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Question number: 36

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Causes and Development of Disorders

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Ms. Garry, an 82-year-old woman in failing health whose companion had died 5 years before, was placed in a nursing home by her daughter. She withdrew from social life, spent most of her waking hours watching TV, and became morose. Seligman would label her behavior

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

inoculation

b.

learned helplessness

c.

cataclysmic stress

d.

post-traumatic stress syndrome

Question number: 37

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Treatment of Disorders

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Since Dr. Callum began making connections between Dan’s current romantic problems and his childhood experiences, Dan has been “forgetting” therapy appointments or canceling them at the last minute, and when he does show he is invariably late. Dan’s avoidance pattern is called

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

transference.

b.

interpretation.

c.

countertransference.

d.

resistance.

Question number: 38

» Sensation and Perception » Theories, Applications and Issues

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The perception of hue depends primarily on

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

optic chiasm

b.

firing frequency of nerves

c.

wavelength

d.

pigmentation of cones

Question number: 39

» Sensation and Perception » Vision

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Humans see better at night by looking at objects from the side then by looking straight at objects. This is explained by

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

the way rods are distributed on the retina

b.

the tri-color theory

c.

the crossing of the optic nerves in the neural pathway

d.

the opponent-process theory

Question number: 40

» Lifespan Development » Social and Personality

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The primary lesson of the Zimbardo prison study was

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

that people’s behavior depends largely on the roles they are asked to play

b.

how quickly people are influenced by power

c.

how quickly people are corrupted by power

d.

that students are very suggestible and are not good research subjects

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