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Psychology Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Psychology Quiz Set 39

1 Shyam does not like to be in family gatherings but his mother has asked him to attend it. He decides to tell a lie that he has examination on that day however he finds it very distasteful. Shyam is experiencing
1 Double avoidance conflict
2 Double approach conflict
3 Approach-avoidance conflict
4 Double approach-double avoidance conflict

Answer:Double avoidance conflict
2 Having seen or heard a stimulus once may facilitate our recognizing it on a latter occasion, even if we are not aware that this is happening. This phenomena is referred to as
1 Primacy effect
2 Recency effect
3 Practice effect
4 Priming effect

Answer:Priming effect
3 There are various kinds of cells in human body. Which one of thefollowing is not a neuron ?
1 Sensory
2 Glia
3 Inter
4 Motor

4 Individual differences in intelligence are due to
1 only genetic factors
2 only environmental factors
3 genetic and economic factors
4 many factors including genetic and environmental

Answer:many factors including genetic and environmental
5 Put the parts of the Brain in sequence, going from higher to lower level of brain

I. Metencephalon

II. Mesencephalon

III. Diancephalon

IV. Telencephalon

V. Myelencephalon


1 I, II, III, IV, V
2 II, IV, I, III, V
3 IV, III, II, I, V
4 III, II, I, V, IV

Answer:IV, III, II, I, V
6 Arrange the following layers of Retina in order of light travelling from environment to back of the eyeball :

I. Ganglion cells

II. Cone receptors

III.Horizontal cells

IV. Bipolar cells


1 I, II, III, IV
2 II, III, IV, I
3 IV, II, III, I
4 I, IV, III, II

Answer:I, IV, III, II
7 The resting potential of a Neuron is
1 – 95 mv
2 + 85 mv
3 – 70 mv
4 + 70 mv

Answer:– 70 mv
8 The chi-square, computed for a contingency table, was based on six degrees of freedom. If the contingency table had three rows, how many columns would it have ?
1 2
2 3
3 4
4 6

9 Given below are two statements, the first labelled as Assertion (A) and the second labelled as Reason (R). Indicate your answer using the codes given below : Assertion (A) : Test-Retest reliability of Psychometric tests is more of Psychometric tests is more than that of projective tests. Reason (R) : Trait approach presumes consistency of personality.


1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R)is the correct explanation of (A).
2 Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
3 Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R)is not the correct explanation of (A).
4 (A) is true, but (R) is false.

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)..
10 After the recent heavy catastrophic floods in a given state, a psychologist interviewed 120 participants to understand the psychological consequences of the event. This is an example of
1 Ex post facto field research
2 Field experiment
3 Controlled experiment
4 Psychometric research

Answer:Ex post facto field research
11 Given below are the three types psychological investigations :

(1) Field experiments,

(2) Laboratory experiments, and

(3) Ex post facto field studies. If the above investigations are arranged in descending order in terms of researcher’s ability to control secondary variance, the typical order would be

1 2, 1, 3
2 3, 1, 2
3 2, 3, 1
4 3, 2, 1

Answer:2, 1, 3
12 What is the correct sequence of events for hunger motivation ? Indicate your answer using the codes given below :

1. Energy level to its set point

2. A bout of eating

3. Presence of an energy deficit

4. Satiation

5. Hunger


1 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
2 3, 5, 2, 1, 4
3 2, 1, 3, 5, 4
4 5, 4, 3, 1, 2

Answer:3, 5, 2, 1, 4
13 Persons high in achievement motivation tend to prefer tasks that are _____.
1 very easy
2 extremely difficult
3 moderately difficult
4 all types of task

Answer:moderately difficult
14 A person rattles the box of dog’s biscuits before giving the biscuit to dog. As the person rattles the box the dog begins to salivate. Thus rattling of box is _____; and the salivation of dog is a kind of _______.
1 CS ; CR
2 CS ; UCR
3 UCS ; CR

Answer:CS ; CR
15 In operant conditioning a schedule of reinforcement that reinforces a response at unpredictable time intervals is the case of
1 Fixed – ratio schedule
2 Variable – ratio schedule
3 Fixed – interval schedule
4 Variable – interval schedule

Answer:Variable – interval schedule

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