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IRW Week 14

by: Haley Johnson

IRW Week 14 PSYC 101 001

Haley Johnson
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Introduction to Psychology
Miki KItchen
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Haley Johnson on Thursday April 14, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 101 001 at University of South Carolina taught by Miki KItchen in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 437 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Psychology in Psychlogy at University of South Carolina.


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Date Created: 04/14/16
IRW Week 14 1. Rena’s therapist challenges her to think about her past dieting failures, in which Rena would strictly limit her caloric intake. She asks whether Rena’s “all-or-nothing” view of eating was rational – “Is it realistic to think that portion control should be either rigid or not worth regulating at all”? What type of therapy does this scenario illustrate? a. Cognitive therapy 2. Multiple Angles Bart was recently diagnosed with schizophrenia and has since started taking Thorazine. He meets with his doctor, Dr. Aimes, at a follow-up visit to evaluate his progress on Thorazine. Dr. Aimes is concerned that due to the Thorazine, Bart is showing signs of ____. a. tardive dyskinesia 3. Dr. O’Shea meets with a new patient, Doris, to discuss performing deep brain stimulation for the treatment of her severe depression. He describes the technique to Doris and explains that microelectrodes will be placed in Doris’s ____. a. nucleus accumbens 4. Dr. Zhang notices that his client, Mariel, becomes very defensive when asked to elaborate on her financial difficulties. Dr. Zhang infers that Mariel has likely been defensive with her parents and supervisors at work as well. What technique is Dr. Zhang using to make his inference? a. Transference 5. Extreme Eating Lately, Rena finds her herself eating non-stop, even when she isn’t hungry. She feels increasingly frustrated that she cannot seem to control her appetite and seeks the help of a mental health professional. Rena’s therapist asks her a series of questions about her childhood, such as her relationship with her parents. She is asked to recall, in depth, her interactions with her parents, particularly during mealtime. The therapist tells Rena that her conflicts with her parents at dinnertime may be a source of the problem. What type of therapy does this scenario illustrate? a. psychoanalytical therapy 6. Which psychologist is using a biopsychosocial approach to psychotherapy? a. Dr Yan 7. From the following list, which client is the least ideal for group therapy? a. Dean, who attempted suicide. 8. What is the goal of neurofeedback? a. To help certin rangers 9. Mila is having a difficult time completing her doctoral dissertation in psychology and, at the same time, is anxious about her job prospects after graduation. She tells her graduate school adviser, Dr. Rivera, who is a clinical psychologist, that she is considering seeking the advice of a life coach. Assuming Dr. Rivera is in agreement with your text and recent studies (Grant, 2003; McKelley & Rochlen, 2007), what might she tell Mila? a. Give it a try; life coaches perform the same duties as psychotherapists. 10. Jaime tells her therapist, “I start to feel my blood pressure rise when my husband belittles me,” to which her therapist replies, “I sense that you become very frustrated when you feel like your husband is attacking your character.” Assuming a humanistic approach to psychotherapy, why does the therapist respond in this way? a. To point out Jaime’s important insight 11. What is the role of psychotherapy in the treatment of bipolar disorder? a. Psychotherapy helps individuals cope with the disorder and to adhere to their treatment. 12. r. Smirnova feels that she made significant progress with her client, Alyssa, at their last session. This week, Alyssa cancels her appointment at the last minute, stating that she does not feel well. Dr. Smirnova suspects that Alyssa is showing signs of ____. a. Resistance 13. After several failed attempts at treating his major depressive episodes over the years, Patrick contemplates undergoing electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). He discusses this with his doctor, who warns him that ECT can lead to ___ a. Memory loss 14. Juan has battled moderate depression for most of his life. He seeks out the help of a mental health professional, who recommends a form of psychotherapy known as brief therapy (Iveson, 2002). What can Juan expect from this type of therapy? a. The therapy will be based on solution-building rather than on problem-solving. 15. Dr. Blagojevich is interested in understanding how antidepressants affect brain structure. After administering SSRIs to a group of rats for several weeks, Dr. Blagojevich analyzes their brain tissue. He is likely to find an increase in ____ (Malberg, Eisch, Nestler, & Duman, 2000; Nasrallah, Hopkins, & Pixley, 2010). a. the numbers of neurons in the hippocampus


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