Trait Psychology Trivia Quiz

Trait Psychology Trivia Quiz

Answer each question to the best of your ability below. Results are at the end. Enjoy!

  • Question of

    The idea of a ‘hierarchy of traits’ implies which of the following statements?

    • Some traits are particularly predictive of behavior
    • Some traits are associated with power and status
    • Some traits are more important than others
    • Some traits are narrower in focus than others
  • Question of

    Which statement best describes how Allport and Odbert attempted to define the trait universe?

    • Correlational analysis of trait adjectives
    • Factor analysis of trait adjectives
    • Selection of trait adjectives that describe psychological differences between people
    • Selection of trait adjectives that people use to evaluate each other
  • Question of

    How many terms did Allport and Odbert find that referred to differences between people?

    • 550,000
    • 18,000
    • 4,500
    • 171
  • Question of

    Which is of the following statements about factor analysis is correct?

    • It finds groups of variables that have similar meanings
    • It finds groups of variables that correlate with one another
    • It finds groups of variables that can be factored
    • It finds groups of variables that have similar means
  • Question of

    How many trait dimensions did Cattell propose?

    • 2
    • 3
    • 5
    • 16
  • Question of

    A key problem with Cattell’s personality factors is that they were …

    • Correlated with one another
    • Bipolar
    • Exhaustive
    • Too economical
  • Question of

    Which of the following is not an established alternative label for the relevant Big Five factor?

    • Extraversion and ‘Surgency’
    • Conscientiousness and ‘Morality’
    • Neuroticism and ‘Emotional Instability’
    • Openness to Experience and ‘Culture’
  • Question of

    A person is described as ‘moody’ and ‘hostile’. In Big Five terms, they might be characterized as …

    • Low in Extraversion and low in Agreeableness
    • High in Neuroticism and low in Agreeableness
    • Low in Extraversion and low in Conscientiousness
    • High in Neuroticism and low in Conscientiousness
  • Question of

    Which of the following statements correctly describes the relationships between Big Five traits and emotion dimensions?

    • Extraversion is related to more positive affect and Neuroticism to more negative affect
    • Extraversion is related to more positive affect and Neuroticism to less positive affect
    • Extraversion is related to less negative affect and Neuroticism to less positive affect
    • Extraversion is related to less negative affect and Neuroticism to more negative affect
  • Question of

    In three-factor models of personality a ‘Constraint’ factor is sometimes proposed. In Big Five terms, ‘Constraint’ is best understood as a combination of …

    • Low Extraversion and high Agreeableness
    • Low Extraversion and low Agreeableness
    • High Conscientiousness and high Agreeableness
    • High Conscientiousness and low Agreeableness

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