Competitive Exams: Psychology MCQs (Practice-Test 12 of 68)

  1. A psychological test can be considered as standard when one establishes its

    1. Reliability and variability

    2. Reliability and validity

    3. Validity, norm and variability

    4. Reliability, validity and norm

  2. A psychologist develops a new test of Numerical Ability. He correlates this test's scores of the students with the mark obtained by them in Mathematics in their examination held recently. The correlation is quite high. This indicates

    1. High interval consistency of the test

    2. High predictive validity of the test

    3. High test-retest reliability of the test

    4. High concurrent validity of the test

  3. Consider the following structures:

    1. Cell body

    2. Dendrite

    3. Microglia

    4. Axon which of these constitute the basic part of the neuron?

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. 1, 2 and 4

      3. 2, 3 and 4

      4. 1, 3 and 4

  4. As compared to the outside, the inside of a resting neuron is

    1. Slightly negative

    2. Largely negative

    3. Slightly positive

    4. Largely positive

  5. Match List-I (Brain functions) with List-II (Brain parts) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Control of body balance

    2. Maintaining of breathing and heart beat

    3. Coordination of the muscle movement

    4. Activation of the brain to produce arousal

    1. Pons

    2. Medulla

    3. Reticular formation

    4. Cerebellum

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
  6. Adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) is secreted by

    1. Anterior pituitary gland

    2. Posterior pituitary gland

    3. Adrenal gland

    4. Pineal gland

  7. A patient after being administered sodium amytal cannot recite the days of a week or letters of the alphabet. This kind of response occurs because

    1. The function of the brain stem is impaired

    2. The reticular activating system is disrupted

    3. The right hemisphere is anaesthetized

    4. The left hemisphere is anaesthetized

  8. A person suffered a head injury in a road accident several years ago. Since the accident, he is unable to form new memories. He can remember many things which he did before accident but he cannot remember what he said ten minutes ago. The part of brain which is most probably injured is

    1. Brain stem

    2. Hippocampus

    3. Spinal cord

    4. Reticular formation

  9. Split brain patients are the patients who have

    1. An injury to left hemisphere

    2. An injury to right hemisphere

    3. Undergone a prefrontal lobotomy

    4. Their corpus callosum cut

  10. An excess of dopamine in the limbic system is associated with

    1. Learning disability

    2. Parkinson's disease

    3. Schizophrenia

    4. Extreme aggression

  11. According to Eysenck's theory, in which of the following traits, the genetic factors explain maximum variation?

    1. Extraversion

    2. Intelligence

    3. Neuroticism

    4. Psychoticism

  12. Which of the following traits are non-sex linked traits?

    1. Sickle cell anaemia

    2. Cystic fibrosis

    3. Thalassemia

    4. Haemophilia select the correct answer using the codes given below:

      1. 2, 3 and 4

      2. 1, 3 and 4

      3. 1, 2 and 3

      4. 1, 2 and 4

  13. Adult development is less predictable than children development because the former is more closely related to

    1. Language and imitation

    2. Maturational and health factors

    3. Social and environmental factors

    4. Physiological factors

  14. Which one set of the following is the correct order for Piaget's stages of cognitive development?

    1. Preoperational, sensorimotor, concrete operational, formal operational

    2. Preoperational, sensorimotor, formal operational, concrete operational

    3. Sensorimotor, preoperational, formal operational concrete operational

    4. Sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational, formal operational

  15. According the critical-period hypothesis of language learning

    1. Complex linguistic skills can be learnt only after child-hood when sufficient physical masturation has occurred

    2. Adolescence and early youth is the best period for learning a foreign language

    3. There is an especially sensitive period in early life when language acquisition is easy

    4. Foreign language should not be taught till sufficient mastery over the mother tongue is attained