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Psychology Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Psychology Quiz Set 65

Questions
1 Arrange different types of ‘Play’ in an increasing order of cognitive complexity :

1. Constructive

2. Dramatic

3. Functional

4. Games

Codes:

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

Answer:2 3 1 4
2 Some people believe that certain objects bring luck and help them in being successful. Such superstitions may be the result of :
1 insight
2 aprogramof behaviour modification
3 autoshaping
4 token economy systems

Answer:autoshaping
3 Assertion (A) : Fear or stress prior to surgery has been associated with slower post surgical recovery, including delays in wound healing.

Reason (R) : Psychological factors can influence physical illness.

1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
2 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R)isnotthecorrect explanation of (A).
3 (A) is true but (R) is false.
4 Both (A) and (R) are false.

Answer:Both (A) and (R) are true and (R)isnotthecorrect explanation of (A).
4 The way in which a child’s efforts to master a new or challenging task is supportedinaflexibleand contingent way by teachers, parents or more competent persons is called
1 Scaffolding
2 Social influence
3 Social mediation
4 Social referencing

Answer:Scaffolding
5 Choose the right sequence for stages of a sleep bout.
1 II III IV REM
2 III II REM II
3 REM II III I
4 I II III REM

Answer:III II REM II
6 Child using whole arm movement in writing before he uses his fingers in holding a pen or pencil is indicative of
1 Proximo – Distal Principle
2 Cephalo – Caudal Principle
3 Specific movement
4 Neural control

Answer:Proximo – Distal Principle
7 Principle stating that a more preferred activity can be used to reinforce a less preferred activity is referred to as :
1 Trace conditioning
2 Hull’s principle
3 Principle of stimulus generalization
4 Premack principle

Answer:Premack principle
8 According to Atkinson and Shiffrin model of human memory which of the following sequence of events is correct ?
1 attention – sensory memory –short term memory – long term memory – elaborative rehearsal.
2 sensory memory – attention –short term memory – elaborative rehearsal – long term memory
3 attention – short term memory – sensory memory – elaborative rehearsal – long term memory
4 sensory memory – short term memory – attention – long term memory – elaborative rehearsal.

Answer:sensory memory – attention –short term memory – elaborative rehearsal – long term memory
9 Attribution, the process by which we determine the causes behind other’s behaviour, involves focusing on which aspects of behaviour ?
1 consensus, distinctiveness and attraction
2 distinctiveness, consistency and influence
3 consensus, consistency and distinctiveness
4 distinctiveness, influence and attraction

Answer:consensus, consistency and distinctiveness
10 Deliberate application of known strategies to tasks, planning their use in advance, monitoring them in action, evaluating their output and modifying subsequent behaviour on the basis of performance is called.
1 Self regulated learning
2 Implicit learning
3 Deductive reasoning
4 Cognitive learning

Answer:Self regulated learning
11 At what level do we understand the complete meaning and sense of a language structure ?
1 Phonemes
2 Syntax
3 Prosodic contour
4 Morphemes

Answer:Prosodic contour
12 In terms of the percentage of common variance shared by the two variables, arrange the following co-relations in descending order :

1. 0.60

2. –0.50

3. –0.70

4. 0.40

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

Answer:3, 1, 2, 4
13 What do characterize Rapid Eye Movement sleep ?

1. Delta waves

2. Loss of muscle tone

3. Low voltage – high frequency waves

4. Higher cerebral activity

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

Answer:2, 3 and 4
14 Threshold hypothesis indicates :
1 positive correlation between intelligence and creativity upto a particular level of intelligence.
2 negative correlation between intelligence and creativity upto a particular level of intelligence.
3 curvilinear relationship between intelligence and creativity after a particular level of intelligence.
4 negative correlation between intelligence and creativity after a particular level of intelligence

Answer:positive correlation between intelligence and creativity upto a particular level of intelligence.
15 Which of the following illnesses caused by long term abuse of alcohol often involves profound retrograde amnesia ?
1 Alzheimer’s disease
2 Parkinson’s disease
3 Huntington’s disease
4 Korsakoff’s disease

Answer:Korsakoff’s disease

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