Personality (GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology): Questions 18 - 21 of 33

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Question number: 18

» Personality » Theories

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Martin Seligman maintains that cognitive training can offset

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Choice (5) Response

a.

cognitive bias

b.

internal locus of control

c.

learned helplessness

d.

self-handicapping

e.

low self-esteem

Question number: 19

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Ego psychologists differ from Freud in that they propose that some important ego functions are independent of primary process thinking. This could be illustrated by

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a.

the persistence of real world -oriented behavior in the face of strong stress, even in children

b.

the emergence of different psycho- sexual stages in various periods of life

c.

the demonstrable differences between neurotic and psychotic thinking

d.

the reduction of the importance of sexual instincts in modern societies

e.

the rate of spontaneous recovery from psychosis, despite societal differences

Question number: 20

» Personality » Structure

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A phenomenological view of personality asserts that type theory neglects the

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a.

id

b.

supernatural

c.

proprium

d.

superego

e.

self

Question number: 21

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While Mary’s friends enjoy her sense of humor and warmth, they are often frustrated by her inability to get places on time. Worse, she rarely calls to say she will be late, and sometimes she doesn’t show up at all. She hates to commit to anything beforehand and seems to make decisions based on her moods, regardless of how those behaviors might affect others. Based on this information and relying on the Five Factor Model, we can say that Layne would be MOST likely to score low in

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Choice (5) Response

a.

Neuroticism

b.

Openness.

c.

Conscientiousness.

d.

Agreeableness.

e.

Extraversion

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