Competitive Exams: Psychology MCQs (Practice-Test 4 of 68)

  1. Which one of the following is the correct order of levels of communication?

    1. Exploratory, conventional, confrontive, participative

    2. Conventional, confrontive, exploratory, participative

    3. Exploratory, participative, conventional, confrontive

    4. Conventional, exploratory participative, confrontive

  2. Consider the following elements:

    1. Divided attention

    2. Selective attention

    3. Distracted listening

    4. Dismissive listening

    The elements which exert greater influence over a listener's subjective assessment of the message include

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  3. Match List I (Process) with List II (End result) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Persuasive communication

    2. Barrier to communication

    3. Communication network

    4. Nonverbal communication

    1. Filtering

    2. Grapevine

    3. Political campaign

    4. Body language

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
  4. Distortion in communication can be minimized if the message is given using

    1. person's preferred representational system

    2. both verbal and nonverbal cues

    3. personal examples

    4. persuasive style of communication

  5. Match List I (Type of reaction shown) with List II (Defense mechanism) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Excluding unacceptable ideas or feelings from consciousness

    2. Continuing a kind of gratification after one has passed through the stage at which it was appropriate

    3. Developing conscious feelings and behaviour opposite to the unconscious, anxiety arousing ones

    4. Misperceiving threatening objects or events as harmless

    1. Denial

    2. Reaction formation

    3. Fixation

    4. Repression

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
  6. Clinical observations and experimental evidence in the study of stress indicate that the initiation, formation and severity of gastric ulcers is the result of increased

    1. serum prolactin in the blood

    2. adrenocortical secretions

    3. melatonin secretions

    4. catecholamine in the blood

  7. Consider the following systems:

    1. Nervous system

    2. Endocrine system

    3. Cardiovascular system

    4. Genito-urinary system

    Which of these are involved in coping with stress?

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 2 and 3

  8. Progressive relaxation technique to reduce stress involves

    1. meditation

    2. deep breathing

    3. muscular relaxation

    4. shavasana

  9. Consider the following statements: Stress is considerably reduced by interacting with others who are under the same stress and by discussing:

    1. personal feelings related to the stress

    2. topics unrelated to the stress

    3. coping strategies

    Which of the above statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  10. Scientific management principles were designed to

    1. optimize human relations

    2. optimize production efficiency

    3. enhance paying capacity of the industry

    4. optimize management processes

  11. Consider the following statements:

    1. Piaget arrived at the conclusion that every child has the built-in physiological and neurological mechanism for learning

    2. This mechanism can be exploited only partially to enhance learning experiences of children

    Which of these statement (s) Ware true?

    1. 1 alone

    2. 2 alone

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 or 2

  12. When workers identify with their supervisor, and do his biddings, the supervisor is said to be exercising

    1. coercive power

    2. legitimate power

    3. referent power

    4. expert power

  13. The tendency to evaluate the traits of a ratee on the basis of global impressions causes

    1. leniency error.

    2. sampling error

    3. central tendency error

    4. halo error

  14. Which one of the following statements is true about industrial morale?

    1. A company's morale may be low even though employees enjoy considerable pay satisfaction

    2. Workers go on strike when their morale is low

    3. Morale is an individual experience

    4. The two terms morale and job satisfaction can be used interchangeably

  15. Community psychology deals with

    1. conflicts and beliefs and values

    2. conflicts and child-rearing practices

    3. beliefs and values and child-rearing practices

    4. conflicts, beliefts and values and childrearing practices