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Chapter 2 Self-Esteem in Human Relations

Practice Test
      
  1.Carl Rogers taught that the ideal self comes from messages about what you should be like, which are received from:  
  a.   peers and friends from early childhood.  
  b.   parents.  
  c.   teachers and other grown-ups outside the family.  
  d.   the conscious mind.  
      
  2.According to Carl Rogers, when your real self and ideal self are very far apart, you will feel:  
  a.   sleepy and unusually dazed.  
  b.   motivated and determined to bring them closer together.  
  c.   unhappy and depressed, with lowered self-esteem.  
  d.   neutral, because this discrepancy would have no effect on you.  
      
  3.Self-concept and self-esteem are:  
  a.   exactly the same thing, because they stem from the same behavior.  
  b.   exactly the opposite, because one is intellectual and one is emotional.  
  c.   closely tied, because a good self-concept increases self-esteem.  
  d.   related to each other, because high self-esteem causes poor self-concept.  
      
  4.According to researchers, people with low self-esteem are more likely to experience:  
  a.   anxiety, depression, and irritability.  
  b.   insomnia and other physical problems.  
  c.   low work performance and low job satisfaction.  
  d.   all of the above.  
      
  5.According to psychologist Carl Rogers, when parents show children this attitude, the children are more likely to develop healthy self-esteem later in life:  
  a.   Favoritism  
  b.   Unselfishness  
  c.   Conditional positive regard  
  d.   Unconditional positive regard  
      
  6.Which of the following is an example of a positive affirmation?  
  a.   "I am going to lose 50 pounds."  
  b.   "I am going to lose 50 pounds by July of this year."  
  c.   "I am a thin person."  
  d.   "I am a blubberball, but that fact about me is going to change."  
      
  7."Feelings of confidence in one's ability to deal with problems as they happen" are known as:  
  a.   looking-glass self-esteem.  
  b.   self-worth.  
  c.   self-efficacy.  
  d.   overconfidence.  
      
  8.Building a winning skill increases your:  
  a.   locus of control.  
  b.   self-acceptance.  
  c.   looking-glass self.  
  d.   self-respect.  
      
  9.Kelly says to her friend, "Well, I may not be good at customer service, but I can usually figure out what's wrong with the computer when it crashes." Concerning her computer skills, Kelly probably feels:  
  a.   a high self-image.  
  b.   high self-efficacy.  
  c.   low self-esteem.  
  d.   a poor self-concept.  
      
  10.Which of the following is the most correct and complete definition of self-esteem?  
  a.   The extent to which a person understands the reactions of others.  
  b.   The extent to which an individual believes himself or herself to be capable, sufficient, and worthy.  
  c.   The good feelings people have about themselves that contrast with the feelings others may have toward them.  
  d.   An absence of defensiveness in communication and the ability to be aggressive when the situation demands it.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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