Psychology Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Psychology Quiz Set 10

Questions
1 Which of the following is true of the threshold hypothesis regarding intelligence creativity relationship ?
1 There is a ‘U’ type relationship between intelligence and creativity.
2 There is ‘inverted U’ type relationship between intelligence and creativity.
3 The relationship between the two is ‘ill-defined’ above a specific level of intelligence.
4 The relationship between the two is ill defined below a specific level of intelligence.

Answer:The relationship between the two is ‘ill-defined’ above a specific level of intelligence.
2 A study shows that children from poor families drew large circles to represent a coin than the children from rich families. This is an example of
1 Perceptual constancy
2 Perceptual distortion
3 Perceptual set
4 Perceptual adaptation

Answer:Perceptual set
3 People often cannot remember where they heard what they heard. Sometimes people think they saw things they did not see or heard things they did not hear. This is the case of
1 Bias
2 Misattribution
3 Suggestibility
4 Blocking

Answer:Misattribution
4 In Sternberg’s triarchic theory, the type of intelligence that involves the ability to think critically and analytically is called
1 componential intelligence
2 contextual intelligence
3 crystallized intelligence
4 experiential intelligence

Answer:componential intelligence
5 Who among the following has given Regression Argument to support racial differences in intelligence ?
1 H.J. Eysenck
2 M.W. Eysenck
3 Jensen
4 Burt and Vernon

Answer:Jensen
6 Creative thinking is a combination of flexibility in thinking and reorganization in understanding to produce _____ and _____.
1 new ideas; solutions
2 new ideas; conclusions
3 innovative ideas; conclusions
4 innovative ideas; solutions

Answer:innovative ideas; solutions
7 The fear of one’s own potential greatness and the ambivalent feelings toward greatness in others is called
1 Propium striving
2 Self-exonerating mechanism
3 Fluctuating asymmetry
4 Jonah-complex

Answer:Jonah-complex
8 The degree to which variations in environment can affect the development of individuals with the particular genotype is
1 Canalization
2 Co-dominance
3 Reaction range
4 Ritualization

Answer:Reaction range
9 Three groups of subjects were formed with random assignment. Group-I was tested under ‘No drug’ condition, Group-II was tested under ‘Low drug dosage’ condition, and GroupIII was tested under ‘High drug dosage’ condition. Each group was required to learn two lists, a list of CVC trigrams and a list of three-lettered meaningful words. The dependent variable was the number of items recalled after ten minutes after learning each list. This experiment employs
1 Randomized three group design
2 Randomized six group design
3 3 × 2 mixed factorial design
4 Randomized 3 × 2 factorial design

Answer:3 × 2 mixed factorial design
10 Which of the following sequence is correct in case of steps in a goal-setting program for students ?
1 Specify the objectives to be accomplished → Define goal difficulty → Specify the time span for assessment of performance → Discuss goal attainment strategies
2 Discuss goal attainment strategies → Define goal difficulty → Specify the objectives to be accomplished → Specify time span for assessment of performance.
3 Specify the time span for assessment of performance → Discuss goal attainment strategies → Specify the objectives to be accomplished → Define goal difficulty
4 Define goal difficulty → Discuss goal attainment strategies → Specify time span for assessment of performance → Specify the objectives to be accomplished.

Answer:Specify the objectives to be accomplished → Define goal difficulty → Specify the time span for assessment of performance → Discuss goal attainment strategies
11 The field of Industrial Psychology was created/developed by
1 F.B. Taylor
2 H. Munsterberg
3 Elton Mayo
4 H. Mintzberg

Answer:H. Munsterberg
12 A procedure that provides information to the learner in small steps, guarantees immediate feedback and allows the learner to determine the pace with which to complete the task. It is called
1 Auto shaping
2 Chaining
3 Programmed learning
4 Continuous contracting

Answer:Programmed learning
13 According to self-determination theory ______ and _____ form the basis for intrinsic motivation.
1 competence ; relatedness
2 competence ; autonomy
3 control ; autonomy
4 control ; competence

Answer:competence ; autonomy
14 A group of 25 subjects were tested on reaction time under three conditions – low stressful, moderately stressful, and highly stressful. The data were analysed by suitable ANOVA. What would be the degrees of freedom for ‘stressfulness × subjects’ interaction ?
1 2
2 3
3 24
4 48

Answer:48
15 An act, that helps or is designed to help others regardless of the helper’s motive is called :
1 Prosocial Behaviour
2 Altruism
3 Nurturance
4 Social obligation

Answer:Prosocial Behaviour

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