Psychology Exam 4 - Form A Introductory Psychology (PSY301,...

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Form A Introductory Psychology (PSY301, 2:00-3:30pm) – Test 4 Thursday, November 15, 2007 Write your name and UTEID on both the ScanTron and on THIS test. BUBBLE in your UTEID (in the identification section) and your form number (in the special codes section) on the ScanTron ____ 1. Dr. Gosling wants to know if unipolar or bipolar disorder is genetically based. What type of study should he do, and what will he probably find? a. An experimental study in which he finds that there is no genetic basis for depression. b. A developmental study in which he finds that there is no genetic basis for depression. c. A twin study in which he finds that identical twins have a lower rate of bipolar co- occurrence than do non-twin siblings. d. A twin study in which he finds that identical twins have a higher rate of bipolar co-occurrence than do non-twin siblings. e. A case study in which he finds that unipolar depression is genetic. ____ 2. A friend describes having had therapy for a fear of snakes in which she was first asked to think about snakes, then shown pictures of them, and finally, several sessions later, given the opportunity to actually pick up a snake. Her therapist is obviously using a. drugs because it would be too dangerous to have rattlesnakes in a therapist’s office b. modeling. c. overload techniques. d. distraction. e. exposure techniques. ____ 3. Which of the following brain regions is most strongly associated with the functions that Freud assigned to the superego? a. hypothalamus b. temporal lobe c. prefrontal cortex d. amygdala e. Broca’s area ____ 4. One of the important differences between drug and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in the treatment of anxiety disorders is that a. CBT has longer lasting effects. b. relapse is more likely in CBT. c. drugs are more effective than CBT. d. CBT does not work without drugs. e. drugs target the underlying source of the anxiety while neither deals with behavioral symptoms. ____ 5. One explanation offered by the textbook for the rapid recent increase in the diagnosis of dissociative disorders is that a. more criminals are receiving psychiatric screening and dissociative disorders are particularly prevalent in this group. b. there are more therapists.
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c. more therapists believe the disorder is real and elicit reports from their patients that confirm it. d. the disorder is caused by an environmental toxin that is now more widespread. e. childhood physical abuse, the primary antecedent of the disorder, has increased. ____ 6. Imagine that you have a friend who has just been diagnosed with HIV and is justifiably distressed by this news. On the basis of Professor Pennebaker’s research, what suggestion might you make to her that would help her cope with the disease? a.
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Psychology Exam 4 - Form A Introductory Psychology (PSY301,...

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