Psych1504midterm2008

Psych1504midterm2008 - Positive Psychology 1504: Midterm...

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Positive Psychology 1504: Midterm Spring 2008 1. According to Csikszentmihalyi, we are more likely to experience flow when: (a) We learn from our failure (b) The challenge posed by the task matches our skill level (c) We perform under maximum pressure (d) We engage in an activity that we find easy 2. In the Langer study (1989) in the old age home, the residents who received extensive care and service from the staff: (a) Lived longer than the residents who had to do things for themselves. (b) Were more depressed and less healthy 18 months later (c) Enjoyed greater well being, less stress and increased energy (d) Benefited from the privilege of having regular social contact with the staff. 3. Active acceptance is about: (a) Accepting our emotions and our actions (b) Acceptance of our actions (c) Allowing ourselves to be mindful of our emotions and the way they impact others (d) Accepting our emotions while choosing the most appropriate action 4. According to Carol Dweck in the article on grit: (a) When you praise children for their intelligence, they are more likely to set higher goals (b) When you praise children for their intelligence and they fail, they are more likely to become persistent (c) When you praise children for their intelligence, they are more likely to lose interest in their work in the face of a challenge (d) When you praise children for their intelligence and they fail, their self-efficacy is improved 5. Which of the following is not a component of grit? (a) Optimism (b) Ambition (c) Physical stamina (d) Self-discipline 6. Which of the following best expresses Tal's lasagna principle? (a) Persevering through the “wrong” activities can lead one to discover the “right” activity (b) Choosing the right activity at the right quantity leads to the highest quality of life (c) A positive mindset allows us to be happy with any activity (d) Saving the right activity for a later time leads to the highest quality of life
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7. Cognitive therapy is based on the premise that: (a) Behavior drives mood (b) Emotions drive thoughts (c) Behavior drives emotions (d) Thoughts drive emotions 8. According to the article “The Winning Edge,” by Peter Doskoch, many large-scale analyses suggest that ___ percent of the differences between individuals in job performance can be attributed to IQ, while personality factors, creativity and luck are said to contribute to the other ___ percent. (a) 10% , 90% (b) 25% , 75% (c) 50% , 50% (d) 75% , 25% 9. In his article, “The Luck Factor,” Wiseman explains that there are 4 ways lucky people generate their own good fortune. Which of the following is NOT one of the ways Wiseman mentions? (a) They create self-fulfilling prophecies via positive expectations (b) They associate with fortunate people who can provide good opportunities (c) They make good decisions by listening to their intuition (d) They adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good 10. In 1948, 41% of college freshman wanted to make a lot of money while 83%
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