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6 Multiple choice questions

  1. giving priority to one's own goals over group goals, and defining one's identity in terms of personal attributes rather than group identifications. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 121)
  2. views behavior as influenced by the interaction between persons (and their thinking) and their social context. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 623)
  3. one's feelings of high or low self-worth. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 632)
  4. a characteristic pattern of behavior or a disposition to feel and act, as assessed by self-report inventories and peer reports. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 613)
  5. a test (such as the MMPI) developed by testing a pool of items and then selecting those that discriminate between groups. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 617)
  6. the interacting influences between personality and environmental factors. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 623)

6 True/False questions

  1. self-actualizationaccording to Maslow, the ultimate psychological need that arises after basic physical and psychological needs are met and self-esteem is achieved; the motivation to fulfill one's potential. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 609)


  2. self-serving biasa readiness to perceive oneself favorably (Myers Psychology 8e p. 634)


  3. selfin contemporary psychology, assumed to be the center of personality, the organizer of our thoughts, feelings, and actions. (Myers Psychology 9e p. 584)


  4. spotlight effectoverestimating others' noticing and evaluating our appearance, performance, and blunders (as if we presume a spotlight shines on us). (Myers Psychology 8e p. 632)


  5. external locus of controlthe perception that one controls one's own fate. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 625)


  6. unconditional positive regardaccording to Rogers, an attitude of total acceptance toward another person. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 610)


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