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Nursing Theory Quiz - 7
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1. General Systems Theory was first proposed by:

A. Ludwig von Bertalanffy

B. Kurt Lewin

C. Melanie Klein

D. Margaret Mahler

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2. Who is a proponent of object relations theory?

A. Abraham Maslaw

B. Jean Piaget

C. Erik Erikson

D. Melanie Klein

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3. Which of the following concept is NOT related to Freud's psychoanalytic theory?

A. Phallic stage

B. Pleasure principle

C. Oedipus complex

D. Symbiosis and Separation

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4. Kohlberg's theory of moral development includes following stages, except:

A. Obedience and Punishment Orientation

B. Individualism and Exchange

C. Good Interpersonal Relationships

D. Maintaining the Social Order

E. Primary circular reactions

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5. The term used to describe the understanding of beliefs, desires, motivations, and emotions as mental states that are ascribed to one’s self and others: (Tasman 3rd, P 139; 2008)

A. Theory of mind

B. Attribution theory

C. Self-verification theory

D. Self-evaluation maintenance theory

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6. Which theory explains depression as a process of “turning aggression inward?”

A. Beck's cognitive model

B. Freud's Psychoanalyric model

C. Interpersonal model

D. Engel’s biopsychosocial theory

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7. Which theory explains how exposure to trauma that is impossible to avoid may lead to apathy, passivity, and a conviction that escaping future traumatic events is also impossible?

A. Attribution theory

B. Bowlby's attachment theory

C. Information processing theory

D. Seligman’s theory of learned helplessness

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8. Nursing is defined as “action which assist individuals, families and groups to maintain a maximum level of wellness, and the primary aim is stability of the patient/client system, through nursing interventions to reduce stressors.’

This definition is given by:

A. Orem

B. Peplau

C. Neuman

D. Rogers

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9. According to Piaget, the term used to describe the awareness that objects continue to exist even when they are no longer visible:

A. Oedipal complex

B. Object permanence

C. Theory of mind

D. Inferior complex

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10. During cognitive development, object permanence is a characteristic feature of:

A. Sensory-motor stage

B. Preoperational stage

C. Concrete operational stage

D. Formal operational stage

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1. A
2. D
3. D
4. E
5. A
6. B
7. D
8. C
9. B
10. A


  1. Alligood M R, Tomey A M. Nursing Theory: Utilization &Application .3rd ed. Missouri: Elsevier Mosby Publications; 2002.

  2. Tomey AM, Alligood. MR. Nursing theorists and their work. (5th ed.). Mosby, Philadelphia, 2002

  3.  George JB .Nursing Theories: The Base for Professional Nursing Practice .5th ed. New Jersey :Prentice Hall;2002.

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