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Personality Development & Theories Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Starting in infancy, the belief that we are not as good as others is known as a/an _____.

Question 2 2. A runner who trains twice as hard after suffering a big loss in a race is experiencing _____.

Question 3 3. What is the degree to which a child seeks out stimulation called?

Question 4 4. _____ is the degree to which an infant reacts to stimuli.

Question 5 5. Which of the following BEST explains the impact of Freud's theories of psychosexual development?

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Question 6 6. A person who failed a class but tells people he got an A is experiencing denial. Why is this an unproductive way of dealing with disappointment?

Question 7 7. Adrian is the oldest child in a family of two boys. From the time he was born, Adrian was pampered. During the first couple years of his life, it was determined that Adrian was extremely bright, and his parents worked to give him every opportunity to encourage his creativity and learning. When his brother, Gary, was born, he was neglected by his parents. According to Alfred Adler, how might this neglected child feel?

Question 8 8. Why might someone in Japan want to know your blood type if they are curious about your personality?

Question 9 9. _____ are a person's usual ways of thinking, behaving and feeling.

Question 10 10. In family studies, the proband refers to the _____.

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Question 11 11. When an individual allows a positive belief about one part of a person to influence his opinion about all of the other parts of that person, this is known as the _____.

Question 12 12. The psychologist who introduced the idea of the inferiority complex was named _____.

Question 13 13. Psychologists who believe in the idiographic approach do NOT measure a person's personality traits using:

Question 14 14. According to the self-esteem movement, which behavior would be something that parents and teachers should do?

Question 15 15. How did Alfred Adler believe a pampering parenting style could affect the inferiority complex?

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Question 16 16. How have twin studies proven to be beneficial?

Question 17 17. What is the relationship between real challenges and increased self-esteem?

Question 18 18. Who was the individual who affected Jung's works greatly but whom he also had a rift with when Jung began to formulate his own ideas and theories?

Question 19 19. How do blind taste tests help to break through the halo effect in marketing?

Question 20 20. A man who yells at his dog when he's upset with his girlfriend is experiencing _____.

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Question 21 21. Phrenology associates personality and character traits with parts of the _____.

Question 22 22. A therapist notes that their patient, a man in his mid-thirties, is fearful of new experiences. Which of the following is a likely assessment of the patient?

Question 23 23. Carl Rogers' therapy included emphasis on all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 24 24. According to Freud, someone who compulsively bites their nails might have experienced which of the following as a young child?

Question 25 25. Which of the following describes Freud's legacy?

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Question 26 26. A statistic for measuring how much a trait in one twin compares or contrasts with the same trait in the other twin is the _____.

Question 27 27. Jessica recognizes that she loves God and dislikes when people are not treated fairly. Jessica knows this about herself and it makes her different from other people, which is her _____.

Question 28 28. Which of the following is part of the human psyche?

Question 29 29. Which of the following statements is FALSE about psychologist Edward Thorndike's halo effect?

Question 30 30. Personality traits that are innate make up a person's _____.

Personality Development & Theories Chapter Exam Instructions

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