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Jay Haley
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Under which heading in Chapter 2 does Haley explain that what occurs here is that couples are faced with dynamic challenges?
(a) "Extension of Family".
(b) "Marriage and its Consequences".
(c) "Premeditated Childbirth".
(d) "Childbirth and Dealing with the Young".

2. Harold would finally happen into a heterosexual relationship with whom?
(a) An older woman neighbor.
(b) The woman Erickson introduced him to.
(c) His best friend.
(d) His sister's friend.

3. Eventually, through a lengthy process including both success and failure, Erickson gets Harold to complete what?
(a) Trade school.
(b) Grade school.
(c) Military enrollment.
(d) High school.

4. Erickson mentions that in cases where the woman won't let the man talk, as the therapist, he will either get her to keep her mouth shut and listen or will do what?
(a) Cause an argument.
(b) Talk to the woman alone.
(c) No longer see the couple.
(d) Make her leave.

5. During the 1950s, there was still debate about what in psychotherapy?
(a) How to administer medications.
(b) How to facilitate desirable change in patients.
(c) How to approach brain chemistry changes.
(d) How to deal with schizophrenia.

6. Which title from Chapter 1 shows how indirect communication can be better therapy in some cases?
(a) "Encouraging Resistance".
(b) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(c) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(d) "Causing Change by Communicating in Metaphor".

7. Under which heading of Chapter 1 does it state that therapy now helps patients make changes without any focus on understanding why the previous behavior had existed?
(a) "Awakening and Disengagement".
(b) "Encouraging Resistance".
(c) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(d) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".

8. In most of the examples referred to in Chapter 3, success in dating leads not only into marriage, but also into ____.
(a) Divorce.
(b) Life.
(c) Career.
(d) Parenting.

9. Which technique is also part of intentional hypnotic conditioning (here it is observed that uniformly siding with one family member and the creating of factions by the therapist is discouraged)?
(a) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(b) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(c) "Encouraging Resistance".
(d) "Amnesia and Control of Information".

10. The first heading of Chapter 1 is titled _____________; wherein, the individual in therapy is re-educated to view resistance as a form of cooperation in its own right.
(a) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(b) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(c) "Providing a Worse Alternative".
(d) "Encouraging Resistance".

11. In Chapter 5, Erickson and Haley both admit that not all young adults want to do what?
(a) Marry.
(b) Take medication.
(c) Help themselves.
(d) Seek therapy.

12. Which technique is rooted in two ideas: that at least many unconscious motives are beneficial and that positive reinforcement is most effective in influencing behavior?
(a) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(b) "Seeding Ideas".
(c) "Encouraging Resistance".
(d) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".

13. Erickson does not tell Harold there is anything wrong with _________; he tells Harold that he wants to put Harold into a position to be open to changing or keeping his ideas about himself.
(a) His appearance.
(b) His emotions.
(c) His sexual orientation
(d) His intellect.

14. In Chapter 2, the author notes that among humans, the mating style appears to vary _____.
(a) Culturally.
(b) According to society.
(c) Periodically.
(d) Innately.

15. When Erickson conducts long-term therapy, he does not do it as extensive and lengthy contact with meetings once each week for years. Instead, he does what?
(a) Has telephone sessions.
(b) Has sessions outside his office.
(c) Varies the frequency of appointments.
(d) Varies the duration of appointments.

Short Answer Questions

1. Haley points out that Erickson had suffered from _____ twice and had been debilitated by it/them.

2. Erickson's therapy includes and involves helping the _____ patients to overcome their fears surrounding dating issues.

3. When Harold has succeeded in school, Erickson persuades him to drop the idea that he is somehow _____ minded.

4. Under which heading does Haley address the final stages of life?

5. Erickson's use of intentional forms of amnesia as part of the trance is done in order to _________ and to empower individuals to make certain changes.

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