Psychological Assessment Questions! Trivia Quiz

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Psychology is a source of fascination for many people and good reason. By learning more about the basics of the human mind and behavior, people can gain a greater understanding of themselves and others. Psychology includes the study of conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as feeling and thought. Press start and get to see if you can answer this psychological assessment quiz, you also stand a chance at learning some new psychology facts.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the Big Five dimensions asses by the NEO Personality Inventory?
    • A. 

      Agreeableness

    • B. 

      Extroversion

    • C. 

      Optimism

    • D. 

      Neurtoicism

  • 2. 
    What is the G factor?
    • A. 

      The role a female's g spot plays in her sexual experience

    • B. 

      A global intelligence factor that allows a person to learn skills in many areas

    • C. 

      All of the above

    • D. 

      A factor in a person's linguistic intelligence that deals with his ability to use grammar

  • 3. 
    According to article "The New Science of Happiness", what is Maritn Seligman's biggest recommendation for lasting happiness?
    • A. 

      Figure out your strengths and find new ways to use them

    • B. 

      Develop a foundation of physical health on which you can build psychological health

    • C. 

      Avoid negative experiences and environmental cues

    • D. 

      Familiarize yourself with the research on resilience

  • 4. 
    Some researchers wanted to make an objective personality test that would determine a person’s tendency toward cocaine addiction. In constructing the test, they chose test items that fit their theory of cocaine addiction. The researchers used what approach to test construction?
    • A. 

      Deductive (like the EPQ)

    • B. 

      Inductive (like the Myers-Brigg)

    • C. 

      Reductive (like the DAP)

    • D. 

      External/empirical approach (like the MMPI)

  • 5. 
    Because of the research that has been done on them, intelligence tests have _____ and ________ within the psychological community.
    • A. 

      Low reliability, controversial validity

    • B. 

      High reliability, high validity

    • C. 

      High reliability, controversial validity

    • D. 

      Low reliability, low validity

  • 6. 
    Which of the following areas would the mental status exam be unlikely to cover?
    • A. 

      Mood and affect

    • B. 

      Attention and concentration

    • C. 

      General appearance

    • D. 

      Memory

    • E. 

      Physical coordination

  • 7. 
    If you were writing up a psychological evaluation report on a client and had noticed that the client was wearing shorts and a tank top despite the snow and 20-degree weather, would you include this observation in your report?
    • A. 

      Yes, in the presenting problem section

    • B. 

      Yes, in the results section

    • C. 

      Yes, in the behavioral observations section

    • D. 

      No

  • 8. 
    According to the article "The New Science of Happiness", which of the following is NOT one of the top 4 things that bring people the greatest happiness?
    • A. 

      Faith

    • B. 

      Holidays

    • C. 

      Children

    • D. 

      Spouse/partner

  • 9. 
    According to the article, "The New Science of Happiness," which of the following is NOT a recommendation for developing happiness or life satisfaction?
    • A. 

      Develop independence from others

    • B. 

      Find ways to use your strengths

    • C. 

      Practice gratitude

    • D. 

      Develop strategies to cope with hardships

  • 10. 
    What do intelligence tests actually predict?
    • A. 

      Income potential

    • B. 

      School grades

    • C. 

      Career success

    • D. 

      Happiness

  • 11. 
    Projective personality tests
    • A. 

      Are very reliable, but low in validity

    • B. 

      Can be quickly administered and scored

    • C. 

      Present ambiguous stimuli for the test-taker to make sense out of

    • D. 

      Require a test-taker to make choices from a limited number of available answer

  • 12. 
    The MMPI is NOT
    • A. 

      The most frequently used personality test

    • B. 

      An objective test

    • C. 

      Easily scored by computer

    • D. 

      A measure of talents and abilities

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is NOT a complaint about the original MMPI?
    • A. 

      It contradicted the results of projective tests

    • B. 

      It was too long

    • C. 

      Some of the items were offensive

    • D. 

      The standardization group was composed of rural, white people