APA Online CE Quiz

No. 75

Title: Shame and Narcissism: Therapeutic Relevance of Conflicting Dimensions of Excessive Self-Esteem, Pride, and Pathological Vulnerable Self

1. Shame has been considered as:
A) A harmful result of inappropriate use of humor in the therapeutic setting.
B) An emotion lacking in an individual with narcissistic personality disorder.
C) The master emotion and the dysphoric affect underlying states of narcissism and vulnerability.
D) None of the above.

2. Shame is the source of which of the following inner states?
A) Depression, compulsive disorders, and narcissism.
B) Perfectionism, borderline conditions, and splitting of the self.
C) All of the above.
D) None of the above.

3. True or false: Research on achievement attributions has shown that individuals who blame poor performance on ability are more likely to feel guilt, whereas individuals who blame poor performance on effort are more likely to feel shame.
A) True
B) False

4. Shame that has been transformed through regulation into some other emotion, usually anger or hostility, is called:
A) Bypassed shame.
B) Transformational shame.
C) Adaptive shame.
D) Avoidance shame.

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