Examples of possible quiz questions for PS381 Quiz 1
The first quiz will cover text and class material from Weeks 1-2 as well as the lecture material
from the same day as the quiz, which includes material from Chapters 1-3 and lectures 1-5. The
following questions should give you an in idea of the types of questions that you might expect to
write an in-class essay on:
1. Imagine that you are a mildly to moderately depressed psychotherapy client with a choice
between three mental health professionals: a psychiatrist, a counseling psychologist, and
a clinical psychologist. What differences would you expect in the treatment that each
would provide? What would be the advantages and disadvantages of each?
Psychiatrist- is able to prescribe SSRIs etc, has medical training
Clinical- has some medical training and a lot of psych training,
Counseling psychologist- only psych training, no medical training
2. Many students state they want to be clinical psychologists because they “don’t like”, or
“can’t do,” research. Discuss the fallibility of such statements about research as it applies
to clinical training and practice.
3. Briefly summarize the antecedents and outcome of the 1988 schism within theAmerican
PsychologicalAssociation. Describe how this schism may link to the goal in clinical
psychology of integrating research and practice.
People began thinking the apa was too biased towards professionals and not enough
scientific information was being published, due to this theAmerican psychological
society was formed and this has more journal articles about strides in the scientific
community. It relates to how not all practitioners want to be scientists and vice versa. It
doesn’t help integration of the field.
4. According to an interpersonal theory perspective, describe how abnormal interpersonal
behavior is defined in relation to normal behavior, what perpetuates psychopathological
interpersonal behavior, and how it may be treated.
a. Rigid, lack of flexibility of extreme personalities, can be altered by conversat