By now you should understand how the behavioral and social cognitive perspectives compare
and contrast in their views of personality. Now it is time for you to demonstrate how well you
understand the social cognitive perspective on personality.
It is important to understand how exam questions are framed and how to arrive at the correct
In this activity, you are given a sample multiple-choice question.
You will provide the
following for your instructor:
The correct answer to the question.
An explanation as to why you chose that particular answer.
An explanation why the other four choices are not the correct answer to the question. You
may use definitions in your explanation.
Helene was just fired from her job. She feels her supervisor never truly liked her. Due to what
she believes is the economy's fault, she cannot find a job and now is running out of money.
Helene's feeling that she has no control over her current situation leads her to go shopping.