Chapter 12: Personality

True or False?

Remember – use the opportunity to review what you know about each topic.


  1. The psychodynamic approach was founded by Skinner.
  2. Conscientiousness is one of the dimensions included in the five-factor model of personality.
  3. The Rorschach is a projective measure of personality.
  4. The highest level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs was love/belonging.
  5. Carl Rogers was a well-known supporter of the psychodynamic approach.
  6. Phrenologists believed that you could measure personality by feeling the bumps on a person’s skull.
  7. Twin studies are helpful in understanding the contributions of nature and nurture to personality.
  8. The genes of different members of the same species are almost identical.
  9. According to Freud, from around 18 months to 3 years of age children experience sexual desire for the opposite-sex parent.
  10. Traits are transient characteristics that influence our behaviour in specific situations.


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