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1

According to Freudian theory, anxiety is a signal for the ego to marshal its defense mechanisms, which function as

unconscious protective mechanisms

2

According to the authors of your textbook, the definition of a psychological disorder is associated with

impaired functioning

3

According to the definition of personality disorder, only individuals who show ____ patterns of maladaptive behavior should be diagnosed with a personality disorder

relatively permanent

4

After Philippe Pinel systematically introduced moral therapy as a treatment in mental hospitals in France, a similar type of treatment was first established in a US hospital by

Benjamin Rush

5

After the mid 1800s, moral therapy declined as a treatment for the mentally ill in the United States because

immigrants caused an increase in the mental hospital population

6

All of the following are examples of defense mechanisms according to psychoanalytic theory except

adaptation

7

All of the following are ways in which mental health professionals might function as scientist-practitioners EXCEPT

analyzing their own motivations and reasons for helping people with psychological problems

8

Anton Mesmer, an early 18th century physician, purported to be affecting cures in patients by unblocking their flow of a bodily fluid he called "animal magnetism". In fact, any effectiveness of his methods was actually due to

the power of suggestion

9

A psychological dysfunction refers to

(any of these)
-a breakdown in cognitive functioning
-a breakdown in emotional functioning
-a breakdown in behavioral functioning

10

According to psychoanalytic theory, the role of the ego involves

mediating conflict between the id and the superego