PAST EXAM_2007 - PSC 168 Professor Sommer First Midterm...

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PSC 168 First Midterm Professor Sommer August 16, 2007 Answer all multiple choice questions on your Scantron. Select the best answer for each question. 1. The practice of trephination was probably used to: A) remove a part of the brain. B) relieve pressure on the brain. C) allow the release of evil spirits. * D) restore the balance among the four humors. 2. The question of whether older drivers should be tested more often than younger drivers illustrates: a. paleologic b. euphemism c. antimony * d. the danger to self criterion of abnormality e. the loose public image of mental disorder 3. Hippocrates attempted to treat mental disorders by: A) hypnotizing patients. B) chaining patients to walls. C) correcting underlying physical pathology. * D) encouraging patients to speak about past traumas. 4. What model of mental illness did most people hold during the Middle Ages? A) the moral model B) the medical model C) the psychogenic model D) the demonology model * 5. Those most often in charge of treating abnormality in the Middle Ages in Europe were the: A) physicians. B) nobility. C) peasants. D) clergy. x 6. In many areas, asylums of the 1500s, such as Bethlehem asylum in London, became: A) shrines. B) tourist attractions. x C) sheltered workshops. D) centers of moral treatment. 7. Treatment for mental illness in crowded asylums tended to be: A) moral therapy. B) harsh and cruel. x C) religiously based. D) psychogenic therapy. 8. The basis for moral treatment of asylum patients was the belief that: A) mental problems had a biological basis. B) demonology was a cause of mental illness. C) mental illness should be treated with sympathy and kindness. x D) the cause of mental illness was immoral behavior. 1
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9. Which of the following is part of the legacy of Dorothea Dix? A) deinstitutionalization B) state mental hospitals x C) federal prisons D) privatization of mental hospitals 10. The finding that syphilis causes general paresis is important because it supports the idea that: A) mental patients should be deinstitutionalized. B) organic factors can cause mental illness. x C) antibiotics cannot “cure” viral diseases. D) physicians should be the ones treating mental illnesses. 11. An otherwise “normal” person during hypnotic suggestion is made to bark, sit, and fetch like a dog. The occurrence of these “abnormal” behaviors lends support to which explanation for abnormality? A) psychogenic x B) somatogenic C) parthenogenic D) schizophrenegenic 12. Which of the following patients is most likely to benefit most from psychoanalytic treatment? A) a person who needs to make profound behavioral changes very quickly B) a person who has difficulty expressing ideas and feelings verbally C) someone who is insightful and thinks clearly x D) someone who is severely disturbed and in a mental hospital 13. Case studies are useful for all of the following except: A) studying unusual problems. B) learning a great deal about a particular patient.
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