Competitive Exams: Psychology MCQs (Practice-Test 26 of 68)

  1. Which one of the following statements regarding sleeper effect is correct?

    1. Sleeper effect is the retention of the message

    2. Sleeper effect is the retention of the credibility of the messenger and message both

    3. Temporary change of attitudes is called sleeper effect

    4. Sleeper-effect is mainly concerned with the credibility of the messenger

  2. Social perception biases can sometimes result in which of the following?

    1. Inaccurate perception

    2. Conflict between people and group

    3. Misunderstanding and other negative consequences

    4. Neurotic disorders

    5. Brain disorder

    Identify the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 3 and 4

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 3, 4 and 5

  3. The tendency to perceive positive outcomes as stemming from internal causes and negative outcomes as slemming from external causes is

    1. Self-handicapping

    2. Distinctiveness

    3. Self-serving bias

    4. Reactance

  4. Consider the following statements: The degree of impression management would depend upon

    1. the degree to which people believe that their public images are relevant to the attainment of desired goals.

    2. the more valuable goals for which their public impressions are relevant.

    3. the degree of discrepancy that exists between how they want to be perceived and how they believe other people currently perceived them.

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  5. Consider the following statements: The process of impression formation is facilitated by

    1. intellectual ability

    2. schema

    3. central traits

    4. mathematical averages of several attributes of members

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  6. An observer is shown a painting of rainbow and asked to describe his/her sensations of various colours or brightness. Which one of the following early schools of Psychology first employed such a technique?

    1. Behaviourism

    2. Functionalism

    3. Gestalt

    4. Structuralism

  7. Which of the following perspectives in psychology are concerned with the naturenurture debate?

    1. Psychodynamic

    2. Development

    3. Evolutionary

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1 and 3

  8. A sixteen year old school student who attempted suicide has to be treated by a

    1. Developmental Psychologist

    2. Clinical Psychologist

    3. Counseling Psychologist

    4. Educational Psychologist

  9. Prejudice against members of other communities can be reduced by

    1. Limiting direct inter group contact

    2. Increasing self awareness about prejudice

    3. Changing categories people are thought to belong to

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  10. Which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched?

      • Elimination of phobias
      • Behaviour therapy
      • Improving memory
      • Mnemonics
      • Effective problem-solving
      • Functional fixedness
      • Managing stress
      • Cognitive restructing
  11. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Type of Variable) List-II (Example)
    1. Continuous variable

    2. Artificially discrete variable

    3. Real discrete variable

    4. Qualitative variable

    1. Voice pitch

    2. Caste

    3. Intelligence

    4. Examination results in terms of pass and fail

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
  12. A psychological interviewed sixty respondents affected by Gujarat earthquake to study the effect of the earthquake on the respondents'attitude towards fate and destiny. This study can be best labeled as

    1. Ex post facto field study

    2. Attitude change experiment

    3. Field experiment

    4. Psychometric study

  13. Psychologists, following psychodynamic approach, believe that in clinical work, objectives tests are of little use because

    1. They are less reliable

    2. It is difficult to score them

    3. Subjects are not usually aware of the unconscious determinants of their behaviour

    4. It is difficult to interpret the results

  14. In a survey of students'behaviour, each student was asked to describe in brief (about hundred words) the most satisfying experience of his life. This item is an example of

    1. Fixed alternative item

    2. Scale item

    3. Objective test item

    4. Open-ended item

  15. Which one of the following statements about naturalistic observation is NOT correct?

    1. The behaviour observed is more likely to be spontaneous than behaviour in a laboratory set-up

    2. One trained observer is more advantageous than several trained observers

    3. It is a preferred method of data collection in ethological research

    4. Observer bias is one of the important problems associated with this method