Psychology Practice Quiz For Final Exam

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  • 1. 
    All of the following are influential perspectives in personality theory EXCEPT the
    • A. 

      Act

    • B. 

      The enduring characteristics each person is born with

    • C. 

      Human Factors approach

  • 2. 
    Personality may be defined as the sum total of who you are and the unique ways that you think, feel and
    • A. 

      Touch

    • B. 

      Smell

    • C. 

      Act

  • 3. 
    Temperament refers to
    • A. 

      The way a person feels

    • B. 

      The thought process of Freud's work

    • C. 

      The enduring characteristics each person is born with.

  • 4. 
    Freud believed that there was a portion of the brain that remained hidden from the individual except in symbolic form in dreams and other behaviors. This portion of the brain is called the
    • A. 

      Conscious

    • B. 

      Unconscious

    • C. 

      Frontal lobe

  • 5. 
    John's boss yells at him. As John walks meekly out of the boss's office, Dana walks past him and says, "hello!" John yells at Dana and proceeds to berate her for the job she did on the last contract. Freud would say John is using ________ as a way of dealing with his stress.
    • A. 

      Just being the usual type A

    • B. 

      A defense mechanism

    • C. 

      Aggressive

  • 6. 
    According to Freud, the desired outcome of the phallic stage of psychosexual development is
    • A. 

      Crawling

    • B. 

      Identification with the same-sex parent.

    • C. 

      Learning to identify with the opposite sex parent.

  • 7. 
    According to Freud, the ________ stage occurs from age 6 to the onset of puberty.
    • A. 

      Phallic

    • B. 

      Adolescent

    • C. 

      Latency

  • 8. 
    Alfred Adler believed that the defense mechanism of compensation is used by individuals who ____________________.
    • A. 

      Just give up completely

    • B. 

      Are striving to become inferior in some area of their life

    • C. 

      Are striving to become superior in some area of their life.

  • 9. 
    One criticism of Freud's psychoanalytic theory is that it ____________________.
    • A. 

      Has many ambiguous concepts and they are difficult to evaluate.

    • B. 

      It can be proven but not used

    • C. 

      He dealt too much with sexual problems

  • 10. 
    Bandura defined ________ as a person's expectancy of how effective his or her efforts to accomplish a goal will be in any particular circumstance.
    • A. 

      Loyalty

    • B. 

      self-efficacy

    • C. 

      Grace

  • 11. 
    Self-actualizing tendency refers to ____________________.
    • A. 

      Realizing your full potential

    • B. 

      Striving to fulfill one's innate capacities and capabilities.

    • C. 

      Finding your meaning in life

  • 12. 
    Micah's husband tells her how much happier he would be if she stayed home to raise their children. She believes he would stop loving her if she decided to take a job. Micah's husband is offering ____________________
    • A. 

      Conditional positive regard.

    • B. 

      Unconditional positive regard

    • C. 

      Negative reguard

  • 13. 
    According to Cattell's 16PF self-report inventory, airline pilots, when compared to writers, tend to be more ____________________.
    • A. 

      Artistic

    • B. 

      Self centered

    • C. 

      Controlled

  • 14. 
    To be described as unreliable, lazy, careless, and negligent, one would receive a low score on the trait known as ____________________
    • A. 

      Lazy

    • B. 

      Conscientiousness.

    • C. 

      Stupid

  • 15. 
    The psychological defense mechanism of projection is when someone ____________________.
    • A. 

      Prefers to do things on their own

    • B. 

      Pushes others away

    • C. 

      Places one's own unacceptable thoughts onto others.

  • 16. 
    The Rorschach inkblot test ____________________.
    • A. 

      Is made up of completely black pictures

    • B. 

      Has only 20 pictures

    • C. 

      Has neither right nor wrong answers.

  • 17. 
    If a test measures what it is supposed to measure, that test has ____________________.
    • A. 

      Passed

    • B. 

      Validity.

    • C. 

      Been reliable

  • 18. 
    Marjorie took a personality test in April. She took the same test in June and got a very similar score. This personality test is ____________________.
    • A. 

      Reliable.

    • B. 

      Valid

    • C. 

      True

  • 19. 
    The diagnosis of mental retardation depends on all of the following criteria EXCEPT ____________________.
    • A. 

      The limitations must be present before the age of 12.

    • B. 

      Only found in adulthood

    • C. 

      Has a i.q of 100

  • 20. 
    Someone with an IQ score of 60 has ________ developmental delay.
    • A. 

      Normal

    • B. 

      Very severe

    • C. 

      Mild

  • 21. 
    ________ is a developmental delay related to living in poverty conditions and one that usually produces relatively mild retardation.
    • A. 

      Incest

    • B. 

      Familial retardation

    • C. 

      Downs

  • 22. 
    Terman determined that gifted people ____________________.
    • A. 

      Are least resistant to mental illnesses than those of average intelligence

    • B. 

      Are more resistant to mental illnesses than those of average intelligence.

    • C. 

      Are really not gifted at all

  • 23. 
    According to Goleman, ________ is a more powerful influence on success in life than more traditional views of intelligence.
    • A. 

      I.q intelligence

    • B. 

      Emotional intelligence

    • C. 

      Average intelligence

  • 24. 
    Which type of research provides evidence that genetics influences a great deal of personality development?
    • A. 

      Genetics

    • B. 

      Twin studies

    • C. 

      Down syndrome

  • 25. 
    Putting the care of the family ahead of your own care is called ____________________.
    • A. 

      Not being selfish

    • B. 

      Attribution.

    • C. 

      Collectivism.

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