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Psycology quiz ch 13

Jaydon doesn't relize that his alcohol abuse and neglect of his family is leading to the destruction of both his family and career. A psychoanalyst would suggest that Jaydon shows signs of

weak ego

Freud suggested that adults with a passive personality marked by a childlike dependency demonstrate signs of

an oral fixation

Carl Jung emphasized the importance of _______ in personality functioning.

the collective unconscious

Abraham Maslow suggested that individuals who are open, spontaneous, and not paralyzed by others opinions illustrate


Humanistic psychology has been most closely associated with an emphasis on the importance of

a postitive self-concept

Which technique would psychologist use to assess whether a cluster of characteristics that includes ambition, determination, persistance, and self-reliance reflects a single personality trait?

factor analysis

During a phone call to the psychic network, mark was told that " you often worry about things much more then you admit, even to your best friends." Mark's amazement at the psyics apparent understanding of his personality best illustrates

the barnum effect

one of the big 5 personality factors is


Sarahs optimism is both a contrubutor to and a product of her successful career accomplishments. This best illustates

reciprocal determinism

Marcy believes that the outcome of athletic contests depends so much on the luck that it hardly pays to put any effort into her own athletic training. Her belief most clearly illustates

an external locus of control

Bryce often acts so daring and overly confident that few people relize he is actually riddled with uncounicous insecurity and self-doubt. Bryce best illustrates the use of a defense mechanism known as

reaction formation

Hermann Rorschach introduced what has become the msot widely used _______ test.


When Vanessa noticed that she was wearing mismatched socks, she overestimated the extent to which others would notice. Her reaction best illustrates

the spotlight effect

The role of repressed childhood conflicts in personality disorders is most clearly emphasized by the ____________ perspective.


although she is intelligent and a good athlete, Abigail believes that her low grades in school and losing the quarter-mile race are reflections of her own intellectual and athletic incompetence. Her conclusion best illustrates

a pessimistic attributional style.

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