Competitive Exams: Psychology MCQs (Practice-Test 3 of 68)

  1. Match List I (Psychologists) with List II (Tests) and select the correct answer:

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    1. R. Cattell

    2. Hathaway

    3. Costa and McRae

    4. Murray

    1. MMPI

    2. Big five

    3. 16 PF

    4. TAT

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  2. Consider the following statements: Prediction of behaviour on the basis of attitudes depends upon

    1. specificity of attitude

    2. nature of the group

    3. direct experience

    4. attitude relevance

    Which of the above statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  3. Match List I (Concepts) with list II (Authors) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Deindividuation

    2. Machiavellianism

    3. Intolerance of ambiguity

    4. Acquired behavioural dispositions

    1. D T Campbell

    2. Milton Rokeach

    3. Zimbardo

    4. Richard Christie and Florence Geis

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  4. In investigations of the risky-shift phenomenon, it is found that

    1. subjects will change their minds if they believe that the experimenter wants them to change

    2. subjects do not generally like to take risks when observers are present

    3. groups are more conservative than individuals

    4. individuals are more conservative than groups

  5. When there is enhancement in performance due to the presence of others, it is termed as

    1. reciprocity

    2. social facilitation

    3. social exchange

    4. social influence

  6. Sheriff's method of promoting positive inter-group attitude involves

    1. instituting super ordinate goal

    2. arranging contacts

    3. providing information

    4. inducing competition between groups

  7. Match List I (Statements) with List II (Authors) arid select the correct answer:

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    1. Culture is to society what memory is to individuals

    2. Culture emerge in different ecologies and are shaped in such a way that people can solve successfully the problem of existence

    3. Schedules of reinforcement that people experience in social settings result in unique ways of perceiving social environment

    4. Behaviour is shaped by its consequence

    1. Triandis

    2. Kluckhohn

    3. Berry

    4. Skinner

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  8. The process of influencing a person to change his attitude is

    1. modelling

    2. reasoning

    3. critical analysis

    4. persuasion

  9. Which one of the following illustrates identification as a process of social influence affecting attitude change?

    1. A subordinate does not express his displeasure over the negative comment made on him by the boss

    2. A typical army life-style adopted by an army officer

    3. Adolescents changing their preferences after persuasive communication

    4. A daughter adopting her mothers attitudes

  10. An internal state that results when individuals notice inconsistency between two or more of their own attitudes, or between their attitudes and behaviour is known as

    1. cognitive disregard

    2. attitude conflict

    3. reactance

    4. cognitive dissonance

  11. In an experiment, the effect of self-esteem on persuasibility was investigated. The results are shown in the given figure: Which one of the following is the most appropriate conclusion that can be drawn from the figure?

    1. Message complexity has no effect on attitude change

    2. Self-esteem influences the degree of attitude change

    3. Self-esteem moderates the relationship between message complexity and attitude change

    4. Self-esteem does not moderate the relationship between message complexity arid attitude change

  12. In an experiment, Zajonc exposed Chinese characters to a set of subject's repeatedly to study the effects of repeated exposure on liking. Which one of the diagrams given below would correctly depict the result of his experiment (x-axis, frequency of exposure, y-axis, favorability of rating)?

  13. Which one of the following statements is not related to measurement of attitudes in the field settings?

    1. Research conducted in natural setting

    2. Occurrence of unpredictable events

    3. Social desirability issues in interpretation of data

    4. Observing behaviour to infer attitudes under controlled conditions

  14. The process through which one attempts to infer others motives, characteristics and intentions by observing their overt behaviour is known as

    1. modeling

    2. attribution

    3. social perception

    4. reactance

  15. Match List I (Type) with List II (Function) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Kinesics

    2. Micro kinesics

    3. Prekinesics

    4. Social kinesics

    1. Bodily motions

    2. Physiological aspects of bodily motions

    3. Meaning of bodily movements

    4. Bodily communication

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