1. One who systematically gathers information in order to describe, predict, and explain abnormality is
2. If you wanted a career in which you focus on detecting, as
1. Challenges faced by clinical researchers include all of the following except:
A. measuring abnormal concepts such as mood change is difficult.
B. there are very few graduate students trained in clinical research.
C. rights of research partici
1. In science, the perspectives used to explain phenomena are known as:
2. The models or paradigm an investigator uses influences:
A. the symptoms of a particular disorder.
B. the tre
1. The major focus of a clinical practitioner when dealing with a new client is to gather what type of
2. A mental health practitioner attempts to learn about the
1. Poor health is best described as a:
C. stress response.
D. stress model.
2. A person who copes well with a happy event in life is showing a positive:
C. stress response.
D. stress mode
1. Fear differs from anxiety in that:
A. fear is to a specific threat and anxiety is more general.
B. anxiety is more likely to lead to aggression than is fear.
C. anxiety is to an interpersonal threat and fear is to an inanimate threat.
1. Someone experiencing a serious memory loss, thought to be a way to escape from the stress of the
trauma that happened, would MOST likely be diagnosed with:
A. a conversion disorder.
B. a somatoform disorder.
C. a dissociative disorder.
1. About what percentage of clients with unipolar depression receive treatment from a mental health
professional each year?
D. almost all
2. A therapist using free association and dream interpretation discovers tha
1. A state of breathless euphoria, or frenzied energy, in which people have an exaggerated belief in
their power describes:
2. The most common form of mood disorder is:
1. The most feared psychological problem among the elderly is:
B. loss of sexual function.
2. The percentage of the U.S. population aged 65 and older today is:
A. about 4%.
B. about 7%.
1. What percentage of the world population is estimated to have schizophrenia?
2. Psychosis means:
A. split personality.
B. loss of contact with reality.
C. brain seizures.
D. drug abuse.
3. The te
1. The hallucinations and distortions of perception some drugs produce are called:
B. substance dependence.
C. substance abuse.
2. Which of the following would not be considered a drug?
1. A forensic psychologist would be likely to do all of the following EXCEPT:
A. write legislation to regulate the practice of psychology in the courts.
B. testify in criminal or civil proceedings.
C. research questions pertinent to trials.
1. The enduring pattern of inner experiences and outward behavior that is unique to each individual is
A. a trait.
2. The consistencies of one's personality are called:
1. What was the dominant way of dealing with schizophrenic people during the first half of the
B. outpatient services
C. individual psychotherapy
D. treatment with neuroleptic drugs
2. The ir
1. A paraphilia:
A. usually involves rape.
B. is a response to a socially inappropriate object.
C. is an inability to experience sexual arousal.
D. is an inability to achieve sexual satisfaction.
2. A person who becomes sexually arous
1. Surveys show that _ is a common experience for close to half of all children in the United
D. substance abuse
2. A large survey of parents and their children shows that parents:
1. About how many suicides are committed annually in the United States?
2. About how many deaths occur by suicide each year around the world?
Research is an important part of psychology because without research,
psychologists everywhere wouldnt ever find out anything new, or find new methods
to practise. If I were to pick a certain field of psychology to study, I would study
sleep. I would like
1. The disorder that is characterized by eating binges followed by forced vomiting is called:
C. anorexia nervosa.
D. bulimia nervosa.
2. Characteristics of anorexia nervosa include all the following EXCEPT: