Competitive Exams: Psychology MCQs (Practice-Test 27 of 68)

  1. While using method of serial learning for an experiment relating to the effect of meaningfulness on the rate of learning, the rate of learning can be conceptualized as

    1. Dependent variable

    2. Independent variable

    3. Oranismic variable

    4. Stimulus variable

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 2

  2. A psychologist wants to find out whether persons with higher scores on Anxiety inventory also have higher rate of heart beats. The suitable research approach for this purpose is

    1. Clinical research

    2. Co-relational research

    3. Experimental research

    4. Interview research

  3. In a scatter plot (also called scatter diagram), the downward sloping pattern of dots from upper left to lower right has been observed. This suggests that the correlation between the variables under study is

    1. Positive

    2. Negative

    3. Zero

    4. Either positive or zero

  4. Consider the following statements in the context of scaling:

    1. Scores on ratio scale can be converted to scores on ordinal scale.

    2. Scores on interval scale can be converted to scores on ordinal scale.

    3. Scores on ordinal scale can be converted to scores on ratio scale.

    4. Scores on nominal scale can be converted to scores on ordinal scale.

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  5. An industrial psychologist developed a new test of job satisfaction and administered it on the two samples of industrial workers. The time gap between the testing of the two samples was two months. By analyzing the data, which type of reliability the psychologist can assess?

    1. Internal consistency

    2. Test-retest reliability

    3. Alternate-form reliability

    4. No reliability inference can be drawn

  6. A psychologist working in the field of guidance and counseling, developed a new test of mechanical reasoning and administered it to the students of First Year engineering immediately after they began their course. After half a year, he obtained their marks in the paper of Mechanical Engineering in the Semester I examination. The test scores in mechanical reasoning correlated 0.78 with the marks in Mechanical Engineering. This provides an evidence of

    1. Satisfactory parallel-form reliability

    2. Unsatisfactory concurrent validity

    3. Satisfactory concurrent validity

    4. Satisfactory predictive validity

  7. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Nerve Fibre) List-II (Functions)
    1. Afferent

    2. Efferent

    3. Para-sympathetic system

    4. Sympathetic system

    1. Carry messages away from the central nervous system

    2. Carry messages toward central nervous system

    3. Fibres leaving the central portion of spinal cord

    4. Fibres leaving the brain stem and sacral regions of spinal cord

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
  8. Endorphin is released in the nervous system in response to

    1. Pain

    2. Joy

    3. Smell

    4. Touch

  9. Consider the following statements: Adrenal insufficiency causes

    1. increased blood volume

    2. decreased plasma K level

    3. hyperglycaemia

    4. reduced excretion of 17 ketosteroids

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 2 and 3

  10. Which one of the following is correctly matched?

      • Cortex
      • Cognition
      • Amygdale
      • Vision
      • Optic lobe
      • Emotions
      • Frontal lobe
      • Hearing
  11. Which one of the following is NOT correctly matched?

      • Sensory aphasia
      • Damage in rear part of cortical speech area
      • Motor aphasia
      • Damage in forward part of cortical speech area
      • Preservation deficit
      • Damage in prefrontal cortical area
      • Split-brain syndrome
      • Damage in frontal cortical area
  12. Among unilateral focal brain damaged patients, certain kinds of behavioural impairment are noticed. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Symptom) List-II (Description)
    1. Agnosia

    2. Agraphia

    3. Apraxia

    4. Astereognosis

    1. Difficulty in writing language

    2. Difficulty in recognition of objects or forms by touch

    3. Disturbances of memory of movement

    4. Difficulty to recognize certain familiar objects

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
  13. Consider the following statements: Neuropsychological tests are useful in diagnose

    1. Left-hemisphere damage

    2. Right-hemisphere damage

    3. Organic brain disorder

    4. Functional disorders

    Which of these statements is/are correct

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 3 only

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  14. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched (Stages of development: Erickson)? (Age)

      • Identity-vs-role confusion
      • Adolescence
      • Intimacy-vs-isolation
      • Late childhood
      • Generality-vs-stagnation
      • Early childhood
      • Ego
      • Integrity
      • Vs
      • Despair Middle childhood
  15. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Psychological Phenomena) List-II (Stages of Development)
    1. Egocentrism

    2. Negativism

    3. Gang age

    4. Heightened emotionality

    1. Puberty

    2. Babyhood

    3. Early childhood

    4. Late childhood

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3