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Psychology Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Psychology Quiz Set 24

1 Which of the following is not the way we acquire concepts ?
1 Naturally acquired
2 By Discrimination Learning
3 Innate
4 By Definition

2 Visual cliff is a laboratory method for testing depth perception in :
1 Infants
2 Children
3 Adults
4 Old - age people

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3 The first attempt to both theorise and measure intelligence was made by :
1 J.M. Cattell
2 Galton
3 Binel
4 Spearman

4 A fifth test was added to an old established selection test battery of four tests. Two multiple correlations, one between a suitable external criterion and three tests of the old battery, and the other between the same criterion and four tests of the new battery were computed. The significant change is R2 would provide an evidence for the :
1 predictive validity of the old battery
2 incremental validity of the fifth test
3 predictive validity of the new battery
4 concurrent validity of the fifth test

Answer:incremental validity of the fifth test
5 Which of the following stages is called the period of problem solving behaviour ?
1 Secondary Circular Reaction
2 Reflex
3 Tertiary Reaction
4 Primary Circular Reaction

Answer:Tertiary Reaction
6 The rate of responding is found to be higher in the condition of :
1 Variable-internal schedule of reinforcement
2 Fixed-ratio schedule of reinforcement
3 Variable-ratio schedule of reinforcement
4 Both in (2) and (3)

Answer:Both in (2) and (3)
7 Read the following statements and indicate which are correct.

(a) Archetypes are themes that have existed in all cultures throughout history.

(b) Personal unconscious is the region next to the ego which consists of all the forgotten experiences that have lost their intensity

(c) Musculine Archetype in men is called animus.

(d) Persona is a compromise between demands of the environment and necessities of an individual.

1 (a), (b) and U(c)
2 (b), (c) andU (d)
3 (a), (b) and (d)
4 (a), (c) and (d)

Answer:(a), (b) and (d)
8 Trace the correct sequence of the following events for audition :

(a) synapses in primary auditory cortex

(b) synapse in superior olives

(c) synapse in the inferior colliculi

(d) synapse in the cochlear nuclei

(e) synapse in medial geniculate nucleus


1 (d) (b) (c) (e) and (a)
2 (d) (c) (b) (e) and (a)
3 (b) (c) (e) (d) and (a)
4 (c) (b) (e) (d) and (a)

Answer:(d) (b) (c) (e) and (a)
9 Our brains construct our perceptions because :

(a) Sensations are disassembled into information bits

(b) Neuro muscular cues from the greater inward turn when the eyes view a near object

(c) Brain reassembles information into its own functional model

(d) Perception is merely projecting the world onto our brain


1 (a) (b) (c)
2 (b) (c) (d)
3 (a) (c) (d)
4 (a) (b) (d)

Answer:(a) (c) (d)
10 Which of the following factors reduce the accuracy of eyewitness testimony ?

(a) suggestibility

(b) Source monitoring errors

(c) Interference

(d) Illusion of out group homogeneity


1 (1) (a) and (b)
2 (2) (a), (b) and (d)
3 (3) (a), (c) and (d)
4 (4) (b), (c) and (d)

Answer:(2) (a), (b) and (d)
11 Which of the following is an application of operant conditioning ?
1 Aversive conditioning
2 Behaviour modification
3 Systematic desensitization
4 Transfer of learning

Answer:Behaviour modification
12 The basic assumptions of Humanistic approach :

(a) People are naturally striving to be creative and happy.

(b) It is possible to specify an universal set of values that will provide people with moral anchor enabling them to decide what is right or wrong and good or bad.

(c) It believes in uniqueness of individuals and they should be trained to realise their inner potentials.

(d) All the innate potentials and growth mechanisms can be studied scientifically similar to natural success.


1 (a) and (b)
2 (b) and (c)
3 (b) and (d)
4 (c) and (d)

Answer:(a) and (b)
13 Deductive and inductive reasoning refers to :

(a) Universal to universal

(b) Universal to particular

(c) Particular to particular

(d) Particular to universal


1 (a), (b)
2 (c), (a)
3 (b), (d)
4 (d), (c)

Answer:(b), (d)
14 According to Wallas creative performance completes through following sequence :
1 Preparation ® Illumination ® Incubation ® Verification
2 Problem funding ® Problem Identification ® Incubation ® Insight
3 Problem identification ® Preparation ® Incubation ® Illumination
4 Preparation ® Incubation ® Illumination ® Verification

Answer:Preparation ® Incubation ® Illumination ® Verification
15 Pygmalion effect is :
1 Exceptional fall in the performance of a student as a result of teacher’s expectations
2 Exceptional progress made by a student as a result of teacher’s expectations
3 Exceptional fall in the performance of a student because of peer competition
4 Exceptional progress made by a student as a result of peer competition

Answer:Exceptional progress made by a student as a result of teacher’s expectations

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