Practice Quiz 1

1. How does Rogers compare to other humanistic theorists?
 a. his impact is in the cognitive realm, not the humanistic
 b. he is more of a philosopher that they are
 c. he applied science to understanding people rather than to validating his therapy, showing the biological side of humans, and rendering his concepts testable
 d. his ideas has been validated by systematic research more than the ideas of other humanistic theorists

2. Phenomenology involves
 a. experiencing the phenomenon of moral rectitude
 b. people sharing common experiences
 c. the belief that one person can never appreciate the experience of another person
 d. a desire to grasp reality as each person uniquely perceives it

3. All except one of the following are characteristic of the actualizing tendency. Which is NOT one of those characteristics?
 a. organismic
 b. active
 c. opportunistic
 d. selective

4. According to Rogers, which is a characteristic of the self-actualizing person?
 a. time competency
 b. high quantitative skills
 c. unusual modes of verbal expression
 d. a tendency to devote oneself to others to the exclusion of reserving time for oneself

5. According to Rogers, distortion is
 a. refusal to think about or address whatever is too hard to bear
 b. refusal to accept who we are
 c. a reinterpretation of an experience so as to make it consistent with how one wants things to be
 d. the inability to recognize or accept the existence of an experience that has occurred

6. Which of the following was a hypothesis that Rogers deduced from May's six existential issues?
 a. the more people struggle with their demons the more depressed they become
 b. the higher the level of material attainment, the more false is one's self-perceptions
 c. the more the self is free from threat, the more one will exhibit self-affirming behaviors
 d. the shorter the therapy, the greater the self-concept development

7. Accurate empathy is
 a. empathy, but with evaluation
 b. understanding a person's thinking rather than emotions
 c. accurately perceiving a person's inner world non-evaluatively
 d. empathy that comes with practice at perceiving one's own inner world

8. Which of the following is a contribution of Rogers
 a. he was a self-proclaimed pioneer in counseling
 b. he correctly recognized that therapy, humanism, and classroom procedures don't mix
 c. he showed the importance of the phenomenological perspective
 d. he convinced other humanists they have no business dealing in issues of international conflict

9. What "first" did Rogers score way back in 1942?
 a. he became the first psychologist to win the Nobel prize
 b. he recorded and transcribed therapy session
 c. he wrote President Roosevelt and, in his letter, correctly predicted the current explosion in mental health problems
 d. he resigned from the American Psychological Association because they would not accept his ground-breaking "Ethical Principles for Psychologists"

10. All of the following are pre-conditions necessary for growth and change, except one. Which is NOT a pre-condition for growth and change?
 a. establishing a symbiotic relationship with another person
 b. developing accurate empathy
 c. achieving congruence in personal relations
 d. developing positive self-regard

Answer Keys