A-AS Level (CIE) Psychology: Specimen Questions with Answers 143 - 145 of 299

Question number: 143


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Abbreviate PTSD, OCD, BDD (Marks 4)


PTSD- Post traumatic stress disorder

  • ERP- Event- related potential/Exposure and ritual prevention

  • OCD- Obsessive-Compulsive disorder

  • BDD- Body Dysmorphia disorder

Question number: 144


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After a sweaty tennis game: the body has lost water, the osmoreceptors have been dehydrated and the blood volume has gone down. What is called as? Why is it so?

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Thirst triggered by the loss of water from osmoreceptors is known as cellular-dehydration thirst. Loss of water from the body also results n Hypovolemia, or decrease in the volume of the blood



Question number: 145


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Define the following terms (Marks 6)

a) Retroflection

b) Confluence

c) Deflection


Retroflection- Consists of turning back onto ourselves what we would like to do to someone else or doing to ourselves what we would like someone else to do or for us.

  • Deflection- The process of distraction or veering off, so that it is difficult to maintain a sustained sense of contact

  • Confluence- involves blurring the differentiation between the self and the environment

Confluence-channel of resistance

Confluence-Channel of Resistance