Positive Psychology: Optimism, Self-Efficacy & Happiness


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Compared to pessimists, optimists tend to _____.

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1. Which individual displays a high level of self-efficacy?

2. According to positive psychology, happiness involves all of the following EXCEPT:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This assessment will test you on the central aspects of positive psychology, an approach to understanding how the human mind works. Quiz questions will ask you to compare optimists to pessimists, identify activities associated with happiness, and describe the effects that a strong social circle has on happiness.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your ability to:

  • Recognize the term for believing in the ability to achieve an outcome
  • Identify activities involved in happiness according to positive psychology
  • Understand the effect of having a strong social network on happiness

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to practice these comprehension skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as optimistic and pessimistic thinking
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding positive psychology

Additional Learning

For more about the positive psychology, review the related lesson called Positive Psychology. Lesson material focuses on the following topics:

  • Understand the terms optimism, self-efficacy and happiness
  • Examine Martin Seligman's and Dan Gilbert's contributions to the field of positive psychology
  • Learn about studies related to happiness
  • The effect of self-efficacy on happiness