Abnormal Psychology Chapter 7

A person with conversion blindness, paralysis, or loss of feeling may also be said to be displaying:
A. selective symptomatology.
B. pseudoneurological symptom.
C. pain disorder.
D. malingering.
B. pseudoneurological symptom.

The first step in treating people with dissociative identity disorder is to:
A. integrate the subpersonalities into a unity.
B. bond with the primary personality.
C. establish a contract with the subpersonalities to prevent self-harm.
D. provide a forum for the subpersonalities to communicate with one another.
B. bond with the primary personality.

Depersonalization disorder is most common among those who are:
A. adolescents and young adults.
B. adults between the ages of 40 and 60.
C. preadolescents.
D. adults over 60.
A. adolescents and young adults.

Which of the following is likely to be useful in distinguishing hysterical somatoform disorders from true medical problems?
A. the failure of a condition to develop as expected
B. the particular body part showing the symptom
C. the patient’s description of the source of the symptoms
D. the usual course of development of the physical symptoms
A. the failure of a condition to develop as expected

A person with dissociative identity disorder has just experienced “switching.” Which of the following most likely has happened?
A. The host personality has put in a relatively rare appearance.
B. The person has changed from one subpersonality to another.
C. The person has faked a change in personality.
D. Two subpersonalities rapidly changed back and forth several times.
B. The person has changed from one subpersonality to another.

What treatment approach is often used in cases of dissociative amnesia and fugue?
A. electroconvulsive shock therapy
B. hypnotherapy
C. amphetamine injections
D. family therapy
B. hypnotherapy

Every time Miguel had a headache, his mother let him miss school. Now, as an adult, his headaches have become more frequent. His head pounds any time he is required to do something he would rather not. This is a explanation of conversion symptoms.
A. behavioral
B. biological
C. cognitive
D. cultural
A. behavioral

Martin was certain that his chin was too big and was misshapen. He was very anxious in public and tried to work at home whenever possible. His condition could best be diagnosed as:
A. body dysmorphic disorder.
B. somatization disorder.
C. factitious disorder with psychological symptoms.
D. hypochondriacal disorder.
A. body dysmorphic disorder.

Munchausen syndrome is a ______ disorder.
A. conversion
B. somatoform
C. psychophysical
D. factitious
D. factitious

A visual image that is retained so vividly that one can continue to scan it for more information is called:
A. the tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon.
B. an eidetic image.
C. jamais vu.
D. déjà vu.
B. an eidetic image.

Which diagnosis includes a breakdown in sense of self, a significant alteration in memory or identity, and even a separation of one part of the identity from another part?
A. personality disorder
B. mood disorder
C. dissociative disorder
D. histrionic personality disorder
C. dissociative disorder

People who become preoccupied with some imagined or exaggerated defect in their appearance suffer from a:
A. somatization disorder.
B. hypochondriacal disorder.
C. body dysmorphic disorder.
D. conversion disorder.
C. body dysmorphic disorder.

A 35-year-old woman hobbles into the office of a physician complaining of a debilitating illness that has robbed her of the use of her left leg and right arm. The physician finds no physical basis for her symptoms. She appears totally unaware that the cause of her symptoms may be psychological. The diagnosis would be:
A. conversion disorder.
B. factitious disorder.
C. preoccupation disorder.
D. malingering.
A. conversion disorder.

Munchausen syndrome by proxy is most likely to adversely affect the physical well-being of:
A. the child of the person experiencing it.
B. the spouse of the person experiencing it.
C. the person experiencing it.
D. the medical personnel caring for the person experiencing it.
A. the child of the person experiencing it.

In the United States, the number of diagnosed cases per year of dissociative identity disorder:
A. first decreased, then increased.
B. first increased, then decreased.
C. has increased.
D. has decreased.
C. has increased.

Sarah brings her young daughter into the emergency room with internal bleeding. The attending physician later concludes that Sarah caused the symptoms in her daughter intentionally, to bring her to a doctor’s attention. If this assessment is true, Sarah would be diagnosed as having:
A. Munchausen syndrome.
B. a conversion disorder.
C. a factitious disorder.
D. Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
D. Munchausen syndrome by proxy.

A therapist treating an individual with a somatoform disorder works to reduce pleasurable outcomes associated with being sick, while increasing pleasurable outcomes associated with being well. This technique is called:
A. reinforcement.
B. post-hypnotic suggestion.
C. suggestion.
D. confrontation
A. reinforcement.

Which of the following is not an example of memory recovery techniques used by therapists?
A. hypnosis
B. imagining the event
C. dream interpretation
D. journal writing
B. imagining the event

Kevin studies his history notes and textbook while he is drinking beer. According to some theorists, Kevin would later do better on his history exam if he also had alcohol in his system while taking the exam. These theorists would be basing their claim on:
A. active-avoidance learning
B. associative memory learning
C. social learning theory
D. state-dependent learning
D. state-dependent learning.

Freud believed that hysterical symptoms:
A. were rooted in the oral stage.
B. were more common in men than women.
C. enabled people to avoid unpleasant activities.
D. were medical problems that needed medical, not psychological treatment.
C. enabled people to avoid unpleasant activities.

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