Positive Psychology Test 1 Spring 2010

Positive Psychology Test 1 Spring 2010 - Positive...

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Positive Psychology Test 1 Spring 2010 Multiple Choice (2 points each) For the following multiple choice questions, please select the best answer from the choices provided and place that answer on the scantron answer sheet provided. 1. There are three critical dimensions to Seligman’s Explanatory Style. They are: a. personalization, pervasiveness, and priority b. pervasiveness, permanence, and priority c. personalization, pervasiveness, and permanence d. personalization, pervasiveness, and persistence 2. According to Ben-Shahar, _____ goals are those we pursue out of a deep personal conviction and/or strong interest. a. self-congruent b. self-consistent c. happiness d. self-concordant 3. In research and theories of hope, one key difference is the inclusion of emotion as a primary feature of hope. a. True b. False 4. The _______ life consists of using positive individual traits, including strengths of character and talents in life. a. pleasant b. pleasurable c. engaged d. meaningful 5. In Seligman’s ABCDE technique, the “a” stands for a. agreement b. adversity c. activity d. ancillary 6. According to Seligman, research on the pleasant life reveals that the experience of pleasurable life a. is heritable b. is very modifiable c. habituates d. e. f. 7. According to Ben-Shahar, happy people live secure in the knowledge that the activities that bring them enjoyment in the present will also lead to a fulfilling future. a. True b. False 8. In the ABCDE technique, _________ is trying to think of something else besides the pessimistic belief. a. distancing b. distracting c. disputing d. defending 9. _____ is the belief that failure in one area affects other areas of life. a. pervasiveness b. permanence c. nihilism d. distancing
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10. In the video on the field of Positive Psychology, Seligman discusses one key way that extremely happy people differ from the rest of people a. they have fulfilled more life goals b. they are more religious/spiritual c. they have more positive events and less negative events d. they are extremely social e. none of the above 11. They happiness that Seligman talked about in #10 (where extremely happy differed from the rest) is the ________ component of happiness. a.
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