mid1_05 - 1 PSC168 , Summer Session 1 July 11, 2005...

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PSC168 , Summer Session 1 Form A July 11, 2005 Professor R. Sommer First Midterm Answer all multiple-choice questions on your Scantron. Select the best answer for each question. If you choose to answer the OPTIONAL essay, please do it on the blank sides of the last pages. Use as many blank pages as you need. 1. What kind of validity is most important to clinicians in evaluating the utility of a classification system? A) face validity B) internal validity C) external validity D) predictive validity* 2. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (presently DSM-IV) was developed by which American Association? A) Psychoanalytic B) Psychiatric* C) Psychological D) Phrenological 3. Deciding that a client's psychological problems in fact represent a particular disorder is called: A) psychotherapy. B) assessment. C) diagnosis.* D) triage. 4. Clinical interviews are the preferred assessment technique of many practitioners. One particular strength of the interview process is: A) validity. B) the reliability of the technique. C) the chance to get a general sense of the client.* D) that interviewers do not distort client information. 5. 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: A) internal validity. B) predictive validity. C) interrater reliability.* D) test-retest reliability. 6. An obsessive-compulsive person who was told that everyone was required to wear shoes at all times in the house and not to vacuum for a week, would be experiencing what therapy procedures? A) family therapy B) exposure and response prevention* C) reinforcement for compulsive behavior D) free association 1
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7. Behaviorists believe that compulsive behavior: A) is reinforced because engaging in it reduces anxiety.* B) originally is associated with an increase in anxiety. C) is logically rather than randomly connected to fearful situations. D) is exhibited by everyone. 8. According Freud, obsessive-compulsive disorders have their origin in the ______ stage of development: A) oral. B) anal.* C) phallic. D) genital. 10. Panic attacks are usually treated with cognitive therapy and/or: A) drug therapy.* B) habituation training. C) classical conditioning. D) response prevention therapy. 11. A person who experiences unpredictable panic attacks combined with dysfunctional behavior and thoughts is probably experiencing: A) typical panic attacks. B) panic disorder.* C) physiological damage. D) a normal response to stress. 12. One procedure used to treat phobic disorders involves having the therapist confront the feared object or situation while the fearful client observes. This is called: A) flooding. B) modeling.*
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