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Psychology Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Psychology Quiz Set 51

1 Based on Eysenkian theory of personality, what is the correct sequence levels of personality from bottom to top ?

1. Habit level

2. Trait level

3. Type level

4. S.R. level

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

Answer:4, 1, 2, 3
2 Speed and power tests cannot be differentiated on the basis of

I.Time limit

II. Verbal content

III. Non-verbal content

IV. Difficulty level


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

Answer:II and III
3 According to two factors of Retroactive Interference, RI is caused by two factors : One is unlearning of the first task during the time one is engaged in the second task. What is the second factor ?
1 Unlearning of the responses of second task.
2 Competition of the first task responses with the second task responses that inhibits the recall responses of the first task at the time of recall.
3 Inability to recall responses from first task.
4 Decaying of memory-traces of responses of first task.

Answer:Competition of the first task responses with the second task responses that inhibits the recall responses of the first task at the time of recall.
4 One of the difficulty with the survey method is
1 inability to examine changes over time.
2 that subjects may give dishonest or inaccurate responses.
3 the relatively small number of subjects used.
4 the impossibility of getting a representative sample.

Answer:that subjects may give dishonest or inaccurate responses.
5 A cell in a contingency table had an obtained frequency of 16 and an expected frequency of 25. What would be the contribution of this cell to the total chi-square value ?
1 3.24
2 5.06
3 9.00
4 81.00

6 Three A’s – Achievement, Affiliation and Aggression are reflected in
1 Emotion
2 Motivation
3 Ambition
4 Expectation

7 A fifth test was added to an established selection test battery of four tests. The old and new versions were correlated to an external criterion of job proficiency. The significant change in R2 was noted. This provided an evidence for
1 internal consistency of the fifth test with the earlier four tests.
2 construct validity of the fifth test.
3 reliability of the selection test battery of five tests
4 incremental validity of the fifth test.

Answer:incremental validity of the fifth test.
8 Which of the following scaling method/s has/have been proposed by L.L. Thurstone ?

1. Cumulative scale

2. Paired comparison method

3. Scale discrimination technique

4. Equal appearing intervals


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

Answer:2 and 4 only
9 The kind of brain cells involved in observational learning are known as
1 Glial cells
2 Myelin sheath
3 Mirror Neuron
4 Golgi body

Answer:Mirror Neuron
10 Given below are two statements : Assertion (A) and Reason(R). Indicate your answer with the help of codes given below :

Assertion (A) : Memory for autobiographical information and for life experiences is called autobiographical memory.

Reason (R) : It relates to the knowledge about where and when one is born, his/her educational history and places one lived in.

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).
11 Neural network model of memory suggests the following :

1. Interconnectedness of neural units.

2. Information is processed quickly.

3. Information in memory is not located in specific parts of brain.


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

Answer:1, 2 and 3
12 Which of the following strategies is classified as “problem-focused” rather than “emotion focused” ?
1 Engaging in cognitive reappraisal
2 Learning techniques of relaxation
3 Seeking social support
4 Engaging in physical exercise

Answer:Engaging in cognitive reappraisal
13 A person after seeing the different colours of water in the sea of Kanyakumari has written a poem. This may be due to
1 Heuristics
2 Imaginal thought
3 Motoric thought
4 Propositional thought

Answer:Propositional thought
14 One of the following types of love does not belong to Rollo May’s classification of love
1 Eros
2 Phila
3 Agape
4 Narcissism

15 A psychologist employed in the school, at the instruction of school authorities, administered an IQ test to the school children and displayed the scores on the notice board. This is an
1 ethically incorrect practice since it violates confidentiality.
2 ethically incorrect practice since it violates informed consent.
3 ethically correct practice in view of the transparent policies of the school.
4 ethically correct practice provided the IQ scores are not taken into consideration while giving grades.

Answer:ethically incorrect practice since it violates confidentiality.

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