Personality (GRE Psychology): Questions 10 - 14 of 33

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Question number: 10

» Personality » Applications and Issues

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Which of the following represents the best example of displacement?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

A goal is hard to achieve, so an easier goal is chosen to take its place.

b.

The boss criticizes the worker, so when the worker goes home she kicks the dog.

c.

The student is nervous about a test, so he loses his notes.

d.

A goal is easy to achieve, so a more challenging goal is chosen instead.

Question number: 11

» Personality » Personality and Behavior

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The theory that a child steals candy because he is a thief is an example of a

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Choice (4) Response

a.

response set

b.

dispositional attribution

c.

cognitive bias

d.

availability heuristic

Question number: 12

» Personality » Theories

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Learned helplessness is associated with

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Choice (4) Response

a.

androgyny

b.

neuroticism

c.

introversion

d.

an external locus of control

Question number: 13

» Personality » Applications and Issues

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With which of the following researchers is androgyny most associated?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Diana Baumrind

b.

Sandra Bem

c.

Eleanor Maccoby

d.

Matina Horner

Question number: 14

» Personality » Theories

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Rob often worries about his future. He almost always lies awake the night before a test concerned that he will fail. On the rare occasion that he does receive a grade that is lower than the one for which he hoped, he becomes depressed and irritable. His friends tease him that he takes everything far too seriously, or that he’s going to have a nervous breakdown before he reaches 20. Based on this information and relying on the Five Factor Model, we can say that Rob would be MOST likely to score high in

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Extraversion

b.

Openness.

c.

Conscientiousness.

d.

Neuroticism

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