Freud's Psychoanalytic Theories Practice Quiz

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Freud

You may not be vastly aware of his work in detail, but you will likely have heard the name Sigmund Freud in the past – and that’s because the man was an influential individual in that he founded the psychopathological method known today as “psychoanalysis”. Know anything else about him? Let’s take a look.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The majority view among psychologists today is that most aspects of personality are derived from _________ basic traits.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      Approximately 50

    • D. 

      Over 4500

  • 2. 
    Freud's psychoanalytic theory of personality focuses on all the following except
    • A. 

      Methods used to cope with sexual and aggressive urges

    • B. 

      The potential for personal growth

    • C. 

      The influence of childhood experiences

    • D. 

      Unconscious motives and conflicts

  • 3. 
    The id can be best described as having which of the following statements as its motto?
    • A. 

      Mom always liked you best

    • B. 

      Do the right thing

    • C. 

      We can work it out

    • D. 

      If it feels good, do it

  • 4. 
    The component of personality that operates according to the reality principle is the
    • A. 

      Conscious

    • B. 

      Superego

    • C. 

      Ego

    • D. 

      Id

  • 5. 
    The superego is Freud's term for
    • A. 

      The moral component of personality

    • B. 

      The biological impulses that drive our behavior

    • C. 

      The mediating agent between the other two components of personality

    • D. 

      The unconscious aspect of personality

  • 6. 
    Hopefully, right now the words in this exam question are in your _________ awareness.
    • A. 

      Conscious

    • B. 

      Preconscious

    • C. 

      Unconscious

    • D. 

      Subconscious

  • 7. 
    The thoughts, memories, and desires you have that you do not realize you have are in your__________ awareness.
    • A. 

      Superego

    • B. 

      Preconscious

    • C. 

      Unconscious

    • D. 

      Conscious

  • 8. 
    According to Feud, which of the following is entirely unconscious?
    • A. 

      The self

    • B. 

      The id

    • C. 

      The superego

    • D. 

      The ego

  • 9. 
    Freud believed that conflicts involving which two areas are especially important and often have far-reaching consequences?
    • A. 

      Sexual and aggressive

    • B. 

      Sexual and self-actualization

    • C. 

      Aggressive and security

    • D. 

      Self-actualization and security

  • 10. 
    According to Freud, unresolved unconscious conflicts often produce
    • A. 

      Pleasure

    • B. 

      Fixation

    • C. 

      Archetypes

    • D. 

      Anxiety

  • 11. 
    When people give a false, but plausible excuse to justify their unacceptable behavior, they are just using
    • A. 

      Reaction formation

    • B. 

      Displacement

    • C. 

      Rationalization

    • D. 

      Projection

  • 12. 
    While cleaning up after her party last night, Angela forgot to put the leftover crab dip in the refrigerator. When she discovered the now spoiled dip in the morning, Angela said she didn't mind having to throw it out because it wasn't that good anyway. Most likely Angela is using
    • A. 

      Reaction formation

    • B. 

      Repression

    • C. 

      Rationalization

    • D. 

      Regression

  • 13. 
    According to Freud, a basic defense mechanism that protects a person from anxiety by keeping distressing thoughts and feelings out of the conscious mind is
    • A. 

      Repression

    • B. 

      Regression

    • C. 

      Displacement

    • D. 

      Projection

  • 14. 
    By attributing our own unacceptable feelings to others and saying others have the feelings and not us, we are using
    • A. 

      Repression

    • B. 

      Reaction formation

    • C. 

      Displacement

    • D. 

      Projection

  • 15. 
    Under stress, a college student cries and throws things. The behavior of the student is an example of
    • A. 

      Regression

    • B. 

      Reaction formation

    • C. 

      Displacement

    • D. 

      Immaturity

  • 16. 
    When people attempt to bolster their self-esteem by forming an imaginary or real alliance with some person or group, they are using
    • A. 

      Regression

    • B. 

      Displacement

    • C. 

      Identification

    • D. 

      Rationalization

  • 17. 
    According to Freud's theory, the developmental periods that leave their mark on adult personality are
    • A. 

      Defense mechanism stages

    • B. 

      Fixation stages

    • C. 

      Psychological stages

    • D. 

      Psychosexual stages

  • 18. 
    According to Freud's theory, either excessive gratification or excessive frustration of needs may result in
    • A. 

      Overcompensation

    • B. 

      Regression

    • C. 

      Fixation

    • D. 

      Defense mechanisms

  • 19. 
    The correct order of Freud's psychosexual stages of development is
    • A. 

      Anal, oral, phallic, latency, genital

    • B. 

      Anal, oral, phallic, genital, latency

    • C. 

      Oral, anal, phallic, latency, genital

    • D. 

      Oral, anal, genital, latency, phallic

  • 20. 
    Freud believed that smoking, overeating, and habitual gum chewing could result from fixation in the _______ stage.
    • A. 

      Genital

    • B. 

      Oral

    • C. 

      Anal

    • D. 

      Phallic

  • 21. 
    The crucial development task associated with the anal stage is
    • A. 

      The Oedipal complex

    • B. 

      Gaining superiority

    • C. 

      Weaning from the breast or bottle

    • D. 

      Toilet training

  • 22. 
    Freud believed that during the phallic stage, children develop erotically tinged desires for
    • A. 

      The parent of the opposite sex

    • B. 

      The parent of the same sex

    • C. 

      Playmates

    • D. 

      Siblings

  • 23. 
    Four-year old Sam has erotically tinged desires for his mother and also feels hostility to his father. Freud would conclude that Sam is experiencing the
    • A. 

      Oedipal complex

    • B. 

      Phallic complex

    • C. 

      Identification complex

    • D. 

      Genital complex

  • 24. 
    A child's sexuality is largely suppressed during the
    • A. 

      Genital stage

    • B. 

      Latency stage

    • C. 

      Phallic stage

    • D. 

      Anal stage

  • 25. 
    During the genital stage sexual energy is primarily
    • A. 

      Suppressed

    • B. 

      Exhibited through self-stimulation

    • C. 

      Focused toward the parent of the opposite sex

    • D. 

      Focused toward peers of the opposite sex