Psychology Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Psychology Quiz Set 40

Questions
1 A person had a blue car that was in the shop more than it was out. Since then the person could not think of owning a blue or green coloured car. The person’s aversion even to green cars is an example of
1 Discrimination
2 Generalization
3 Latent learning
4 The overjustification effect

Answer:Generalization
2 Which of the following best describes the serial position curve ?
1 Greater accuracy of recall of words in the beginning of the list and in the middle of the list.
2 Greater accuracy of recall of words in the beginning of the list and gradual diminished accuracy by the end of the list.
3 Greater accuracy of recall of words in beginning and at end of the list.
4 Greater accuracy of recall of words in the middle and at the end of the list.

Answer:Greater accuracy of recall of words in beginning and at end of the list.
3 The degree to which construct system allows new information to enter that will allow construct system to change is called
1 Individual Corollary
2 Permeability
3 Loose construing
4 Constructive Alternativism

Answer:Permeability
4 Who among the following has developed a test for personality assessment where the subject has to choose between a pair of jokes ?
1 McCafe
2 McCall
3 J.M. Cattell
4 R.B. Cattell

Answer:R.B. Cattell
5 Who has emphasized the linguistic relativity hypothesis ?
1 Noam Chomsky
2 Jean Piaget
3 Steven Pinker
4 Whorf B.L.

Answer:Whorf B.L.
6 Telegraphic speech is typical of the______ stage.
1 Babbling
2 One-word
3 Two-word
4 Three-word

Answer:Two-word
7 The sentence “Blue Jeans wear false smiles” has correct _____ but incorrect _______.
1 Morphemes; phonemes
2 Phonemes; morphemes
3 Semantics ; syntax
4 Syntax ; semantics

Answer:Syntax ; semantics
8 Three types of feature detector cells are
1 Simple cells, Glial cells, T-cells
2 Simple cells, Complex cells, Glial cells
3 Sensory cells, Hyper complex cells, T-cells
4 Simple cells, Complex cells, Hyper complex cells

Answer:Simple cells, Complex cells, Hyper complex cells
9 Choose the odd one for pattern of sympathetic activation during emotions :
1 Increased heart rate
2 Pupil constriction
3 Lowered skin resistance
4 Increased breathing rate

Answer:Pupil constriction
10 Out of following who has not divided intelligence into two general components ?
1 Cattell J.M.
2 Jensen
3 Hebb
4 Thurstone

Answer:Thurstone
11 Number of different factors as specified by Spearman to explain the performance on some tests :
1 One ‘s’ factor and many ‘g’ factors.
2 Many ‘s’ factors and many ‘g’ factors.
3 One ‘s’ factor and one ‘g’ factor.
4 Many ‘s’ factors and one‘g’ factor.

Answer:Many ‘s’ factors and one‘g’ factor.
12 Which set of three approaches is more relevant to study the impact of Genetic factors on intelligence ?

1. Correlation between siblings

2. Correlation between identical twins reared apart.

3. Adopted child studies.

4. Correlation between parents and children.

5. Hunger

Codes:

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

Answer:1, 2 and 4
13 Researchers have found different ways in which an individual’s genotype shapes his or her environment. Which of the following is NOT one of them ?
1 The genotype has a passive effect on environment resulting from genetic similarity between parents and children.
2 The child’s genotype evokes particular kinds of reactions from social and physical environment.
3 The child’s genotype plays an active role in shaping the environment.
4 People with different genotypes are differentially sensitive or susceptible to their environment.

Answer:People with different genotypes are differentially sensitive or susceptible to their environment.
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
4 UCS ; UCR

Answer:CS ; CR
15 Out of the following who has not explained intelligence in terms of Psychometric Approach ?
1 Jensen
2 Cattell
3 Sternberg
4 Thurstone

Answer:Sternberg

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