General Psychology (GRE Psychology): Questions 20 - 22 of 24

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Question number: 20

» General Psychology » History

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After encountering a number of patients who had physical problems without any apparent physical cause, Sigmund Freud reasoned that the causes must be psychological and beyond his patients’ conscious awareness. Freud’s patient, Anna O. , sometimes developed paralysis in her limbs even though there was nothing physically wrong with her & he eventually developed a theory he called psychoanalysis based on this observation. What was Freud actually analyzing?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

How the environment is constantly affecting our behavior

b.

people do not understand the meaning of life

c.

How people find ultimate meaning in their lives

d.

Internal, mostly unconscious psychological forces

Question number: 21

» General Psychology » Industrial-Organizational Psychology

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Workers Barry and Rob have the same boss. Both workers have equivalent job performance. Their boss also likes both of them equally. Yet Barry did not get as good of an evaluation from the boss as Rob did. Considering this information, what could be a factor influencing the boss in their job evaluations?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

The boss is subject to classic error

b.

The boss was arbitrary and gave both ratings for no reason.

c.

The boss had a better first impression of Rob than of Barry.

d.

The boss is subject to a distributional error.

Question number: 22

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According to one theory of psychology, many people have mental illnesses because their maladaptive behaviors have proven rewarding for them in the past and thus have been continued. This belief is consistent with which of the following models?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

Cognitive

b.

Biological

c.

Psychodynamic

d.

Behavioral

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