Competitive Exams: Psychology MCQs (Practice-Test 53 of 68)

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

    List-I (Behaviour) List-II (Motive)
    1. Sleep

    2. Desire for mother's care

    3. Exploration and manipulation

    4. Psychopathology

    1. Stimulation

    2. Unconscious

    3. Novelty and curiosity

    4. Viscerogenic

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
  2. Manner in which people process information varies. Some people want an answer to the problem immediately and thus quickly seize upon the answer that satisfies them and freeze that answer. Which one of the following concepts pertains to the phenomenon?

    1. Primacy effect

    2. Need for cognition

    3. Need for control

    4. Need for closure

  3. Aggressive behaviour in both animals and humans has been attributed to low levels of which one of the following?

    1. Aldosterone

    2. Vasopressin

    3. Adreno cortico trophic hormone

    4. Serotonin

  4. Consider the following statements about the role of the amygdala in emotion:

    1. The amygdala is capable of responding to an alarming situation before the cortex does.

    2. Criminals with antisocial personality disorder show more activation in the amygdala during emotional processing than other criminals.

    3. The amygdala plays a role in the unconscious appraisal of emotionally relevant stimuli.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. l, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 3 only

    3. 2 and 3 only

    4. 1 and 2 only

  5. Which one of the following predominates in processing emotional information?

    1. Left cerebral hemisphere

    2. Posterial amygdala

    3. Anterior amygdala

    4. Right cerebral hemisphere

  6. Which is the correct sequence in which the following appear in Schachter and Singer's two-factor theory of emotion?

    1. Cognitive appraisal of stimulus

    2. Stimulus

    3. Subjective experience of emotion

    4. General physiological arousal

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    1. 1 − 2 − 3 − 4

    2. 2 − 1 − 4 − 3

    3. 3 − 2 − 1 − 4

    4. 2 − 4 − 1 − 3

  7. The dynamic traits-the ergs and sentiments are related to our attitudes through which one of the following?

    1. Learning

    2. Subsidiation

    3. Substitution

    4. Dynamic lattice

  8. The term ‘erg’ used by RB Cattell refers to which one of the following?

    1. A surface trait

    2. A source trait

    3. An environmental trait

    4. An innate drive or predisposition

  9. Roger's theory of personality belongs to which of the following perspectives?

    1. Existential perspective

    2. Phenomenological perspective

    3. Structural perspective

    4. Humanistic perspective

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 2 and 4

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  10. Which one of the following tests is a simple measure that is useful in differential diagnosis of perceptual disorders, organic brain damage, diagnosis of schizophrenia and depression?

    1. Draw a man test

    2. MMPI

    3. The Bender-Gestalt test

    4. WAIS

  11. Which one of the following directly addresses application of personality profiling in fitting a person to a vocation?

    1. Personality theory of Sigmund Freud

    2. Holland personality theory

    3. Roger's theory of self

    4. Maslow's theory of self-actualization

  12. Consider the following stages of the process of stress:

    1. Cognitive appraisals

    2. Emergence of a state of emotional disturbance

    3. A demanding or an adverse situation

    4. Start of adaptive or coping efforts

    Which one of the following is the correct sequence?

    1. 3 − 1 − 2 − 4

    2. 1 − 3 − 2 − 4

    3. 3 − 1 − 4 − 2

    4. 1 − 3 − 4 − 2

  13. Which one of the following perceptual illusions can be easily explained in terms of size constancy phenomena?

    1. Muller-Lyer illusion

    2. The Ponzo illusion

    3. The Sander Parallelogram

    4. The moon illusion

  14. Which one of the following is used for expressing perceptual constancies?

    1. Fechner's ratio

    2. Weber's ratio

    3. Brunswik ratio

    4. Constancy coefficient

  15. A hungry person tends to perceive the smell of a food substance much quicker than a satiated person. Which theory of perception may be used to explain this event?

    1. The New Look theory

    2. Probabilistic theory

    3. Sensory-tonic Field theory

    4. Psycho-physical theory