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Question number: 259

» 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 (5) Response

a.

compulsive thinkers to refer all their thoughts to an authority

b.

paranoid thinkers to refer all their thoughts and ideas to themselves

c.

masochists to attribute power to authorities over them

d.

sadists to invoke their own authority

e.

psychometric test makers to refer to previously validated construct-valid tests

Question number: 260

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Causes and Development of Disorders

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A child with an IQ of 63 would most likely be diagnosed with

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Choice (5) Response

a.

borderline mental retardation

b.

severe mental retardation

c.

moderate mental retardation

d.

mild mental retardation

e.

profound mental retardation

Question number: 261

» Social Psychology » Group and Intergroup Processes

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Group polarization is the tendency

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Choice (5) Response

a.

for a group to break into two opposing sides

b.

for a group to become deadlocked during decision making

c.

for a group to feel strongly about the dominant viewpoint

d.

for a group to identify a common enemy

e.

for an ingroup to identify an outgroup

Question number: 262

» Thinking » Problem Solving

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Matt’s parents are physicists, and so are the parents of several of his best friends. Therefore, Matt believes that many people are employed as physicists. Matt’s reasoning is based on

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Choice (5) Response

a.

risky decision making

b.

the representativeness heuristic

c.

a mental set

d.

the availability heuristic

e.

the conjunction fallacy

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