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Nursing Theory Quiz - 8
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1. Biopsychosocial model was first proposed by:

A. Jay Forrester

B. Norbert Wiener

C. Callista Roy

D. George Engel

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2. Which theory states that " phenotype results from an interaction between genotype and environment " in the context of development of a mental disorder?

A. Biological theory

B. Neurochemical theory

C. Stress-diathesis model

D. Stress-adaptation model

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3. The interdisciplinary science of the structure of regulatory systems:

A. Cybernetics

B. Quantum mechanics

C. Atom theory

D. Negentropy 

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4. All the following people are associated with cybernetics, EXCEPT:

A. Norbert Wiener

B. Warren McCulloch

C. Heinz von Foerster

D. Erwin Schrödinger

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5. Which nursing theory defines person as "a developing organism that tries to reduce anxiety caused by needs"?

A. Peplau's Interpersonal Theory

B. Ernestine Wiedenbach

C. Comfort Theory

D. Tidal Model of Mental Health

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6. According to Peplau's interpersonal theory, following definition refers to:

"A word symbol that implies forward movement of personality and other ongoing human processes in the direction of creative, constructive, productive, personal and community living."

A. Person

B. Environment

C. Health

D. Nursing

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7. Trophicognosis is a concept explained by:

A. Levin

B. Orem

C. Rogers

D. Watson

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8. Health/wellness is “the condition in which all parts and subparts (variables) are in harmony with the whole of the client. This definition was given by:

A. Maslow

B. Neuman

C. Peplau

D. Newman

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9. Which Thorndike’s laws (principles) on learning states that the S-R connection is strengthened by use and weakened with disuse?

A. Law of effect

B. Law of readiness

C. Law of exercise

D. Law of primacy

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10. A branch of physics providing a mathematical description of much of the dual particle-like and wave-like behavior and interactions of energy and matter:

A. Chaos theory

B. Quantum theory

C. String theory

D. General theory of relativity

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1. D
2. C
3. A
4. D
5. A
6. C
7. A
8. B
9. C
10. B


  1. Alligood M R, Tomey A M. Nursing Theory: Utilization &Application .3rd ed. Missouri: Elsevier Mosby Publications; 2002.

  2. Tomey AM, Alligood. MR. Nursing theorists and their work. (5th ed.). Mosby, Philadelphia, 2002

  3.  George JB .Nursing Theories: The Base for Professional Nursing Practice .5th ed. New Jersey :Prentice Hall;2002.


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