68 Fill in the Blank(s)


  1. According to Freud, the ________ stage is when children experience sexual desire for the opposite-sex parent.
  2. The idea that it is possible to assess personality from facial characteristics is known as ________.
  3. Cattell used factor analysis to identify more important or ______ traits and less important or ________ traits.
  4. ________ is a defence mechanism in which unacceptable sexual or aggressive desires are channeled into acceptable activities.
  5. At the peak of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is the need for ________-________.
  6. Chromosomes are made up of strands of ________.
  7. Adler argued that children who are either overly nurtured or overly neglected by their parents may develop an ________ ________.
  8. The big 5 are: openness to experience, neuroticism, extraversion ________ and ________.
  9. The Rorschach Inkblot Test is an example of a ________ measure.
  10. According to Freud the id is driven by the ________ principle.


  1. phallic
  2. physiognomy
  3. source, surface
  4. sublimation
  5. self-actualization
  6. DNA  …… deoxyribonucleic acid is obviously an acceptable answer as well!
  7. inferiority complex
  8. conscientiousness, agreeableness
  9. projective
  10. pleasure


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