Cognitive Appraisal: Theory, Model & Definition


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An emotional evaluation that leads to an interpretation and response to a situation is known as what?

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1. Which of the following is the first step in a cognitive appraisal?

2. In the context of cognitive appraisal, the interpretation and emotional response to an ambiguous situation is referred to as what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cognitive appraisals usually occur in situations where there is no physical stimulation or obvious clues as to how the situation should be interpreted, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the process and steps of cognitive appraisal.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Emotional evaluation that leads to an interpretation and response to a situation
  • Two-step cognitive appraisal method
  • Three-step process for deconstructing cognitive appraisals
  • Theory that says our interpretation of events is tied directly to our emotions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cognitive appraisal
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about appraisal theory

Additional Learning

To learn more about psychology, review the accompanying lesson on Cognitive Appraisal: Theory, Model & Definition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn how to perform a cognitive appraisal
  • Understand appraisal theory
  • Know the three steps of the structural model