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Positive Psychology - Study Questions for Test 2

I. Study Questions for Open-ended Questions (each will be worth 1 out of 15 total points):

A. What is the most important and/or meaningful thing that you have learned in this class SINCE THE LAST TEST? (be prepared to write at least one paragraph)

B. How have you applied something that you have learned in this class to your life? (be prepared to write at least one paragraph)

II. Study Questions from PowerPoints for Multiple Choice Questions (worth 13 points):

A. February 27 – Perseverance and Mindfulness

1. What are the benefits of perseverance?

2. What factors may increase perseverance?

3. Why does perseverance increase with age?

4. What is the difference between good perseverance and bad perseverance?

5. What is the definition of mindfulness for this class?

B. March 4 – Resilience and Stress-Related Growth

1. What is the difference between resilience, stress resistance, and thriving?

2. What is the difference between stress as stimulus and stress as response?

3. What were the five personal resources for resilience in the model of resilience presented in class?
4. What are the 4 different paths or trajectories that people follow after a major stressful event?

5. How was stress-related growth defined in class?

6. What are the six categories of growth or positive change that people report after stressful events?

C. March 6 – Authenticity, Integrity, & Vitality

1. How did we define authenticity in class?

2. What are the two kinds of congruence as described by Carl Rogers?

3. What are the four things that Brene Brown discovered about the people who had a sense of love, belonging, and worthiness?

4. What are the three stages of identify status theory?

5. What is chi, ki, and prana?

6. What are the two conditions that Robert Thayer identified as being important for vitality?

D. March 11 – Love & Compassion

1. Who are the attachment theory pioneers mentioned in class?

2. What are the four attachment styles in Kim Bartholomew’s framework?

3. What are the three parts of the Robert Sternberg’s triangular theory of love?
4. What are John Lee’s six styles of love?

E. March 13 – Kindness & Altruism

1. What are the four components of compassion?

2. What are the five ways of increasing kindness?

3. What are the four types of persons that the loving-kindness meditation focuses on and what order does it focus on them?

4. What are egoism and altruism?

5. What is the empathy-altruism hypothesis?

6. What are the five ways that altruism can be encouraged?