Abnormal Psychology Exam 1

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  • 1. 
    Why is it important to take into account cultural relativism?
  • 2. 
    What are the criteria for psychological abnormality?
  • 3. 
    What were Hippocrates' 4 humors called?
  • 4. 
    Trephining was...
    • A. 

      Used during the renaissance era.

    • B. 

      Using a stone instrument to cut a piece of skull out.

    • C. 

      A means of eliminating people with abnormalities.

    • D. 

      Popular amongst African cultures.

  • 5. 
    Asylums were meant to be ________ and __________ places.
  • 6. 
    During the middle ages, to treat abnormal behaviors, people...
    • A. 

      Performed exorcisms.

    • B. 

      Used virtual prisons.

    • C. 

      Thought demons were the cause.

    • D. 

      Wanted to eliminate the mentally ill.

  • 7. 
    In state hospitals, the moral treatment of the mentally ill...
    • A. 

      Cured thousands of people.

    • B. 

      Focused on providing good care.

    • C. 

      Ended because of overcrowded (and filthy) hospitals.

    • D. 

      Was shocking to most people, so it was destroyed.

  • 8. 
    The somatogenic perspective began in during the 20th century.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Psychoanalysis, hypnotism, and outpatient therapy were formed because of the _________ perspective.
  • 10. 
    Prevention programs used __________.
    • A. 

      Research from various cultures

    • B. 

      Information about individual patients

    • C. 

      Positive psychology

    • D. 

      Managed care techniques

  • 11. 
    Positive psychology was aimed at encouraging positive feelings and behaviors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Managed care is...
    • A. 

      A type of insurance coverage.

    • B. 

      Used to help manage a patients behaviors.

    • C. 

      A research procedure used to observe a patient.

    • D. 

      The most popular form of behavioral care.

  • 13. 
    ___________ stated that insurance companies had to provide the same care to patients with mental health and medical health problems.
  • 14. 
    Multiculturism emegered due to more cultures.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    ___________ try(ies) to understand how race, gender, ethnicity, and culture affect behaviors.
    • A. 

      Somatogenic perspective

    • B. 

      Multiculturism

    • C. 

      Outpatient therapy

    • D. 

      Research analyzers

  • 16. 
    Pros of case studies...
    • A. 

      Is that they pave the way for new discoveries.

    • B. 

      Is that they offer a wide range of test subjects, creating a generalized result.

    • C. 

      Is that clinicians can learn more about unusual problems and techniques.

    • D. 

      Is that they support or challenge theories.

  • 17. 
    Cons of case studies...
    • A. 

      Is that observers can be biased.

    • B. 

      Is that they rely on subjective evidence.

    • C. 

      Is that they display vague results.

    • D. 

      Is that participants are not truthful.

  • 18. 
    Pros of correlational method...
    • A. 

      Is that clinicians are able to learn about unusual disorders.

    • B. 

      Is that they use statistic analysis to test accuracy.

    • C. 

      Is that researchers perform this method on their patient.

    • D. 

      Is that results are easily generalized.

  • 19. 
    Cons of correlational method...
    • A. 

      Is that they are found to be very inaccurate.

    • B. 

      Is that results are significantly different for different ages.

    • C. 

      Is that the results are approximate.

    • D. 

      Is that the results don't explain the relationship of what was measured.

  • 20. 
    3 important criteria included in experiments to guard against confounds...
    • A. 

      Control group

    • B. 

      Experimental design

    • C. 

      Random assignment

    • D. 

      Blind design

  • 21. 
    Matched control participants (experimental participants are matched with the control participants by age, sex, race, socioeconomic status, type of neighborhood, or other characteristics) are used in this type of experiment.
    • A. 

      Blind design

    • B. 

      Quasi-experimental design

    • C. 

      Mixed design

    • D. 

      Double-blind design

  • 22. 
    More then one type of clinical investigation is better to investigate a disorder.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    A general understanding of the nature, causes and treatments of abnormal psychological functioning in the form of laws or principles.
    • A. 

      Idiographic understanding

    • B. 

      Nomothetic understanding

    • C. 

      Clinical understanding

  • 24. 
    An understanding of the behavior or a particular individual.
    • A. 

      Nomothetic understanding

    • B. 

      Clinical understanding

    • C. 

      Idiographic understanding

  • 25. 
    Nomothetic is...
    • A. 

      When clinical researchers try to develop broad laws and principles of abnormal functioning.

    • B. 

      When researchers attempt to explain certain attributes about a disorder.

    • C. 

      When clinical researchers believe that abnormal functioning is due to imbalances of neurotransmitters.

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