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Test Bank For Introduction to Psychology 10th Edition by Plotnik

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1133939538
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1133939535
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Cengage Learning; 10th edition
Author: Plotnik, Haig Kouyoumdjian

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Test Bank For Introduction to Psychology 10th Edition by Plotnik

Multiple Choice

Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

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  • ____ 5.
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  • ____ 7.

What disorder is characterized by the behavioral problems of inattention and excessive activity and can be treated with Ritalin?

  1. conduct disorder c. attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  2. learning disability disorder d. autism

Of the following symptoms, which is not present in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder? a. hallucinations c. making careless mistakes in schoolwork b. frequently leaving seat in the classroom d. talking excessively

Your next door neighbor has a son named James. James, who is seven, has problems with attention and fidgets excessively. Based upon your interactions with James, you notice that he talks much of the time and has difficulty following instructions. What is James抯 most likely diagnosis?
a. childhood schizophrenia c. bipolar disorder

b. attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder d. autism

The diagnosis of ADHD is difficult because:
a. it is based on behavioral symptoms and not medical tests
b. it is based on medical tests and not behavioral symptoms
c. the law states that two mental health professionals must agree on the diagnosis d. ADHD is so poorly defined

Your friend has two children. The youngest of them, a three-year-old boy, was recently diagnosed with ADHD. You find that odd because:

  1. ADHD rarely shows up in males.
  2. The symptoms of ADHD typically are first observed around the age of ten.
  3. In general, the youngest child in a family does not show ADHD.
  4. A diagnosis of ADHD before the age of 4 does not follow the guidelines of the AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics.

Ritalin is to ____ as aspirin is to ____.

  1. stimulant; depressant
  2. attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; headache
  3. depression; headache
  4. analgesic; amphetamine

Stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall affect children by:

  1. increasing activity but only in nonhyperactive children
  2. increasing activity
  3. decreasing activity
  4. decreasing activity but only in hyperactive children


Name: ________________________ ID: A

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You抮e listening to a talk show on the radio. The guest happens to be an expert on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. One question asked of the guest concerns treatment. The expert says, 揜 italin is

used to control this disorder. It is a depressant and has side effects.? comments?

  1. Ritalin is a stimulant, not a depressant.
  2. Ritalin doesn憈 control the disorder; it cures it.
  3. Ritalin is never prescribed for ADHD.
  4. Ritalin has been shown to cause no side effects.

What was wrong with the expert憇

Your 10-year-old cousin is currently taking Ritalin. Based on your knowledge of Ritalin抯 side effects, you should not be surprised to hear that he is having problems in:

  1. gaining too much weight c. feeling depressed
  2. sleeping d. maintaining attention

A newspaper reporter wants to do a story on the controversy surrounding attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. She wants to focus on the biggest controversy. Based upon your reading of this Module, what should be the focus in her story?
a. the side effects of treating it with changes in diet

b. the diagnosis of the disorder
c. the unwillingness of insurance companies to pay for treatment d. the use of stimulants like Ritalin or Adderall


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