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GED 215 GED/215 GED215 Unit 4 Exam 4


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GED 215 Unit 4 Exam 4 (CCU)

GED 215 Psychology of Adjustment Unit 4


1) Who suffers more from stress?

A) women more than men

B) well versus less educated individuals

C) high rather than low income employees

D) all of these


2) According to Hans Selye, stress which has a beneficial effect on us is called

A) hypostress

B) hyperstress

C) distress

D) eustress


3) Some students feel distressed only in test situations. They might be said to suffer from

A) acute stress

B) eustress

C) hypostress

D) hyperstress


4) Which term does not describe the Type A personality?

A) holds rigorous standards

B) competitive and sometimes hostile

C) forgiving and relaxed

D) distressed and time urgent


5) Diane, a keyboard specialist, adapted to her stressful job with few complaints. Now, a year later,

Diane discovers she has developed an ulcer from the demands of her boss to meet deadlines and to

type accurately. Such stress-related illnesses are likely to occur in which stage of the general

adaptation syndrome?

A) resistance

B) exhaustion

C) alarm

D) the intermediate stage


6) Attributing our unacceptable feelings to others is known as

A) repression

B) displacement

C) projection

D) denial




7) When Mohammed’s girlfriend unexpectedly broke off their relationship, he said it was just as well

because he no longer loved her. Yet, Mohammed unconsciously loved her. Mohammed’s response is

an example of

A) sublimation

B) repression

C) denial

D) reaction formation


8) Women are more likely to cope with stress through

A) medication

B) sleeping

C) social support

D) working out


9) A problem-solving response to stress that involves mutual accommodation among all the participants is

A) substitution

B) withdrawal

C) denial

D) negotiation


10) In terms of mental disorders, most mental health professionals greatly attend to

A) the legal model of insanity

B) the person’s reputation among his or her peers

C) the statistical rarity of the behavior

D) the individual’s level of personal distress


11) During any one-year period, the proportion of adults in the general population who are suffering

from some type of psychological disorder is about

A) 1 in 3 adults

B) 1 in 10 adults

C) 1 in 20 adults

D) 1 in 4 adults


12) Sets of symptoms more common in some societies are called

A) culture-bound syndromes

B) societal syndromes

C) culture-clash syndromes

D) secular syndromes





13) The most common psychological disorders in the United States are those labeled

A) anxiety disorders

B) schizophrenic disorders

C) phobic disorders

D) bipolar disorders


14) A critical feature of obsessive-compulsive disorder is

A) anxiety about being anxious all the time

B) fear of losing control

C) an over-inflated sense of responsibility

D) fear of dirt


15) Bipolar disorder includes

A) schizophrenia and one other form of psychosis

B) two different personality disorders at the same time

C) mania and depression in the same individual

D) phobia with at least one personality disorder


16) The process of helping clients gain mastery of their unconscious conflicts through techniques

such as the analysis of transference is called

A) person-centered therapy

B) behavior therapy

C) rational-emotive therapy

D) psychoanalysis


17) Which of the following is not one of the newer forms of insight therapy?

A) behavioral therapy

B) actualization therapy

C) existential therapy

D) logotherapy


18) The notion that the people who can help you best are those who have similar problems is a common assumption in

A) contextual therapy

B) social skills training

C) gestalt therapy

D) mutual-help groups


19) Which of the following is commonly prescribed for patients suffering from a bipolar disorder?

A) an antipsychotic drug

B) lithium

C) a tranquilizer

D) cocaine

20) Unlike psychologists, psychiatrists

A) cannot conduct family therapy

B) don’t do group therapy

C) have a Ph.D. degree

D) have a medical degree


21) People tend to overestimate the risk of death from causes such as

A) accidents

B) strokes

C) diabetes

D) heart attacks


22) What is the typical emotional sequence in the experience of death?

A) anger, resentment, denial, depression, acceptance

B) denial, resentment, bargaining, depression, acceptance

C) depression, resentment, denial anger, bargaining, acceptance

D) none of these sequences is correct


23) According to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, once terminally ill patients realize they are dying, they enter

a second stage in the dying process characterized by

A) bargaining

B) depression

C) denial

D) anger


24)The emotional intensity of grief is especially likely to be expressed in physical symptoms among

A) younger women

B) adolescents

C) older adults

D) middle-aged adults


25) Funeral ceremonies are primarily for the benefit of

A) churches and synagogues

B) the larger community

C) the deceased

D) the survivors

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