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Question number: 137

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Treatment of Disorders

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Tin’s sister has just been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The sister is being hospitalized while a medication regimen is established to stabilize her moods. Of the following, which medication are doctors MOST likely to use?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Lithium

b.

All of the above

c.

Parnate

d.

Tofranil

Question number: 138

» Measurement and Methodology » Statistical Procedures

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Which of the following is NOT true of parametric statistical tests?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

They are more powerful than non-parametric statistical tests.

b.

They assume that data are normally distributed.

c.

None of the above

d.

They assume comparable variability across treatment groups.

Question number: 139

» Learning » Instrumental Conditioning

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Which of the following is true of a variable-ratio schedule of reinforcement as opposed to other schedules of reinforcement?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

It provides a reinforcement for nay response.

b.

Of the various reinforcement schedules, it causes learning to occur the fastest.

c.

It is extremely vulnerable to extinction.

d.

It produces the highest rate of responding.

Question number: 140

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Stress, Conflict, Coping

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At 65, Terry is diagnosed with cancer. Because the idea of cancer terrifies him, he refuses to believe that he has a sickness and does not get any treatments. When his physician informs him that his case has become terminal because he did not act, Terry tells his friends that his doctor doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Terry is

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

displaying hardiness.

b.

using emotion-focused coping.

c.

hiding hardiness

d.

using problem-focused coping.

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