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Question number: 69

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Treatment of Disorders

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Mille is seeing Dr. Tony for depression and anxiety. When she first visited him, she was worried that he would expect her to commit to years of therapy, but he said most of his clients only require 15 or 20 sessions. As they work together, Dr. Tony focuses on helping Mille understand that she does not have to interact with other people in the dysfunctional way her parents did. As she expands her repertoire of interactions with others, her depression and anxiety begin to lift. Dr. Tony is using

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Gestalt techniques.

b.

cognitive-behavioral interventions.

c.

interpersonal therapy.

d.

psychoanalysis.

e.

None of the above

Question number: 70

» Measurement and Methodology » Psychometrics, Test Construction, Reliability, Validity

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In a frequency polygon, the abscissa

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Choice (5) Response

a.

plots the frequencies

b.

is leptokurtic when scores are not normally distributed

c.

plots the percentiles

d.

plots the scores

e.

is almost always normally distributed

Question number: 71

» Measurement and Methodology » Analysis and Interpretation of Findings

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Sitting in the park one sunny day, Chaim notices that people who are walking dogs smile at him more often than people without dogs. Chaim concludes that people who own dogs are happier than those who do not own dogs. Based on the principles of psychological research, what is the biggest problem with Chaim’s conclusion?

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Choice (5) Response

a.

correlation proves causation

b.

Correlation does not prove causation; the association may be spurious.

c.

Just because someone is walking a dog doesn’t mean the person owns that dog.

d.

Chaim did not operationalize “dog. ”

e.

Chaim did not observe people with cats before coming to his conclusion.

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