General Psychology-History [GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology]: Questions 15 - 17 of 18

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Question 15

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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 (5)Response

a.

How people find ultimate meaning in their lives

b.

people do not understand the meaning of life

c.

Internal, mostly unconscious psychological forces

d.

Physical causes of psychological problems

e.

How the environment is constantly affecting our behavior

Question 16

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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 (5)Response

a.

Cognitive

b.

Behavioral

c.

Sociocultural

d.

Psychodynamic

e.

Biological

Question 17

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Dan is taking a psychology class and is not at all interested in discussions about the unconscious, childhood influences, or the way different structures in the brain work. Although, he is interested in the purpose of certain psychological mechanisms like he wonders why we feel disgusted by a food that made us sick or why some emotions are the same all over the world and others aren՚t. Dan is thinking most like a

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Choice (5)Response

a.

monist.

b.

behaviorist

c.

functionalist.

d.

British empiricist.

e.

structuralist.