Personal Control Beliefs

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  • 1. 
    A subjective prediction of how likely it id that an event will occur is known as....
    • A. 

      Exception

    • B. 

      Existence

    • C. 

      Expectancy

    • D. 

      Exportation

  • 2. 
                    Expectations is the expectation of being able to enact the behaviors one needs in order to cope effectively with the situation at hand.
    • A. 

      Efficiency

    • B. 

      Outcome

    • C. 

      Survival

    • D. 

      Motivation

  • 3. 
    Both Expectations must be                 in order for it to work
  • 4. 
    What are the stages of Perceived Control ( in order)
  • 5. 
    Matched with the perceived control,            expectations equal            while            expectations equals             .
    • A. 

      Outcome......efficiency, means......control

    • B. 

      Control.....outcome, means......efficiency

    • C. 

      Means.....outcome, control....efficiency

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    The belief that one can produce desired results provides                   .
    • A. 

      Incentives for action

    • B. 

      Ways to react

    • C. 

      Solutions

    • D. 

      Incentives to act

  • 7. 
    Out of the four different sources of Self-Efficacy,the two that were the most potent and dealt with learning are                       .
  • 8. 
    From the study by Rosenthal and Jacobson (1968), which group takes time before the expectancy translates to performance gains?
    • A. 

      Control

    • B. 

      Introduction

    • C. 

      Students

    • D. 

      High Expectations

  • 9. 
    Learned Helplessness is....
    • A. 

      The Psychological state that results when an individual expects that life's outcomes are uncontrollable.

    • B. 

      A State in which and individuals actions are not controllable

    • C. 

      An individual becomes uncontrollable and tries to control their actions

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    What are the Three Effects of Helplessness?
  • 11. 
    What is the Optimistic Explanatory Style?
  • 12. 
    What are some of the criticisms about helplessness?
    • A. 

      Traumatic events themselves could induce helplessness

    • B. 

      The expectations of failure induces helplessness

    • C. 

      Uncontrollable events induce helplessness deficits not because they are uncontrollable but because they are unpredictable

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    What are the Alternative Explanations for helplessness?
    • A. 

      People are actually motivated to remain passive

    • B. 

      People become very aggressive

    • C. 

      Helplessness might not be controllable

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    What theory is this? "The psychological and behavioral attempt at reestablishing ("reacting" against) an eliminated or threatened freedom.