GRE Psychology: Questions 87 - 89 of 437

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Question number: 87

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Treatment of Disorders

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Dr. Henry is a proponent of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), though he believes it should only be used in the most extreme circumstances. Historically, ECT was applied to a wide range of disorders, but today it is only used

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in Europe.

b.

with clients who cause problems for the hospital staff.

c.

with schizophrenia, particularly when positive symptoms are present.

d.

in treating severe depression, especially if there is a high risk of suicide.

Question number: 88

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Cognitive Neuroscience

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In a territory that is inhabited by many similar looking and closely related bird species, a male bird performs an elaborate display prior to mating. The display ensures that the female partner will be of the same species as the male. This is an example of

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a fixed action pattern

b.

paternal behavior

c.

a behavioral isolating mechanism

d.

exploratory behavior

Question number: 89

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Neurons

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John was going for a stroll in the woods when he saw a bear in the distance. As the bear starter coming toward him, John got scared and started to run in the opposite direction. Which of the following happened when John saw the bear?

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His parasympathetic nervous system became activated.

b.

There was an increase in the amount of GABA released into his brain.

c.

There was a decrease in the amount of dopamine released in his brain.

d.

His sympathetic nervous system became activated.

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