Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills Coursera Quiz Answers

All Weeks Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills Coursera Quiz Answers

Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills Week 1 Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Module 1 Quiz

Q1. Which of the following variables were NOT discussed as contributing to resilience:

  • Mental Agility
  • Strong Relationships
  • Action Potential
  • Optimism

Q2. Optimism is defined as generating the most positive outcome possible for a given situation, even if that outcome is unrealistic.

  • True
  • False

Q3. Which of the following explanatory styles would be considered most optimistic according to Seligman’s explanatory style theory?

  • Unstable and specific explanation for a negative event
  • Stable and global explanation for a negative event
  • Unstable and specific explanation for a positive event
  • Stable and specific explanation for a negative event

Q4. One element of optimism is identifying what you can/can’t control.

  • True
  • False

Q5. Which of the following statements is true about optimism:

  • Optimism is mostly determined by genetics.
  • You can learn to be more optimistic.
  • Optimism is a binary construct—you are either an optimist or a pessimist.
  • Optimism is associated with better mental health, but not with better physical health.

Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills Week 2 Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Module 2 Quiz

Q1. Thinking traps:

  • Are overly rigid patterns in thinking that can undermine resilience
  • Can drive to counterproductive emotions and reactions
  • Are more likely if you are run down or depleted
  • All of the above

Q2. One of the problematic consequences of the Mind-reading thinking trap is that it blocks communication.

  • True
  • False

Q3. The “Them” thinking trap is defined as believing:

  • Negative Events will impact all areas of your life and you have no control
  • Other people are better than you
  • Other people or circumstances are the sole cause of your setbacks and problems
  • Threats are looming and you don’t have the resources to cope with them

Q4. Real Time Resilience is a skill that helps you to challenge counterproductive thoughts in the heat of the moment.

  • True
  • False

Q5. Which of the following are strategies to create an effective Real Time Resilience Response:

  • Using evidence to prove the counterproductive thought is false
  • Re-framing the thought so that your thinking is more helpful to you in the moment
  • Developing a plan to feel more in control
  • All of the above

Q6. One strategy to develop an effective Real Time Resilience response is to use evidence to prove your thought false. A “sentence starter” that can help you to develop this response is:

  • “The worst thing that can happen is……”
  • “If x happens, I will y……”
  • “A more helpful way to see this is….”
  • “That’s not true because…….”

Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills Week 3 Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Module 3 Quiz

Q1. Anxiety is a counterproductive emotion.

  • True
  • False

Q2. Catastrophizing:

  • Helps you to take purposeful action
  • Wastes critical energy
  • Is helpful for contingency planning
  • Typically leads to guilt

Q3. Which of the following is NOT one of the styles of catastrophizing that was demonstrated:

  • Scattershot
  • Ping pong
  • Downward spiral
  • Circling

Q4. We demonstrated a cognitive skill to challenge catastrophic thinking. Identify the steps of this skill in the proper order:

  • Worst case, Action, Best case, Unlikely
  • Worst case, Best case, Probable, Action
  • Best case, Unlikely, Worst Case, Action
  • Action, Worst case, Best case, Likely

Q5. A mindfulness approach to anxiety involves actively challenging catastrophic thoughts in real time.

  • True
  • False

Q6. Which of the following are benefits of gratitude:

  • Stronger relationships
  • More humility
  • Better physical health
  • All of the above

Q7. Hunt the Good Stuff is a gratitude exercise. It involves identifying positive experiences in one’s life and/or finding benefits in a negative experience.

  • True
  • False

Q8. Negative emotions narrow our attention, but positive emotions broaden our attention.

  • True
  • False

Q9. Studies on positive emotion and resilience show that:

  • Individuals high on trait resilience experience fewer positive emotions in a stressful situation than those lower on trait resilience.
  • Individuals high on trait resilience experience fewer negative emotions in a stressful situation than those lower on trait resilience.
  • Individuals high on trait resilience experience the same amount of negative emotion in a stressful situation as those lower on trait resilience, but they also experience more positive emotion.

Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills Week 4 Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Module 4 Quiz

Q1. The VIA Survey of Character Strengths is comprised of Character Strengths that are valued across history and are specific to the United States.

  • True
  • False

Q2. When operating from a signature character strength:

  • You feel energized rather than exhausted
  • You feel authentic
  • The motivation comes from within
  • All of the above

Q3. Which of the following is the best example of the shadow side of honesty:

  • You tell someone their outfit is unflattering, even though they didn’t ask your opinion
  • You give feedback to your direct report highlighting the ways in which they can improve for the next project
  • You acknowledge your part in a work project where the goals were not met
  • None of the above

Q4. Using your Character Strength in a way that is not attuned to others is an example of a shadow side of the character strength.

  • True
  • False

Q5. Which of the following are benefits of active constructive responding in relationships?

  • Greater trust
  • Greater happiness
  • Fewer conflicts
  • All of the above

Q6. What is the best description of the “Conversation Killer” style of responding to good news?

  • Pays close attention to all of the potential problems with the good news
  • Brings up problems with the person’s good news
  • Distracted, understated support
  • Body language suggests you are paying attention, but words do not convey this message

Q7. Why is Active Constructive Responding referred to as “Joy Multiplier?”

  • The responder feels happier by the end of the conversation
  • The person who shares good news feels happier
  • Both the sharer and responder feel happier

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