PSY404 Fall 2011 Final Term Feb 2012 – VU Current Paper – 12 Feb 2012

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Fall 2012 Total Qs. 64 56 MCQs 8 Descriptive (marks written with the questions)  

  1. “The experience of an emotion seems to spread to those in the surroundings around”. This phenomenon is termed as:
  2. Identify the method which provides information about the nature and scope of mental health problems across large population and regions often leading clues to the causes of disorder.
  3. In Freud’s psychosexual theory of development, the age range for oral stage is:
  4. Aslam has shifted to a new home. He needs new clothes for his children, some essential items for kitchen, furniture and security alarm in his house as the area is not safe. All these are examples of which of the following needs:
  5. Fahad, a clinical psychologist, believes that biological, psychological dimension and interpersonal influences all are important while narrating the causes of an illness. This approach will be termed as:
  6. Suicidal actions become more common after the age of ___________ years.
  7. In ______________ unexplained physical symptoms indicate the conversion of unconscious emotional conflicts into more acceptable form.
  8. Which of the following is a chronic mood disturbance that can cause depressive symptoms, but does not disrupt normal functioning?
  9. Before conversion disorder was included in the DSM, it popularly known in psychodynamic circles as what?
  10. Which of the following is characterized by the fear that one has a serious disease?
  11. According to DSM-IV at least _________symptoms are required to diagnose a person as suffering from Somatization disorder.
  12. Which personality disorder is characterized by low self-esteem, worry about negative evaluation, and avoidance of social interactions?
  13. Praise or criticism doesn’t have any affect on the person with _____________.
  14. Which of the following is an important factor in substance abuse?
  15. Which of the following is NOT a hallucinogenic?
  16. Which of the following is a forceful urge to use drugs?
  17. Which of the following is not a characteristic of Barbiturates?
  18. The onset of schizophrenia typically occurs during
  19. A sub-type of Schizophrenia known as Residual Type schizophrenia is characterized by:
  20. Which of the following include nightmare disorder, sleep terror disorder, and sleepwalking disorder?
  21. Which of the following is a time for grappling with the major issues related to identity, career, and relationships?
  22. One of the most common features of neurological disorders are Language deficits and are collectively known as:


  1. Which of the following is not a symptom of major depressive disorder?
  2. A theory, what is the ratio of unipolar to bipolar disorder?
  3. Ali is a student of M.B.B.S. He failed in his final year exams, with the feeling of shame he attempts to kill himself but failed. According to McIntosh, when people make unsuccessful attempt to kill themselves, known as what?
  4. Which of these is NOT a negative emotional state?
  5. Fight or flight response was first described by whom?
  6. Which of the following is a kind of lymphocytes?
  7. In which year, DSM included diagnostic category for primary sleep disorder first time?
  8. Identify the disorder which is not included in the dyssomnias?
  9. Which of the following brain structure has been mostly affected by PTSD?
  10. Identify the statement which is most suitable for Dissociative Identity Disorder.
  11. The authors of DSM IV TR have given us how many types of personality disorders?
  12. In which of the following cluster of personality disorder, individuals of different personality disorder shares some common features such as odd, eccentric and aloof behavior?
  13. Which of the following is a negative symptom of schizophrenia that refers to disturbed speech?
  14. Which of the following is an important characteristic of catatonic behavior in schizophrenia?
  15. The symptoms of prodromal stage of schizophrenia, is quite similar to which of the following?
  16. In Schizophrenia when an individual believes, everyone planning against her/him, this is referred to as:
  17. Deficiency of thiamine leads to the atrophy of which of the following brain part?
  18. Identify the name of disorder which is caused by the presence of an extra chromosome?
  19. Ahmad is 18 years old boy who smokes marijuana is labeled as a “stoner.” He is unable to control his behavior according to the expectations of parents and legal authorities. He is suffering from which type of disorder?
  20. Ali is a shy boy and he is consistently facing failure to speak in certain social situations such as in front of crowd in school on Iqbal day when he was directed to deliver a speech. Ali is facing which of the following internalizing disorder?
  21. Which of the following disorder is characterized by severely disturbed and developmentally inappropriate social relationships?
  22. Who among the following psychologist claims that people have competing needs to move toward, to move away from, and to move against others?
  23. Which of the following is particularly important to the physical and psychological well-being of older adults?
  24. Which of the following is a term that does not convey specific information and carries many unfortunate, unfounded and negative implications with it?
  25. Which of the following lobe is responsible for the processes like regulation of emotions, and involved in some aspects of learning, memory, and language?
  26. Which of the following theory says “Children form special and selective bonds with their caregivers”?
  27. In learning theory the naturally occurring response is known as what?
  28. If a test consists of questions like “Is an individual likely to become anxious or depress in future”? We are dealing with which of the following concept?
  29. Sanais feeling low and tired. She does not like meeting people and want to stay at home. Her mother took her to a psychologist and he diagnosed her with depression. Which of the following is not suitable for depressive patients?
  30. Dr. Ghazala listened carefully to Zara’s conversation and come to know that she don’t know who is she, where she is and what time is? Identify which part of the mental status examination is being performed in this situation.
  31. These all are projective tests EXCEPT:
  32. These are the limitations of projective techniques EXCEPT:
  33. A professor has a policy of exempting students from the final term exam if they maintain perfect attendance throughout the semester. His students’ attendance increases dramatically. This is an example of ___________.
  34. Who among the following highlights the idea that people are free to choose their lifestyles and after that accept the responsibility of their lives?


  1. Freud has proposed three levels of consciousness. Discuss (1+1+1)


  1. With no warning, Maria’s fiancée called her and told her it was over. He wouldn’t explain why and hung up the phone. Maria was shocked, and she began to feel as though she was in a dream or a movie. She continued to feel detached from herself, as if she was outside looking in, and she found it very difficult to go to class or do any homework. What is the best diagnosis for Maria? Name and explain. (1+2)


  1. Enlist any three qualities of Barbiturates. (1+1+1)
  2. In your opinion, what strategies are effective to treat the patients of cognitive impairment disorders? (1+1+1)


  1. Differentiate between positive and negative symptoms of Schizophrenia and give three examples of both. (2+3)


  1. What would be the possible treatment for psychological problems in later life? Describe any five. (1+1+1+1+1)


  1. Ali is suffering from a mental disorder, he approached a clinical psychologist. After taking a detailed interview from him, psychologist showed him few picture cards and asked him to tell a story about each picture. Identify and briefly explain the
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  1. Being a student of Abnormal Psychology you are required to design a treatment plan for a client who is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?