Personality-Theories (GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology): Questions 6 - 9 of 16

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Question number: 6

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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: 7

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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

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Extraversion

b.

Openness.

c.

Conscientiousness.

d.

Neuroticism

Question number: 8

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Martin Seligman maintains that cognitive training can offset

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Choice (4) Response

a.

internal locus of control

b.

low self-esteem

c.

self-handicapping

d.

learned helplessness

Question number: 9

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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 demonstrable differences between neurotic and psychotic thinking

b.

the reduction of the importance of sexual instincts in modern societies

c.

the rate of spontaneous recovery from psychosis, despite societal differences

d.

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

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