Psychology Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Psychology Quiz Set 53

1 The procedure called ‘semantic priming’ is used to study which of the following phenomena ?
1 Signal detection ability
2 Field dependence – independence
3 Locus of control
4 Subliminal perception

Answer:Subliminal perception
2 Given below are two statements : Assertion (A) and Reason (R). Indicate your answer using following codes :

Assertion (A) : Ingratiation is a technique for gaining compliance from other person in which requester first introduces himself/herself to the target person as an authority and then asks to comply his/her order.

Reason (R) : Ingratiation induces liking in target person for requester and attempts to change target person’s behaviour in one’s favour


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:(A) is false, but (R) is true.
3 One of the following tests do not belong to self-concept instrumentation :
1 Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale
2 CoopersmithSelf-esteem Inventories
3 The Self-perception Inventory
4 Body-image Questionnaire

Answer:Body-image Questionnaire
4 Our expectancies, learning, past experiences and cultural factors play a critical role in shaping our perception. This is well explained by
1 Information processing approach
2 Bottom-upprocessing approach
3 Top-down processing approach
4 Hierarchical processing approach

Answer:Top-down processing approach
5 Which of the following is not correct about the two hemispheres of the brain ?
1 The two hemispheres of human brain are connected by a complex network of neurons called the corpus callosum.
2 The left hemisphere, in most people, is involved in verbal and analytic behaviour and is more dominant.
3 The right hemisphere, in most people, is more involved in non-verbal thinking such as spatial problem-solving and is less dominant.
4 The brain has two hemispheres in human being only.

Answer:The brain has two hemispheres in human being only.
6 Recent researches show that creativity is correlated with :

1. Intelligence

2. Psychoticism

3. Openness to experience

4. Agreeableness


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

Answer:1, 2 and 3
7 Which of the following theorists hold human nature ?

1. Erickson

2. Murray

3. Adler

4. Maslow


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

Answer:1 and 2
8 According to Piaget changes in schemes occur due to the following processes :

1. Organization

2. Circular reaction

3. Adaptation

4. Mental representation


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

Answer:1 and 3 only
9 Cognitive change occurs because of
1 Cognitive self regulation
2 Cognitive complexity
3 Cognitive conflict
4 Cognitive maturity

Answer:Cognitive conflict
10 Which components of creativity can be measured in the picture construction activity of Torrance Test of Creative Thinking ?

I. Elaboration

II. Fluency

III. Flexibility

IV. Originality

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

Answer:I and IV
11 The memory which contains factual information is called
1 Semantic memory
2 Declarative memory
3 Procedural memory
4 Episodic memory

Answer:Declarative memory
12 Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R). Indicate your answer using the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : Playing chess requires higher level of cognitive strategy.

Reason (R) : Winning any game needs ability and tricks.


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).
13 Which is the correct sequence of emergence of virtues ?
1 Hope, Willpower, Purpose, Competency
2 Willpower, Hope, Purpose, Competency
3 Purpose, Competency, Willpower, Hope
4 Competency, Willpower, Purpose, Hope

Answer:Hope, Willpower, Purpose, Competency
14 Which of the following are the negative symptoms of Schizophrenia ?

1. Hallucinations and Apathy

2. Asociality and Apathy

3. Anhedonia and Poverty of speech

4. Poverty of speech and Delusions.


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

Answer:2 and 3 only
15 A competent and well-performing female middle-level manager did not consider herself as suitable for the position of senior manager thinking that females are not suitable for such high positions. This is a typical example of
1 Glass-ceiling phenomenon
2 Gender discrimination
3 High motivation to avoid failure
4 High motivation to approach success

Answer:Glass-ceiling phenomenon

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