Asked by Azooz AL-mohammdi on May 27, 2024

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Studies designed to test whether a specific therapy-whether it be a psychological therapy or a biological therapy-reduces psychopathology in individuals who receive it are called ________ studies.

A) naturalistic
B) human laboratory
C) therapy outcome
D) single-subject case

Therapy Outcome

The end result or effectiveness of a therapeutic intervention, usually measured in terms of patient improvement or symptom reduction.

Psychopathology

The study of mental disorders and maladaptive behaviors, including their symptoms, etiology (causes), and treatment.

Psychological Therapy

Therapeutic interventions designed to understand, treat, and improve mental health and emotional well-being through techniques such as counseling, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and psychoanalysis.

  • Understand the concept and significance of therapy outcome studies.
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Rashmi Rajput

May 29, 2024

Final Answer :
C
Explanation :
Therapy outcome studies are specifically designed to test the efficacy of a particular therapy in reducing psychopathology. Naturalistic studies typically observe behavior in a natural setting without manipulation or control, human laboratory studies focus on experimental manipulations of behavior in controlled settings, and single-subject case studies evaluate the progress of an individual over time using repeated measures.