Abnormal Psychology Chapter 19 Flashcards

Who makes the final decision as to whether or not a person may be tried by the judicial system?
the courts

Courts ask for mental health professionals to help determine if defendants are:
responsible for the crimes they commit and capable of defending themselves in court.

A forensic psychologist would be likely to do all of the following EXCEPT:
write legislation to regulate the practice of psychology in the courts.

Which of the following cases caused the uproar and outrage that led to a return to the M’Naghten rule in determining insanity?
John Hinckley’s attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan

The current code of ethics declares that therapist should break confidentiality even without the client’s consent:
when the client or another person is threatened.

If you were having marital problems that were affecting your work and your employer made mental health service available to you to deal with those problems, your employer would be providing you with:
an employee assistance program.

The APA code of ethics states that sexual relationships between a psychologist and client are:
prohibited under almost all circumstances.

A practitioner has admitted a patient to a state hospital, and has prescribed medication for that patient. The chances that the practitioner is a psychologist are:
moderate; most states allow psychologists to admit patients, and most states allow them to prescribe medication, although most admissions and prescriptions are done by psychiatrists.

If someone was interested in pursuing a career in a field that combined mental health and the legal and judicial systems, you should direct that person toward:
forensic psychology.

In the past 20 years or so, how has the authority of psychologists and psychiatrists to make decisions about things such as admitting patients and prescribing medication changed?
Psychologists have been granted some authorities previous held only by psychiatrists.

Temporary commitment in an emergency situation is possible if:
two physicians certify it (the two-physician certificate—”2 PC”).

A man got into a fight and killed his opponent. When he went to trial, he had a mental breakdown. He did not know where he was and had hallucinations. He was unable to answer questions. He is likely to be sent to a mental institution because:
he was mentally unstable at the time of the trial and unable to defend himself.

An important current distinction between psychologists and psychiatrists that is changing is that:
psychiatrists may prescribe drugs and psychologists may not.

If a person accused of a crime is found not guilty by reason of insanity, he or she is committed to a psychiatric facility for treatment. This is called:
criminal commitment.

A lawyer defending a client whose DNA evidence supports his innocence even though an eyewitness puts the client at the scene of the crime:
has a good case if he introduces evidence about the unreliability of eyewitness testimony.

The type of system that many health insurance companies have set up to try to curtail expenses associated with providing treatment is referred to as a(n):
managed care system.

The process of forcing certain individuals to undergo mental health treatment is called:
civil commitment.

Which of the following is most likely to impact job performance in terms of accidents, damage, and absenteeism?
substance-related disorders

A recent national mental health survey of psychotherapists found that more than three-quarters of them reported being in therapy themselves at least once, and that they:
seek therapy for the same problems that affect other people.

In the case of Wyatt v. Stickney, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people who have been involuntarily committed have a right to:
treatment.

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