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Question number: 255

» Learning » Theories, Applications and Issues

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A rat conditioned to press a laver to receive food. In the beginning, the rat is rewarded with food every time it presses the laver. Then, the experimenter stops rewarding the rat for this behavior and eventually the rat stops pressing the bar altogether. Three days later the rat tries pressing the bar again. This is an example of

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Choice (4) Response

a.

spontaneous recovery

b.

systematic desensitization

c.

latent responding

d.

positive transfer

Question number: 256

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Treatment of Disorders

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Behavior therapy would be most useful in treating

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Choice (4) Response

a.

depression

b.

paranoid schizophrenia

c.

Tardive dyskinesia

d.

a childhood disorder

Question number: 257

» Personality » Structure

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While Mary’s friends enjoy her sense of humor and warmth, they are often frustrated by her inability to get places on time. Worse, she rarely calls to say she will be late, and sometimes she doesn’t show up at all. She hates to commit to anything beforehand and seems to make decisions based on her moods, regardless of how those behaviors might affect others. Based on this information and relying on the Five Factor Model, we can say that Layne would be MOST likely to score low in

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Openness.

b.

Agreeableness.

c.

Conscientiousness.

d.

Extraversion

Question number: 258

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Causes and Development of Disorders

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The term ideas of reference refers to the tendency of

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Choice (4) Response

a.

masochists to attribute power to authorities over them

b.

sadists to invoke their own authority

c.

paranoid thinkers to refer all their thoughts and ideas to themselves

d.

compulsive thinkers to refer all their thoughts to an authority

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