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April Practice Exam Psych 1.  Randy comes home from a party late at night and sees a piece of his mom’s wonderful cheesecake.  There is only one  piece left and it has his sister’s name on it.  He decides to eat it anyway.  According to Freud, Randy’s need for immediate  gratification is because of the A) influence of the id B) ego operating according to the pleasure principle C) compromise between the id and the superego D) superego’s complete lack of morality E) influence of the superego on the ego 2. Dennis is downloading songs from the internet illegally.  His mom sees this and reprimands him.  Dennis responds by  saying that he is actually protecting the environment by doing this because he hasn’t driven to the mall to buy the CD.  This is an example of a psychoanalytical defence mechanism called A) depression B) rationalization C) fixation D) electra E) denial 3. Freud’s stages of psychosexual development have received much attention and criticism.  Neoanalysts disagreed with  Freud because
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4. A young woman with a negative self-concept believes she is totally unattractive to men.  However, a very desirable man  asks her out on a date.  Her response is most likely 5. Trait theorists differ on how many traits it takes to describe a person’s personality.  Cattel’s theory would be more likely to  describe ________, and the Big Five is probably adequate to describe ____________
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