Personality Impressions and Interpretations Quiz

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25 Questions

What is the main focus of the excerpt?

What did the speaker and their friend do after leaving the party?

What was the topic of conversation between the speaker and their friend?

Based on the excerpt, what did the friend notice about some people at the party?

What does the excerpt suggest about the friend's perception of the man they met at the party?

According to the text, what is the primary reason for differences in personality?

Which theory of personality, developed in the 1950s, is mentioned in the text?

What did Kurt Lewin's field theory of behavior contribute to the cognitive approach to personality?

How does George Kelly compare people to in his Personal Construct Theory?

What is the role of personal constructs, according to the text?

What do psychologists refer to as the cognitive representation of oneself?

What term is used for the mental representations unique to an individual?

Which factor plays a central role in the way individuals process information and interact with the world around them?

According to the text, what is included in the core of an individual's self-schema?

What is the term used for the behaviors and attributes that are most important to an individual?

What did George Kelly develop as a way of explaining how people make sense of others and their behavior?

Where did George Kelly receive his psychology PhD from?

What example constructs were mentioned in the text to explain personal construct theory?

At which university did George Kelly study education?

Where did George Kelly set up a network of clinics for Dust Bowl victims?

According to George Kelly's theory of personality, what is the root cause of most psychological problems?

What was George Kelly's approach as a therapist in helping clients with psychological problems?

What do cognitive personality psychologists focus on as the key to understanding personality and behavior?

What are some examples of cognitive variables introduced by cognitive personality psychologists?

How does the cognitive model of personality link situations with behavior?


  • George Kelly, a practicing psychotherapist, developed a theory of personality based on the idea that people construct their understanding of the world and themselves, and that psychological problems arise from faulty constructs rather than past traumatic experiences.
  • Kelly argued that anxiety is the root cause of most psychological problems, arising when personal constructs fail to make sense of life events.
  • Kelly's approach as a therapist was to help clients try on new templates or ways of interpreting the world to regain their ability to make sense of their experiences and reduce anxiety.
  • Cognitive personality psychologists focus on the elements between stimuli and responses as the key to understanding personality and behavior.
  • They have introduced a number of cognitive variables, or cognitive-affective units, to explain individual differences in how people act based on their mental representations and the way they process information.
  • Some cognitive variables include encodings (constructs for encoding information about the self, others, events, and situations), expectations and beliefs, affects (feelings, emotions, and emotional responses), goals and values, and competencies and self-regulatory plans.
  • The cognitive model of personality is a complex system that links situations with behavior through cognitive structures and mental representations.
  • The way we react to features in the environment depends on our cognitive structures, and our behavior can then affect the situation.
  • Each person possesses a unique set of mental representations, and the ease with which individuals access certain kinds of information stored in memory varies, leading to individual differences in response to situations.


This quiz explores how different individuals form impressions and interpretations of a person's personality based on their constructs and interactions. It delves into the variations in how people perceive and respond to others despite the same interactions.

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