Clinical and Abnormal Psychology (GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology): Questions 32 - 35 of 64

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Question number: 32

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Causes and Development of Disorders

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Hazel has experienced feelings of worthlessness, low energy, and a loss of interest in life for most of the days of the past three years. She would most likely be diagnosed with

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

major depressive disorder

b.

severe melancholia

c.

existential neurosis

d.

dysthymic disorder

Question number: 33

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Treatment of Disorders

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Michelle’s therapist asks her to lie on the couch and talk about whatever comes to mind without censoring anything. This technique, called ________, is meant to help the client and therapist find recurring themes or issues that can provide clues to the unconscious cause or causes of the problem.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

free association

b.

insight

c.

client-centered therapy

d.

transference

Question number: 34

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Stress, Conflict, Coping

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Catherine has wanted to lose weight for several years, and a magazine article on the dangers of obesity made her decide to finally take action. Today she went to the market and bought healthy foods, then made herself her favorite high-fat dinner and dessert, knowing she would need to eat these kinds of foods in moderation in the future. According to the transtheoretical model of change, Catherine is in the ________ stage.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

termination

b.

precontemplation

c.

preparation/determination

d.

contemplation

Question number: 35

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Treatment of Disorders

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Which of the following is NOT true of systematic desensitization?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

It reduces anxiety.

b.

It employs operant conditioning.

c.

It is a highly effective treatment for phobias.

d.

It employs counter conditioning principles.

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