Positive Psychology and Resilience Quiz

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What is a key assumption of positive psychology?

Improving psychological well-being is possible

Which activity is mentioned as a contributor to happiness boosts?

Gratitude journaling

What is required for meaningful and lasting increases in well-being?

Substantial investment, effort, and variety

What is crucial for refining and implementing positive interventions widely?

Ongoing research and development

Who plays a key role in advancing and applying positive interventions?

Young positive psychologists

Which of the following is a specific exercise used in Positive Psychology Interventions (PPIs)?


What is the main goal of Positive Psychology Interventions (PPIs)?

Boosting Subjective Well-Being (SWB)

What are the notes of caution mentioned regarding the effects of PPIs?

Small effect sizes, publication bias, varied PPIs, few long-term follow-ups

What does the Positive Activity Model emphasize in relation to positive activities?

Intentional positive activities, behavioral variety, novelty, optimal challenge, personalization, and savoring

According to Mauss et al. (2011), what are the cross-cultural differences observed in relation to happiness?

North America vs. Russia, East Asia

Which approach is NOT similar to Positive Psychology Interventions (PPIs)?

Cognitive behavioral therapy

Which personality trait is NOT involved in accomplishing goals?


Which theory influences goal pursuit according to the text?

Self-Determination Theory

Which factor is NOT considered a protective factor for resilience?


Which statement about post-traumatic growth aligns with the text?

Some individuals report benefits and growth through post-traumatic growth

Study Notes

Positive Psychology Interventions and Resilience

  • Positive psychology interventions (PPIs) are supported by evidence and applicable in interventions and therapy
  • Similar approaches to PPIs include positive psychotherapy, hope therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness
  • Training for PPIs includes self-compassion, self-control, empathy, positive youth development, and resilience training
  • Accomplishing goals involves personality traits such as conscientiousness, grit, self-esteem, self-control, and growth mindset
  • Goal pursuit is influenced by the Self-Determination Theory and Goal Setting Theory
  • Implementation intentions and habits play a role in goal pursuit and behavior change
  • Commitment devices like public commitments and temptation bundling are effective in behavior change
  • Resilience is viewed as a process rather than an individual difference and requires challenges for measurement
  • Protective factors for resilience include positive emotionality, emotional stability, optimism, sense of control, intelligence, high SES, religion, and social support
  • Trauma is generally considered bad, but some individuals report benefits and growth through post-traumatic growth
  • Perceived growth post-trauma may not align with actual changes and can be linked to increased distress
  • Well-being tends to be stable over time, and resilience involves maintaining mental health through challenges

Test your knowledge of positive psychology interventions and resilience with this quiz. Explore concepts such as goal pursuit, resilience training, protective factors, and post-traumatic growth. Assess your understanding of evidence-based approaches and theories related to positive psychology interventions and resilience.

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