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Self Test B on Knowledge Associated With Choice #1

Respond to each of the 10 multiple choice questions below by typing the number 1 to 5 of the answer you wish to select in the response box. When finished, click "process your responses".

1. Suppose a young boy decides not to believe that if he behaves badly he will burn in Hell. This is an example of  __________________.

1) positive feedback               2) not understanding the concept of Hell             3) dishonest, self deception  

4) adopting a psychologically healthy belief          5) magical thinking 

2.  With respect to the conceptual frameworks mentioned in the Evidence-Based worldview theme, all of the following are true except which? 

1) they are linked to experience        2) once formed they are generally static, unchanging

3) they are useful for making predictions    

4) they are built on facts and concepts    5) they can be thought of as part of an ontology

3. The phrase particular ways of seeing the world, each possessing its own terminology, tools, and methods  gets at the essential meaning  of which of the terms below? 

1) pursuit of beliefs with psychological advantages         2) concepts        3) evidence-based approaches 

4) delusion                        5) Reality generating mechanisms

4.   Lots of people reject the Evidence-based approach since it has no place for ___________________. 

 1) testing hypotheses       2) justification of belief     

3) reason     4 ) data         5) hope

5. Lots of people reject the Positive Expectations approach since it has no place for _____________.

1)  pursuing beliefs with psychological advantages            2) analyzing evidence                3) intuition

4) useful fiction                 5) denying Reality 

6.   All of the following would most likely choose the Evidence-Based worldview theme here except which?

1) traditional Christian ministers    2) those who value learning from feedback   3) scientists

4) pessimistic realists                        5) empiricists

7.  Which of the following is most closely linked with the mechanism by which a conceptual framework gives increasingly good predictions? 

1) adopting psychologically healthy beliefs             2) faith                     3) feedback    

4) a rational belief system          5) one's attitude 

8.  _____________has been described as "a simplistic, fairy tale, magical, childhood fantasy way of dealing with problems, especially when compared  with the planning / hard work / repeated trials before success that adults solving real problems more typically are faced with." 

1) wishful thinking                   2) empiricism                3) rationalism    

4) the intuitive approach          5) the testing various hypotheses approach  

9. According to the scientific consensus, someone who believes in the afterlife _______________________.

1) refuses to deceive oneself     2) believes the universe is orderly and non-chaotic          

3) trusts in something based on reason & analysis  more than  feelings & emotions      4) engages in wishful thinking

5) does so based on abundant evidence     

10.  Justification of belief involves ___________________.

1) believing that according to some standard or by some criterion a statement is actually true 

2) having evidence or data to support the above conclusion 

3) evaluating the certainty with which the belief is established.

4)  none of the above              5) all of the above 

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