.
  •   c. were significantly more synaptic connections in the brains of university graduates.
  •   d. was significant evidence of Alzheimer's disease in the high school drop outs but not among the university graduates.
  •   e. was significant evidence of Parkinson's disease in the high school drop outs but not among the university graduates.

6. If a drug blocks the ________ of a neurotransmitter, it increases the effects of that neurotransmitter.

  • a. reuptake
  • b. degradation/destruction
  • c. production
  • d. A and B
  • e. all of the above

7. The primary reason that psychoanalysis takes a long time is

  • a. that the experience of catharsis takes months to complete.  
  • b. that the therapist is attempting to restructure the dynamics of the client's personality.
  • c. that the client must take psychoanalytic medication for 4 months before changes can be seen.
  • d.   that dream transference typically lasts 6 months or more- depending on the latent resistance of the manifest content.
  • e. A and D.

8. Working with Mike's parents and his teachers at preschool, the behavior therapist first identified specific problem behaviors related to Mike's aggressiveness. Then, the behavior therapist observed Mike in both situations to determine how frequently these behaviors occurred. Why was the behavior therapist doing this?

  • a. to determine how much unconditional positive regard Mike was getting from his parents and preschool teachers
  • b. to develop a more thorough understanding of Mike's unconscious conflicts and urges
  • c. to determine the baseline rate of the problem behaviors before beginning behavior therapy
  • d. to determine if the parents and preschool teachers were good candidates for rational-emotive therapy

9. Which of the following is a proposed cause of schizophrenia?

  • a. activation-synthesis
  • b. serotonin-stress
  • c. Dopamine hypothesis
  • d. Jerry hypothesis
  • e. all of the above

10-. Which of the following disorders is characterized by cycling between extreme mood states?

  • a. mania
  • b. major depression
  • c. PTSD
  • d. OCD
  • e. none of the above.

 


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