Psychological Reactance Theory

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Psychological reactance is typically associated with protecting:

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1. What kind of concept is reverse psychology?

2. How does reactance influence a person to behave?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding of the theory of psychological reactance with these assessments. They will ask questions regarding the definition, concepts, and effects of psychological reactance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet will help students answer questions on the topics listed below:

  • Definition of psychological reactance
  • Reverse psychology
  • Anxiety over decision making
  • Influence of social groups
  • Cognitive dissonance

Skills Practiced

Students who use these assessments will be building the skills below:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull the most relevant information from the associated lesson on the theory of psychological reactance
  • Defining key concepts - define key terms such as reverse psychology and psychological reactance
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cognitive dissonance
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the anxiety that follows serious decision making

Additional Learning

For more information on this topic, check out the accompanying lesson, Psychological Reactance Theory. It will help students achieve these goals:

  • Define psychological reactance
  • Understand the reactance theory
  • Identify the various types of reactance
  • Learn about reactance and other factors
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