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  1. a readiness to perceive oneself favorably (Myers Psychology 8e p. 634)
  2. the perception that chance or outside forces beyond one's personal control determine one's fate. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 625)
  3. giving priority to the goals of one's group (often one's extended family or work group) and defining one's identity accordingly. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 121)
  4. overestimating others' noticing and evaluating our appearance, performance, and blunders (as if we presume a spotlight shines on us). (Myers Psychology 8e p. 632)
  5. the scientific study of optimal human functioning; aims to discover and promote strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 628)
  6. 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)

6 True/False questions

  1. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)the most widely researched and clinically used of all personality tests. Originally developed to identify emotional disorders (still considered its most appropriate use), this test is now used for many other screening purposes. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 616)

          

  2. self-concept(1) a sense of one's identity and personal worth. (2) all our thoughts and feelings about ourselves, in answer to the question, "Who am I?" (Myers Psychology 8e p. 161)

          

  3. social cognitive perspectiveviews behavior as influenced by the interaction between persons (and their thinking) and their social context. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 623)

          

  4. personality inventorya questionnaire (often with true-false or agree-disagree items) on which people respond to items designed to gauge a wide range of feelings and behaviors; used to assess selected personality traits. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 615)

          

  5. traita 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)

          

  6. personal controlour sense of controlling our environment rather than feeling helpless. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 625)

          

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