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Exam 2 Study Guide

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Exam 2 Study Guide PSY 3280

Victoria Billings
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Chapters 4-7
Abnormal Psychology
Tamra Cater Ph.D.
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This 3 page Study Guide was uploaded by Victoria Billings on Tuesday April 12, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to PSY 3280 at University of Colorado Colorado Springs taught by Tamra Cater Ph.D. in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 17 views. For similar materials see Abnormal Psychology in Psychlogy at University of Colorado Colorado Springs.


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Date Created: 04/12/16
Exam 2 Abnormal Psych Study Guide Chapters 4­7 **This is not everything that will appear on your exam.  1.Know the concepts of reliability, standardization, and validity. What would be indicative of  high reliability? Or good standardization, for instance? Reliability: Standardization: Validity: 2.Structured/Unstructured interviews Structured: Unstructured: 3.Projective tests­The TAT, Rorshach, etc. 4.Which category of clinical tests has the best reliability, validity, and standardization? 5.Use of projective tests by today’s clinicians. Are they using them, and if so, for what purpose? 6.Naturalistic observations as an assessment technique­ Psychologists may watch clients in their  natural settings. 7.What is a participant observer? We never got to this as well, but it’s when a person who  knows the client well, such as a parent, records or observes the behavior of a client (such as how much this person hits another person).  8.What is a clinical picture? We never got to this, but it is a comprehensive view of the causes  and maintenance of a person’s abnormal behavior that a psychologist develops.  9.Examples of irrational assumptions  10.Mindfulness based cognitive therapy 11.Benzodiazapines are effective in treating generalized anxiety disorder­ What do they do that  makes them effective? They mimic for the effect of GABA. 11.How would someone be diagnosed with agoraphobia and panic disorder? What symptoms  would they have to show? 12.What are some components of social anxiety disorder according to cognitive theorists? That  is, what are some beliefs that people with this disorder have? 13.Know the hypothalamic­pituitary­adrenal pathway of the stress response 14.What is a major difference between acute stress disorder and PTSD according to DSM  criteria? 15.What are the symptoms of a panic attack?  16.The different types of torture 17.Information from Judith Bock’s talk. 18.Physical symptoms of depression 19.exogenous and endogenous depression 20.What is one problem with analogue studies of depression? 21.What is rumination when thinking about depression? 22.The difference between Bipolar I and Bipolar II disorder 23.Behavioral symptoms of mania 24.Milder forms of bipolar disorder 25.Evidence for the role of serotonin and norepinephrine in depression comes from reserpine and blood pressure medications that caused depression, as well as deprivation of tryptophan. 


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