GRE Subject Test: Psychology : Structure of Personality

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Example Question #1 : Structure Of Personality

Which of the following terms refers to the masculinity found in women?

Possible Answers:

Masculine self-concept

Animus

Anima

Inner self

Correct answer:

Animus

Explanation:

According to analytical psychologist and personality theorist Carl Jung, men and women contain elements of masculinity and femininity. The feminine personality traits found in men are called the "anima" and the masculine traits found in women are known collectively as the "animus."

Example Question #2 : Structure Of Personality

Which of the following is not a correct statement regarding temperament and personality?

Possible Answers:
Temperament is observable in infancy; whereas personality is not

Temperament develops after personality

Temperament is the central aspect to personality

Temperament is a broader set of tendencies compared to personality

Correct answer:

Temperament develops after personality

Explanation:

Temperament and personality are related constructs. Temperament develops first and is a broad categorization of interaction style (e.g. slow to warm up). It is observable in infancy; whereas personality is a more specific construct that extends beyond interaction style and develops between infancy and adulthood.

Example Question #3 : Structure Of Personality

Freud's theory of personality included all of the following except _____________?

Possible Answers:

Id

Ego

Superego

Unconscious

Correct answer:

Unconscious

Explanation:

Freud believed the personality was made up of three components- the id, the ego, and the superego. He thought the id and the super ego were unconscious. However, he did not consider it an aspect of the personality.

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