Pa229/Pa211 Organisational Dynamics Module Quiz

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Pa229/Pa211 Organisational Dynamics Module Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1. What is the purpose of an institution?
    • A. 

      Appointed to fulfil a social role 

    • B. 

      To form groups

    • C. 

      To create a basic assumption group

  • 2. 
    Who wrote “individual psychology is at the same time social psychology”?
    • A. 

      William McDougall

    • B. 

                  Sigmund Freud

    • C. 

      Wilfred Bion

  • 3. 
    What are three characteristics of a crowd according to Le Bon? 
    • A. 

      Believability, Fragility, Inflexibility

    • B. 

           Irrationality, Invincibility, Suggestibility

    • C. 

      Sensitivity, Powerlessness, Anxiety   

  • 4. 
    Who wrote “Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego” (1921)
    • A. 

      Sigmund Freud 

    • B. 

      Wilfred Bion

    • C. 

      Anna Freud

  • 5. 
    What is a common tie which creates group cohesiveness according to Freud? 
    • A. 

           Introjective identification with the leader

    • B. 

      Projective identification on a single member

    • C. 

      Transference to other group members

  • 6. 
    What is “Systems Theory”? 
    • A. 

      A technical term for understanding mechanisms in a factory setting. 

    • B. 

      Understanding an individual’s psyche. 

    • C. 

      Looks at the interdependence of individuals in a group. 

  • 7. 
    What is an Open System?
    • A. 

      A system which does not allow for any form of exchange with its environment.

    • B. 

      A system that anyone can join

    • C. 

      A system which depends on exchange with its environment for its survival and development

  • 8. 
    What are the features of a primary task?
    • A. 

      Governed by the unconscious forces of a group

    • B. 

      Reality (principle) facing and adaptive to the external environment

    • C. 

      Wish fulfilling and pleasure (principle) driven

  • 9. 
    Where did Bion conduct his famous “experiments” on groups? 
    • A. 

      Battlefields

    • B. 

      Southfields

    • C. 

      Northfields 

  • 10. 
    What are the three key features of a work group according to Bion? 
    • A. 

      Work on an overt task, operate at a conscious level, focused on reality

    • B. 

      Avoid the task, driven by the pleasure principle, focused on reality

    • C. 

      Focused on growth, operate at an unconscious level, led by a single individual.

  • 11. 
    Good Enough Mothering is a concept developed by Donald Winnicott
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    In Van Buskirk W. & McGrath D. (1999) ‘Organizational Cultures as Holding Environments: A Psychodynamic Look at Organizational Symbolism’, they write about CWEP as a holding environment which featured transitional objects. Which of these is a transitional object for the students at the college? 
    • A. 

      Teddies, Dummies and Blankets

    • B. 

      A good organisational system, a closed system, and writing assignments

    • C. 

      Good quality feedback, alumni led community college classes and the presence of the college itself. 

  • 13. 
    Which two of these are ego defences according to Anna Freud? 
    • A. 

      The depressive position and the paranoid schizoid position

    • B. 

             Regression and Sublimation

    • C. 

      Transference and Countertransference

  • 14. 
    Who wrote “The functioning of social systems as a defence against anxiety: a report on a study of the nursing service of a general hospital” (1959)
    • A. 

             Isabel Menzies Lyth 

    • B. 

      Wilfred Bion 

    • C. 

      Gordon Lawrence

  • 15. 
    What is a “wicked problem”?
    • A. 

       Something which is inherently evil

    • B. 

      Involves complexity and multiple variables, which can be worked through with a strategy and solid leadership.

    • C. 

      Has a structure and can be resolved with a well thought through plan, led by a manager.

  • 16. 
    Who conducted the famous conformity studies? 
    • A. 

      Solomon Asch

    • B. 

      Stanley Milgram

    • C. 

      Philip Zimbardo

  • 17. 
    Which of these describes the features of the depressive position? 
    • A. 

      Splitting, grief, idealisation

    • B. 

      Ambivalence, loss, guilt and reparation 

    • C. 

      Satisfaction, pleasure principle, perfection

  • 18. 
    How many biases does Richardson write about in her chapter ‘The Contribution of Systemic Thinking and Practice’ (2003)
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      9

  • 19. 
    Bion's basic assumption groups are Dependency, Pairing and [Blank]
  • 20. 
    The additional basic assumption coined by Turquet (1974) is called [Blank]
  • 21. 
    The fifth basic assumption coined by Lawrence, Bain and Gould (1996) is called [Blank]
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