Competitive Exams: Psychology MCQs (Practice-Test 32 of 68)

  1. According to Atkinson's theory, the tendency to approach success, does NOT include:

    1. Level of aspiration

    2. Motive

    3. Perceived probability

    4. Incentive value

  2. Which one of the following statements regarding n-achievement is not correct?

    1. High n-achievement people do not like feedback on how they are doing

    2. High n-achievement people prefer to work moderately challenging tasks

    3. Many high n-achievement women do not show the achievement behaviour characteristic of men

    4. High n-achievement people tend to be persistent in working on tasks they perceive as career-related or reflecting their intelligence

  3. An emotional reaction showing a deceleration of the heart rate and an increase in the skin conductance, is known as

    1. Directional fractionation

    2. Counter deceleration

    3. Counter reaction

    4. Directional reaction

  4. The hormone that constricts peripheral blood vessel and thus raises the blood pressure during emotions is

    1. Epinephrine

    2. Nor epinephrine

    3. Thyroxin

    4. ACTH

  5. According to Schachter and Singer, emotional experience involves the interaction of

    1. Cognitive social and affective factors

    2. Physiological and affective factors

    3. Cognitive social and physiological factors

    4. Cognitive and environmental factors

  6. Match List-I (Main features of the theory) with List-II (Authors) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Felt emotions occur after bodily changes

    2. Bodily reaction and felt emotions are independent

    3. Emotions result due to interpretation of arousal

    4. Primary emotions can be arranged to bring out relationships among emotions

    1. Plutchik

    2. Schachter Singer

    3. James Lange

    4. Cannon Bard

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  7. Physiognomy is method of judging personality by the study of

    1. Size and shape of the skull

    2. Facial expressions

    3. Gestures

    4. Non-verbal communication

  8. When we study behaviour in terms of general principles across a large number of subjects, we are basically using the

    1. Nomothetic approach

    2. Morphogenic approach

    3. Idiographic approach

    4. Structural approach

  9. Which one of the following statements about source trait is correct?

    1. They appear to be influenced by genetic endowment

    2. They describe superficial attributes

    3. They refer only to temperamental characteristics

    4. They were discovered by Eysenck

  10. Which one of the following factors is NOT included in the ‘Big Five’ dimensions of personality?

    1. Extraversion

    2. Neuroticism

    3. Agreebleness

    4. Intelligence

  11. An adolescent boy's early sexual conflicts typically center around

    1. Homosexual relations

    2. Petting

    3. Masturbation

    4. Heterosexual relations

  12. Identify crisis does NOT refer to:

    1. Immature self

    2. Historical discontinuity

    3. Transference

    4. Loss of sense of ‘being’ in self

  13. A response style or bias in which there is a tendency to agree with test items regardless of their contents is called

    1. Halo effect

    2. Central tendency effect

    3. Social desirability effect

    4. Acquiescence effect

  14. The secret of coping with stress to be willing to modify our constructs to fit into the new situations. This statements is attributed to

    1. Carl Rogers

    2. Sandra Scarr

    3. Hans Eysenck

    4. George Kelly

  15. Which one of the following is NOT the characteristic of Type-A personality?

    1. Excessive compulsion for time keeping

    2. Meticulous analysis of problems

    3. Sleeplessness

    4. Always in a hurry