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Psychology Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Psychology Quiz Set 56

Questions
1 As we enter a movie theatre from bright light the visual sensitivity increases and within 5-10 minutes we are able to see under low levels of illumination. This is due to
1 Visual acuity
2 Dark adaptation
3 Saturation
4 Transduction

Answer:Dark adaptation
2 Which of the following internal conditions determine perceptual process ?

1. Intelligence

2. Emotion

3. Motivation

4. Information

Codes:

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

Answer:2 and 3 only
3 Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale has eleven subtests out of which
1 five are verbal and six are performance.
2 six are verbal and five are performance.
3 seven are verbal and four are performance.
4 four are verbal and seven are performance.

Answer:six are verbal and five are performance.
4 What is the correct sequence of memory processes ? Indicate your answer using the codes given below :

1. Encoding

2. Storage

3. Attention

4. Retrieval

Codes:

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

Answer:3, 1, 2, 4
5 Read the following two statements, Assertion (A) and Reason (R) and indicate your answer using the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : Biderman’s ‘recognition by components’ theory states that objects can be thought of as being composed of basic building blocks called Geons.

Reason (R) : The relationship between features and geons does not exist. Geons are not composed of features such as edges, corners etc.

Codes:

1 (A) and (R) are false.
2 (A) is false, but (R) is true.
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:(A) is true, but (R) is false.
6 Read each of the following two statements – Assertion (A) and Reason (R) and indicate your answer using the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : People just coldly store and retrieve bits of data.

Reason (R) : Psychologists recognize that people reconstruct their own version of the past.

Codes:

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

Answer:(A) is false, but (R) is true.
7 Ventromedial nucleus, a central area on the underside of the hypothalamus, lead to

Codes:

1 Excessive eating
2 Stop-eating
3 Stop sex
4 Excessive obesity

Answer: Stop-eating
8 Read each of the following two statements : Assertion (A) and Reason (R) and indicate your answer using the codes below :

Assertion (A) : According to interference theory of forgetting, forgetting is caused due to the intervening task which occurs between original task and its recall.

Reason (R) : The intervening task weaken the memory trace.

Codes:

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 (A) is true, but (R) is false.
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true.

Answer:Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
9 A person, otherwise limited in mental ability, has amazing specific skills. This is because of
1 Academic under-achievement
2 Practical Intelligence
3 Academic over-achievement
4 Savant Syndrome

Answer:Savant Syndrome
10 A man borrows money and forgets to pay it back because paying back is painful. This is an example of
1 Repression
2 Reaction Formation
3 Regressia
4 Rationalization

Answer:Repression
11 Whenever daughter performs well in her studies she receives a chocolate from parents but her brother is given a chocolate only when he gets the highest marks in the class. This is a paradigm of
1 Positive and negative reinforcement.
2 Primary and secondary reinforcement.
3 Continuous and secondary reinforcement.
4 Continuous and partial reinforcement.

Answer:Continuous and partial reinforcement.
12 The location of the optic nerve exit point from the retina of the eye is called as
1 Bipolar cell
2 Fovea
3 Blind spot
4 Cone

Answer:Blind spot
13 For an intelligence test, while computing item-remainder correlations for item analysis, we compute
1 Phi-coefficient
2 Spearman rho
3 Tetrachoric correlation
4 Point-biserial correlation

Answer:Point-biserial correlation
14 Which of the following personality psychologist does not fall in the group of humanistic approaches of personality ?
1 Carl Rogers
2 Rollo May
3 Martin Saligman
4 Abraham Maslow

Answer:Martin Saligman
15 A subject has a T score (Mean = 50; SD = 10) of 40 on an abstract reasoning test. The corresponding percentile rank would be
1 16
2 34
3 40
4 84

Answer:16

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