Practice Quiz 3

1. Which of the following was probably Adler's most important and enduring concept?
 a. birth order
 b. social interest
 c. shock
 d. teleological

2. "The creative power of the individual" refers to
 a. conceptions of self/world formed while developing styles of life for solving the three great problems of life
 b. the power to overcome personal and societal problems with the help of teleological direction
 c. the capacity to find solutions to other people's problems
 d. the need to create works of art

3. Inferiority complex refers to
 a. how others feel relative to oneself
 b. the consequences of exaggerated inadequacy explained in part by deficient social interest
 c. all those feelings that come from failed attempts at sexual fulfillment
 d. the persistent feeling that one does not measure up to one's own or societal standards

4. Of family members, who is second most important in the child's development, according to Adler?
 a. siblings
 b. grandparents
 c. mother
 d. father

5. Since Adler's original conception of birth order, research has shown
 a. differences, in so far as they exist, are between first (only) and later borns
 b. his original conception was amazingly accurate
 c. differences, in so far as they exist, are between first and only borns
 d. there has been no support for Adler's original conception

6. To what did Huber and colleagues (1989) attribute Frankenstein's remorse at the beginning of his work on the second creation?
 a. genuine guilt
 b. a sudden realization that if there was a second monster, there would be a third, and so forth until he was consumed by making monsters
 c. an attempt to appear more sensitive and thoughtful than others
 d. a gallant effort to warn others of his monumental error

7. Kal (1972) rank ordered beliefs of Adlerian therapists from most frequently mentioned to least frequently mentioned. Which of the following was ranked second?
 a. soft determinism
 b. belief in the social nature of humans
 c. belief in the holistic approach
 d. belief in the active role of the therapist

8. Relative to Freud and Jung, Adler was
 a. absent minded
 b. authoritarian
 c. politically involved
 d. politically conservative

9. Social feeling is not high among neurotics who (Adler)
 a. come from wealthy families
 b. come from poor families
 c. report ERs that emphasize social relations
 d. have been pampered as children

10. All of the following are findings regarding ER, except one. Which is NOT a finding regarding the ER?
 a. ERs are favored by Adlerian therapists today
 b. ERs records are difficult to quantify
 c. alcoholics ERs reflected external control
 d. Vietnam vets' ERs reflected low social interest

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