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Girl In the Mirror - Quiz 2

 

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1)
A girl’s smile can often hide identity struggles, anxiety, depression, self- loathing and pressure to succeed bubbling under the surface.
 
True False
 
2)
In adolescence there is a surge in risk taking and cognitive ‘independence’; and yet the frontal lobe maturation [which is critical in the making of decisions and choices] ____________.
 
is delayed until approximately age 18.
is delayed until approximately age 20.
lags far behind (until mid-20s)
 
3)
Looking at the mechanisms of adolescence, which is the most accurate answer?
 
There is increased risk-taking and aversion to delay -- they want it NOW.
In terms of understanding RISK, teens do not 'get it’ - they don't yet have a cognitive understanding of 'risk'
Teens do risky things if they think peers are observing, far more than if they believe no one is there
All of the above
Only the first and third are correct
 
4)
The 'Triple Bind', a hypothesis set forth by Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D.,
 
is said to be a primary reason that risk for GIRLS is elevated during adolescence, more than it is for boys.
means that girls must conform to narrow, unrealistic standards, effortlessly, with appearance being crucial.
means that girls are now expected to excel at 'girl skills', achieve 'boy goals', and be models of female perfection, 100 percent of the time.
has resulted in some girls channeling these pressures into violence.
all of the above
 
5)
Which factor below is NOT cited as a probable negative consequence or unhealthy mechanism of the 'Triple Bind' ?
 
Relentless pressure and internalization of feelings of failure ('My fault if I can’t do it all, effortlessly').
Difficulty developing identity and a 'true self' because girls are relentlessly pleasing others.
Too many extracurricular activities, which correlate with bad outcomes.
Lack of sleep, resulting in inability to suppress negative affect and inability to inhibit the 'emotional brain'
Self-focus, preoccupation with body and sexualized images, which reduces cognitive resources.
 
6)
Triple Bind continued . . . Research studies have shown that: (a) The incidence of depression and self-harm skyrockets in girls' second decade of life; and (b) suicide among girls ages 10-14 has increased 76% in the past 10 years.
 
True False
 
7)
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) has been defined by the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury as the non-deliberate (inadvertent), self-inflicted destruction of body tissue without suicidal intent and for purposes not socially sanctioned (ISSS, 2007)
 
True False
 
8)
The 'flip side' of rising expectations for girls: Along side of increasing incidence of depression, suicide attempts, self-harm, binge eating, and aggression in the female adolescent population, we see that .....
 
girls' test scores and college admissions are skyrocketing
there is unprecedented success for girls in professional education (medical school and law school admissions)
there are new athletic scholarship opportunities for girls
all of the above
none of the above
 
9)
Therapeutic solutions to the Triple Bind problem include: Talking about it, critical thinking and self-discovery, learning that uniqueness is OK, and family/school/community involvement.
 
True False
 
10)
Attempting to achieve 'emotional regulation' is the main purpose of self-injury. What is NOT listed as an approach used to achieve 'emotional regulation'?
 
Calming fears and anxiety (i.e., Palliative)
Numbing - as experienced in a car accident (i.e., Analgesic)
Counteracting numbing and dissociation (i.e., To Feel Something)
Getting attention from others (i.e., Attention)
Surviving annihilative fear -- similar to Rockies Hiking (i.e., Survival)
 
11)
In treatment of self-injurious behavior, what is NOT listed as an element of 'Treatment Goals 1'?  
 
To learn how to accept irrational thoughts as 'part of adolescence'.
To get through defenses to core affect.
To help youth identify and communicate experiences to others verbally, in an age appropriate manner.
To challenge irrational thoughts
 
12)
In treatment of self-injurious behavior, what is NOT listed as an element of 'Treatment Goals 2'?
 
To increase the 'window of opportunity' between an impulse (thought) and an action (behavior).
To learn to differentiate thoughts, feelings, behaviors
To learn to suppress thoughts and feelings that could lead to injurious behaviors
 
13)
In treatment of self-injurious behavior, what is NOT listed as an element of 'Treatment Goals 3'?  
 
To mourn the loss of the idealized childhood
To experience a feeling (anger) without an action (violence)
To find the truth in an irrational thought
To challenge irrational thoughts, rather than running from them or medicating with self-injury.
 
14)
Involvement in a positive, healthy community reduces run-ins with parents and the authorities, but it is not helpful in development of social and emotional maturity.
 
True False
 

 

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