AQA Psychology A2 - Phobias

Question 1 of 7

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Which of these is NOT part of the criteria for diagnosing phobic disorders?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Marked/persistent fear that's excessive or unreasonable, triggered by presence or anticipation of feared stimulus

  • Duration of at least six months

  • Avoidance of phobic stimulus significantly interferes with person's normal routine

  • Panic attacks are always present

  • Exposure to phobic stimulus almost always provokes immediate anxiety response

  • Phobic situation is avoided or endured with intense anxiety

  • Person recognises that fear is excessive or unreasonable

  • Panic attacks isn't better accounted for by a different mental disorder

Question 2 of 7

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The diagnosis of phobic disorders has been found to have high inter-rater reliability. (Skyre et al., 1991)

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 3 of 7

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The diagnosis of phobic disorders has been found to have high test-retest reliability. (Kendler et al., 1999)

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 4 of 7

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Comorbidity isn't an issue with phobic disorders. (Eysenck, 1997)

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 5 of 7

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Who found that there is good concurrent validity when diagnosing phobic disorders?

Select one of the following:

  • Vasey and Dadds (2001)

  • Mattick and Clarke (1998)

  • Kendler et al. (1992)

  • Watson and Dodds (2002)

Question 6 of 7

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One support point is the lack of cultural bias, as it can be generalised to many cultures.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 7 of 7

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What does the adrenogenic theory propose, in relation to phobias?

Select one of the following:

  • A person can have a predisposition to acquiring a phobia, so they're more innately prone to arousal of ANS

  • Dopamine pathways in the brain can predispose people to acquiring a phobia

  • Abnormal serotonin levels can predispose a person to acquiring a phobia

  • Phobias are passed on genetically

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AQA Psychology A2 - Phobias

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