Competitive Exams: Psychology MCQs (Practice-Test 41 of 68)

  1. Suppose an individual tends to be solitary and lacks feelings for others. He is also likely to be insensitive, aggressive and hostile. If Eysenck's Personality Questionaire is administered to such an individual, which one of the following will he score high on?

    1. Extraversion

    2. Introversion

    3. Neuroticism

    4. Psychoticism

  2. Which one of the following is a major assessment method used by humanistic psychologists?

    1. Q-sort

    2. Self-report

    3. Projective

    4. Case study

  3. Which one of the following statements gives the best description of the term Cathexis?

    1. Psychic energy manifested by the life instinct

    2. The drive for ensuring the survival of the species

    3. An investment of psychic energy in an object or person

    4. The unconscious drive towards decay or destruction

  4. Which one of the following statements is correct? A relative lack of effect in interpersonal relationships; lack of concern with conventional morality and low ideological commitment are some of the characteristics of persons, who are

    1. High on need for achievement

    2. High on need for power

    3. Low on need for affiliation

    4. High on Machiavellism

  5. What is the correct sequence of the following in the development of personality?

    1. Ego identity versus Role confusion.

    2. Generativity versus Stagnation.

    3. Ego integrity versus Despair.

    4. Intimacy versus Isolation.

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 − 4 − 2 − 3

    2. 2 − 3 − 1 − 4

    3. 1 − 3 − 2 − 4

    4. 2 − 4 − 1 − 3

  6. Which one of the following psychosocial characteristic is developed after resolving the conflict created by trust and mistrust?

    1. Competency

    2. Hope

    3. Purpose

    4. Willpower

  7. An experimenter interested in understanding the behaviour of rhesus monkeys removes the amygdale from the limbic system. As a result of amygdalectomy the monkey would show an increase in which one of the following?

    1. Fear

    2. Aggression

    3. Anxiety

    4. Taming effect

  8. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Allport

    2. Adler

    3. Fromm

    4. Sullivan

    1. The self-system

    2. Productive orientation

    3. Functional fixedness

    4. Functional autonomy

    5. Fictional finalism

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  9. When motives become independent of their origin, what is the phenomenon known as?

    1. Self-actualization

    2. Maturation

    3. Functional autonomy

    4. Independence

  10. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Rokeach

    2. Osgood

    3. Chomsky

    4. Festinger

    1. Psycho linguistics

    2. Semantic differential

    3. Cognitive dissonance

    4. Dogmatism

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  11. Retroactive inhibition is must pronounced when the first and the second task has

    1. Stimulus similarity and response similarity

    2. Stimulus similarity and response dissimilarity

    3. Stimulus dissimilarity and response similarity

    4. Stimulus dissimilarity and response dissimilarity

  12. For any value of motivation for success except zero, what is the probability of success when tendency for success is maximal?

    1. 1.00

    2. 0.75

    3. 0.50

    4. 0.25

  13. Which one of the following statements is correct? Improvements in nutrition of the expectant mothers or improvements in obstetrical care can directly improve the child's

    1. General intelligence

    2. Fluid intelligence

    3. Crystallized intelligence

    4. Specific intelligence

  14. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Phenomenon) List-II (Explanation)
    1. Over-extension

    2. Under-extension

    3. Holophrastic

    4. Telegraphic speech

    1. The use of single word to represent whole phrase or sentence

    2. The tendency to apply a word to more objects or actions than it actually represents

    3. Speech marked by reliance on nouns and verbs, while omitting other parts of speech including articles and prepositions

    4. The tendency to apply a word to fewer object or action than it actually represents

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  15. Comparative psychologists conduct detailed study of animal behaviour in their natural settings. Activities are observed recorded and counted as they occur under the natural circumstances. In what form can this type of behavioural description be best presented?

    1. Ethogram

    2. Sociogram

    3. Scattergram

    4. Histogram