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Daniel Goleman
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Fear arouses the body to fight or flight by doing what within the body?
(a) Causing respiration to decrease.
(b) Sending blood to the major muscles.
(c) Increasing awareness.
(d) Decreasing brain activity.

2. For what publication did Daniel Goleman write for twelve years, specializing in psychology and brain sciences?
(a) The Chicago Tribune.
(b) The Denver Post.
(c) The San Francisco Chronicle.
(d) The New York Times.

3. What researcher argues that the roots of morality come from empathy?
(a) Jerome Kagan.
(b) Robert Hare.
(c) Richard Davidson.
(d) Martin Hoffman.

4. Alexithymia refers to a state of deficiency in understanding, processing, or describing what?
(a) Thought.
(b) Relatedness.
(c) Emotions.
(d) Confidence.

5. Dr. Antonio Damasio works at the College of Medicine at what university?
(a) Harvard University.
(b) Pennsylvania State University.
(c) The University of Iowa.
(d) Rutgers University.

6. Daniel Goleman currently co-directs the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations at what university?
(a) The University of Washington.
(b) The University of Alabama.
(c) New York University.
(d) Rutgers University.

7. Decision making involves balancing the emotional and the what?
(a) Factual.
(b) Rational.
(c) Verbal.
(d) Scientific.

8. Psychologists Peter Salovey and John Mayer define emotional intelligence into five categories. What is the third category?
(a) Knowing one’s emotions.
(b) Motivating one's self.
(c) Managing emotions.
(d) Handling relationships.

9. Empathy is learned in infancy through what process?
(a) Instant gratification.
(b) Motor mimicry.
(c) Crying.
(d) Immediate response.

10. What component of the brain remembers facts and context?
(a) The neocortex.
(b) The olfactory lobe.
(c) The amygdala.
(d) The hippocampus.

11. Researcher Paul Ekman names three kinds of display rules in Part Two: Chapter 8, “The Social Arts.” What is the third?
(a) Exaggerating.
(b) Substituting.
(c) Inventing.
(d) Minimizing.

12. What release is a crucial component of the fight-or-flight response of the sympathetic nervous system?
(a) Oxygen.
(b) Adrenaline.
(c) Carbohydrate.
(d) Carbon Dioxide.

13. Psychologist C. R. Snyder studied students’ grades in relation to their level of what?
(a) Time spent watching television.
(b) Community involvement.
(c) Hope of success.
(d) Family wealth.

14. What prison psychologist states that some psychopaths can learn empathy by playing the role of their victims and by hearing and reading the statements of their victims?
(a) Richard Davidson.
(b) Peter Salovey.
(c) Ted Huston.
(d) William Pithers.

15. Dolf Zillmann gives two methods for diffusing anger. What is the first?
(a) Release the anger in a constructive manner.
(b) Remove yourself from the setting that triggers the anger.
(c) Challenge the angry thoughts before taking action.
(d) Find someone to council you about the anger.

Short Answer Questions

1. About how many years ago did mammals develop a neocortex?

2. In 1916, at Stanford University, what psychologist released a revised examination which became known as the "Stanford–Binet test"?

3. Walter Mischel’s test in the 1960s measured what?

4. Charisma combines four separate interpersonal intelligence components. What is the fourth?

5. What name refers to the groups of nuclei in the limbic system which store emotional memory assigning meaning to feelings?

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