Psychology Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Psychology Quiz Set 50

Questions
1 Read each of the following two statements-Assertion (A) and Reason (R) and indicate your answer using the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : In Ponzo illusion and Muller-Lyer illusion, linear perspective is misapplied to the display.

Reason (R) : According to Gregory perception is only a function of stimulus characteristics.

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

Answer:(A) is true and (R) is false.
2 Which of the following is not one of the Big Five personality factors ?
1 Submissiveness
2 Agreeableness
3 Extroversion
4 Openness to experience

Answer:Submissiveness
3 Read the following two statements Assertion (A) and Reason (R) and indicate your answer using the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : The level of arousal for optimal performance varies for different tasks.

Reason (R) : Too little arousal can be non-motivating, too high arousal can be disruptive.

Codes:

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

Answer:Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
4 A slow graded electrical potential produced by a receptor cell in response to a physical stimulus is
1 Receptor potential
2 Generator potential
3 Transduction
4 Arousal

Answer:Receptor potential
5 This area contains ‘Somoto Sensory Cortex’
1 Parietal lobe
2 Frontal lobe
3 Temporal lobe
4 Occipital lobe

Answer:Parietal lobe
6 Give the correct sequence of the location of following glands in human body from top to bottom
1 Thyroid – Adrenal – Pancreas –Pituitary
2 Thyroid – Pancreas – Pituitary– Adrenal
3 Pituitary – Adrenal – Thyroid –Pancreas
4 Pituitary – Thyroid – Adrenal –Pancreas

Answer: Pituitary – Thyroid – Adrenal –Pancreas
7 A complex behaviour that is rigidly patterned throughout a species and is unlearned is called
1 Imprinting
2 Instinct
3 Emotion
4 Feeling

Answer:Instinct
8 Our tendency to perceive objects as unchanging despite changes in sensory input is an illustration of
1 Figure-Ground relationship
2 Perceptual constancy
3 Binocular cues
4 Linear perspective

Answer:Perceptual constancy
9 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : As compared to other methods of psychological research, experimental method is usually considered to be best suited for studying cause and effect relationship.

Reason (R) : Secondary variance is more efficiently controlled in experimental method.

In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following conclusion is correct ?

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 explanation of (A).
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false.
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true.

Answer:Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
10 Consider the following three types of psychological researches :

1. Field experiment

2. Laboratory experiment

3. Ex post facto study

Arrange these typical investigations in descending order in terms of the researcher’s ability to control secondary variance.
1 3, 1, 2
2 2, 1, 3
3 3, 2, 1
4 1, 2, 3

Answer:2, 1, 3
11 What is the correct sequence of development of the following personality tests :

1. Maudsley Personality Inventory

2. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2

3. Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory

4. NEO PI-3

Codes:

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

Answer:1, 3, 2, 4
12 Perceiving one thing in relation to another when both are presented simultaneously is called
1 Simultaneous perception
2 Figure-Ground perception
3 Consecutive perception
4 Successive perception

Answer:Figure-Ground perception
13 Verbal behaviour that is reinforced when someone else’s verbal response is repeated verbation is called
1 Autoclitic behaviour
2 Echoic behaviour
3 Reinforced behaviour
4 Operant behaviour

Answer:Echoic behaviour
14 Which of the following are essential to Spearman’s methodology of theory development ?

I. Tetral equation

II. Tetral difference

III. Specific factor

IV. Neurological basis of intelligence

Codes:

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

Answer:I, II and III
15 Dissociable sub-systems operate simultaneously in each hemisphere and help us recognize similarity at one level and differences at another level in the perceived pattern. This system consists of

1. Top-down processing system

2. Abstract category sub-system

3. Bottom-up processing system

4. Specific-exemplar sub-system

Codes:

1 1 and 2 only
2 3 and 4 only
3 2 and 4 only
4 1 and 4 only

Answer:2 and 4 only

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