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Question number: 138

» Abnormal Psychology » Definitions of Abnormality

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Statistical approaches to abnormality define as “abnormal” those who

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Choice (4) Response
a.

show evidence of loss of contact with reality.

b.

deviate from typical or average patterns of behavior.

c.

are unhappy, withdrawn, and depressed.

d.

are happy and engaged.

Question number: 139

» Biological Bases of Behavior » Neuroanatomy » Peripheral Nervous System

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What is the fundamental difference between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems?

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a.

The sympathetic nervous system plays a role in traumatic events, while the parasympathetic nervous system only plays a role in digestion.

b.

The parasympathetic nervous system is used more often than the sympathetic nervous system.

c.

The sympathetic nervous system increases physiological arousal, while the parasympathetic nervous system returns the body to a calmer and relaxed state.

d.

The sympathetic nervous system plays a role in sexual behavior, while the parasympathetic nervous system does not.

Question number: 140

» Motivation & Emotion » Motivational Concepts » Instincts & Evolutionary Psychology

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The three basic components of prejudice are Effective,

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a.

Real and abstract

b.

Internal and External

c.

Real and Imagined

d.

Cognitive and Behavioral

Question number: 141

» History, Approaches & Research Methods » Approaches & Perspectives

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With respect to astrology, palmistry, and phrenology, it can be said that

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a.

all are general psychology’s.

b.

they rarely appear to “work” due to the fallacy of positive instances.

c.

all are pseudo-psychology’s.

d.

none is subject to the P T Barnum effect.

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