My mission is to brighten the light, warm the heart, and enhance the health of my clients, colleagues, and community.

Current Perspective Assessment

Ryan J. Hulbert, Ph.D.

How do you think, feel and behave? In this assesment, you'll get an overview of the major perspectives that have guided modern psychological research. Why do you act the way you do? Have you ever wondered why some people are the life of the party and others prefer to curl up with a good book? Or why you remember certain events but not others? People have studied the mind and how it works since the time of the ancient Greeks, but the scientific study of psychology only dates back to a little over a hundred years ago.



Below is a list of items that describe people. Select the best answer that represents your perception of how you see yourself for each question.

1. Feel grateful
Rarely True Sometimes True Often True Almost Always True

2. Feel resentful
Rarely True Sometimes True Often True Almost Always True

3. Feel clear minded
Rarely True Sometimes True Often True Almost Always True

4. Feel confused
Rarely True Sometimes True Often True Almost Always True

5. Feel contentment
Rarely True Sometimes True Often True Almost Always True

6. Feel overwhelmed
Rarely True Sometimes True Often True Almost Always True

7. Eager to be with people
Rarely True Sometimes True Often True Almost Always True

8. Avoid people
Rarely True Sometimes True Often True Almost Always True

9. Show sense of humor
Rarely True Sometimes True Often True Almost Always True

10. High degree of seriousness
Rarely True Sometimes True Often True Almost Always True

11. Feel confident
Rarely True Sometimes True Often True Almost Always True

12. Feel worry
Rarely True Sometimes True Often True Almost Always True

13. Feel enthusiasm
Rarely True Sometimes True Often True Almost Always True

14. Feel bored, restless
Rarely True Sometimes True Often True Almost Always True

15. Can take criticism well
Rarely True Sometimes True Often True Almost Always True

16. Hold grudges
Rarely True Sometimes True Often True Almost Always True

17. Feel compassion toward others
Rarely True Sometimes True Often True Almost Always True

18. Feel judgmental
Rarely True Sometimes True Often True Almost Always True

19. Feel hopeful
Rarely True Sometimes True Often True Almost Always True

20. Feel discouraged easily
Rarely True Sometimes True Often True Almost Always True

Click the Get Score button and see what range you fall in down below.

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Your Current Perspective Range
For students completing the Drivers' Ed For the Brain course, you can view Assesment and Quiz results in the upper right hand corner of your course outline (Under the "Results" Tab)

21 to 30+      Very Healthy
11 to 20        Healthy
1 to 10          Normal
-10 to 0         Low Normal
-20 to -11      Unhealthy
-30 or -21      Very Unhealthy




About The Author

Ryan J. Hulbert Ph.D.

Ryan J Hulbert, Ph.D., graduated from Brigham Young University, and received his doctorate in clinical/community psychology from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. In 1986, he completed a research fellowship at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium where his fascination with the role of time perspective in human functioning began.

Dr. Hulbert served as a staff psychologist and Director of Research at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute in Cherokee, Iowa between 1988 and 1993. He was the Chief Psychologist of BPA Behavioral Health for 8 years, and was the Clinical Services Administrator for the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections from 2001-2009. In 2010, he assisted with the initial program development for the Management & Training Corporation’s Correctional Alternative Placement Program (CAPP), in Idaho.

He is the author of several articles in professional journals, has presented numerous workshops, and is the author of the books, The Sun Is Always Shining, Drivers’ Ed for the Brain, and Growth Rings: Becoming the person you were meant to be.

He is the founder of EPIC Psychological Services, with “EPIC” being an acronym for “Empowering People in Communities.” His professional mission is to lighten the darkness, warm the hearts, and increase the agency of his clients, colleagues, and community. He views his strengths as compassion, creativity, and enthusiasm, in working with others to enhance health and reduce human suffering through increasingly effective, accessible, and cost effective methods.

He and his wife, Theresa, have 5 sons, 2 daughters, 4 daughters-in-law, 1 son-in-law, and a growing number of grandchildren.