A-AS Level (CIE) Psychology: Specimen Questions with Answers 286 - 288 of 299

Question number: 286

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How to diagnose Sleep-wake disorders (Marks 4)

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Diagnosing sleep-wake disorder are as follows:

  • Polysomnographic (PSG) evaluation assesses individual’s sleep habits with various electronic tests to measure airflow, brain activity, eye movements, muscle movements and heart activity

  • Results are weighed with a measure of sleep efficiency (SE), the percentage of time spent sleep

Question number: 287

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Describe the neurotic trend by Karen Horney (Marks 3)

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Three categories of behaviors and attributes towards oneself and others that express a person needs: Horney’s revision of the concept of neurotic needs.

  • Movement toward other people (Compliant personality)

  • Movement against other people (Aggressive personality)

  • Movement away from other people (Detached personality)

Question number: 288

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Explain the major aspects to the assessment of sexual behavior (Marks 6)

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Major aspects to the assessment of sexual behavior

  • Interviews- Usually supported by numerous questionnaires because patients may provide information on paper than in a verbal interview

  • Thorough medical evaluation-To rule out the variety of medical conditions that can contribute to sexual problems

  • Psychophysiological assessment-To directly measure the physiological aspects of sexual arousal