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A basic premise of positive psychology is that the field of psychology




A basic premise of positive psychology is that the field of psychology;Answer;is out of balance with too much focus on negative human behaviors.;needs more effective methods for treating mental illness.;has not examined how every ?negative? contains a ?positive.?;has placed too much emphasis on genetic determinants, leaving little room for positive change.;1 points;Question 2;For positive psychologists, one problem with the disease model is that it;Answer;has diverted attention away from genetic causes of mental illness.;places too much emphasizes on biological causes and drugs as treatment.;has been largely ineffective in defining and treating mental illness.;implies that the mental health is the simply the absence of mental illness.;1 points;Question 3;To achieve its goal of restoring balance to the discipline of psychology, positive psychology needs further development in research and theory focused on;Answer;positive behaviors and descriptions of positive mental health.;the positive side of negative behaviors.;the origins of negative behaviors.;how to overcome the negative effects of the disease model.;1 points;Question 4;The most recent studies in health psychology are of particular interest to positive psychologists because they suggest that;Answer;positive emotions may effect our health in ways that are essentially opposite from those for negative emotions.;negative emotions are not nearly as damaging to our health as previously thought.;positive emotions help during recovery, but do not appear to effect the basic functioning of the immune system before the onset of illness.;positive emotions are not connected to our basic biological make-up, but rather develop as a result of experience.;1 points;Question 5;The major finding of the Nun Study was that;Answer;the presence of negative emotions, but not the presence of positive emotions, predicted longevity.;cheerful and upbeat nuns lived significantly longer that less cheerful nuns.;positive emotions predicted the quality but not the quantity of life.;only those nuns who used their positive outlook as a coping resource lived longer.;1 points;Question 6;Within psychology?s recent history, ____________ psychology has been one of the stronger voices for a more positive approach to the study of human behavior.;Answer;evolutionary;psychoanalytic;humanistic;existential;1 points;Question 7;Seligman?s three-part description of happiness describes a pleasant life, an engaged life, and a meaningful life. In his analysis a meaningful life derives from;Answer;events and personal qualities associated with happiness.;involvement in activities that express our strengths and interests.;going beyond self-interest through involvements in something larger than the self, such as serving others.;the inevitable tragedies of life.;1 points;Question 8;Your textbook authors define positive psychology as the scientific study of personal qualities, life choices and circumstances, and sociocultural conditions that promote a life well-lived defined by what criteria?;Answer;happiness, productivity and personal achievement.;personal effectiveness, quality relationships and success.;happiness, health, and success.;happiness, positive health, meaningfulness, and virtue.;1 points;Question 9;The emergence of positive psychology in the late 1990s had much to do with cultural trends, or zeitgeist, captured in the phrase;Answer;tired of the negative.;the paradox of affluence.;the misery index.;money doesn?t buy happiness.;1 points;Question 10;Is positive psychology opposed to traditional psychology?;Answer;No ? the concern is with what has not be studied not what has been studied.;No ? positive psychology is just a new area of psychology with no desire to change he field as a whole.;Yes ? the hope is to replace ?negative? traditional psychology with positive psychology.;Yes ? traditional psychology has done little to help people lead better lives.


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