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  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. overestimating others' noticing and evaluating our appearance, performance, and blunders (as if we presume a spotlight shines on us). (Myers Psychology 8e p. 632)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. our sense of controlling our environment rather than feeling helpless. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 625)
  6. (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)

6 True/False questions

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


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


  3. personality inventoryour sense of controlling our environment rather than feeling helpless. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 625)


  4. empirically derived testa 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)


  5. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)a 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)


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