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Week 5 Quiz >> The Science of Well-Being

Week 5 Quiz >> The Science of Well-Being

1. Which of the following statements aligns more with a growth mindset rather than a fixed mindset? (Check all that apply)
[SERIES CREDIT: The Simpsons. Fox, 1989-Present. Show created by Matt Groening.]

  • “No, I’m practically perfect in every way”
  • “I’ll work harder than ever before”
  • “Why bother?”
  • “We can better ourselves”
  • “Good, I’m learning”

2. Which of the following are features of flow (a mental state in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment)? (Check all that apply)

  • Your goals are challenging but attainable
  • You consider the activity intrinsically rewarding
  • You lose track of time passing
  • You lack awareness of physical needs

3. People with strong social ties are: (Check all that apply)

  • less vulnerable to premature death
  • more likely to cope better with serious illnesses
  • less likely to fall prey to stressful events
  • more likely to experience envy

4. True or False. Sharing an experience with another person, even if it’s a stranger and even without communicating, amplifies one’s experience.

  • True
  • False

5. True or False. Valuing time over money is associated with increased happiness.

  • True
  • False

6. You saw this week that money actually can buy happiness if spent the right ways. Based on what you learned in lecture, which of the two options below are more effective on average? (Check two options)

  • Spending money on awesome stuff
  • Spending money on experiences
  • Spending money on yourself
  • Spending money on others

7. Meditation is associated with the following benefits: (Check all that apply)

  • Increased grey matter in the brain
  • Increased positive emotions
  • Higher test scores
  • Increased social closeness and implicit likeness

8. In one study, those suffering from major depression had the highest rate of recovery in which of the conditions below:

  • Exercise
  • Medicine (antidepressants)
  • Exercise + Medicine
  • Results inconclusive

9. Did you do your rewirements this week? (Don’t worry, there is no wrong answer.)

  • Yes
  • No

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