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Abnormal Psychology: Biological Bases
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This 3 page Study Guide was uploaded by Airy Itzel Ramirez-Zuniga on Friday October 14, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to Psych 127B at University of California - Los Angeles taught by KARLSGODT, KATHERINE in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 6 views. For similar materials see Abnormal Psychology: Biological Bases in Psychology (PSYC) at University of California - Los Angeles.


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STUDY QUIDE FOR EXAM 1 – PSYCH 127B 1. Dr.Roberts, a psychiatrist, often prescribes medication to his patients for their psychological problems. Dr. Roberts has what type of degree? 2. All of the following are part of clinical description EXCEPT: a. Thoughts b. Feelings c. Causes d. Behaviors 3. The ___describes the number of people in a population who have a disorder, whereas the __ describes how many new cases of a disorder occur within a given period. 4. Which of the following is NOT a historical model of abnormal behavior? a. The psyche model b. The supernatural model c. The biological model d. The psychological model 5. During the 19 century, the biological tradition of psychological disorders was supported by the discovery that a bacterial microorganism,_____ , could result in psychotic symptoms and bizarre behaviors in advanced stages. 6. Which of the following describes the order in which biological treatments for mental disorders were introduced? a. Neuroleptic drug therapy, insulin therapy, electroconvulsive therapy b. insulin therapy, electroconvulsive therapy, Neuroleptic drug therapy c. electroconvulsive therapy, Neuroleptic drug therapy, insulin therapy, d. electroconvulsive therapy, insulin therapy, neuroleptic drug therapy 7. ___ is the release of tension following the disclosure of emotional trauma, whereas ____ is the increased understanding of current feelings and past event. 8. Before feeding her dog, Anna always gets his food out of the pantry. When she opens the pantry door, her dog begins to salivate. What is the dog's salivation an example of? 9. B.F. skinner is known for introducing the concept of ___, the belief that behavior can influence and change the environment. 10. Which approach to psychopathology considers biological, social, behavioral, emotional, cognitive, and developmental influences? 11. Much of our development and most of our behavior, personality, and IQ are influenced by many genes, each contributing only a portion of the overall effect. This type of influence is known as what? 12. Behavioral genetics research has concluded that: a. Genetic factors do not contribute to most psychological disorders b. Genetic factors that contribute to psychological disorders account for most of the explanation c. For any one psychological disorder there is probably one gene that explains most of its development d. Genetic factors that contribute to psychological disorders account for less than half of the explanation. 13. Which portion of the brain is responsible for complex cognitive activities such as reasoning, planning, and creating? 14. John is startled by a loud crash in his apartment. His heart immediately starts beating rapidly and the pace of his breathing increases. What part of the nervous system is responsible for this psychological response? 15. Which neurotransmitter appears to reduce overall arousal and dampen emotional responses? 16. Martin Seligman noted that when rats or other animals encounter conditions over which they have no control, they give up attempting to cope and seem to develop the animal equivalent of depression. What is this referred to ? 17. Which concept explains why fears of snakes and heights are more common (or more easily learned) than fears of cats and flowers? 18. Emotion comprises all of the following components EXCEPT : a. Behavior b. Cognition c. Genetics d. Physiology 19. During a clinical interview a psychologist notes that a client is not aware of what the date is or even where she is. The psychologist has gained information about what aspect of the client's mental status? 20. One criticism of the Rorschach inkblot test and other projective assessment techniques is that different therapists administer and interpret them in different ways. Because of that variability, the tests lack what key attribute? 21. What type of test would you use to explore whether an individual might have some sort of brain damage or injury? 22. Measuring electrical activity in the brain with an electroencephalogram (EEG) would be most appropriate to answer which of the following questions? a. Will this client perform at the same level with his peers in school? b. Does this client have excessive fears and worries? c. Is this client well suited to pursue a career in the creative arts? d. Is this client benefiting from relaxation training? 23. Which approach to diagnostic classification identifies both essential characteristics of a disorder that everyone with the disorder shares and nonessential characteristics that might vary from person to person? a. Prototypical b. Standardized c. Dimensional d. Categorical 24. Despite improvements in DSM-IV, DSM-IV-TR, and DSM-5, which of the following criticisms can still be leveled at that classification system? 25. Inmost experiments, researchers explore the expected influences of the ___ on the ____. 26. When behavior change occurs because of a person's expectation of change rather than (or on addition to) the result of any manipulation by the experimenter, it is known as the what? 27. What type of research design is used if an experiment examines life satisfaction in different groups of 20,40,and 60 year olds to draw conclusions about age differences? 28. One way that participants in research project are protected by harm is by making sure they are not coerced into participating and that they have full knowledge of what their participation will involve. What is the ethnical protection called? 29. ___ is a psychological experience characterized by concern about future events, and ____ is characterized by concern about current circumstances. 30. In an integrated model of anxiety, which childhood experience appears to make an individual more vulnerable to anxiety in adulthood? 31. Why are the majority of people who suffer from agoraphobia women? 32. Marty has a fear pf dogs. Which of the following suggests that his fear qualifies as a specific phobia rather than just an everyday fear? 33. Which technique appears to be the most effective treatment for phobias? 34. Which of the following is the most essential characteristic of social anxiety disorder (social phobia)? 35. Which feature differentiates posttraumatic stress disorder from acute stress disorder? 36. Every morning when he leaves for work, Anthony has recurring doubt about whether he locked his front door. He continues thinking about this throughout the day, to the distraction of his work. Anthony is experiencing what? 37. When a person believes that thinking about hurting someone is just as bad as actually hurting someone, that person is experiencing what?


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