Competitive Exams: Psychology MCQs (Practice-Test 60 of 68)

    • Assertion (A): A 40-year old man may have the same IQ as that of a 20-year old.
    • Reason (R): The 40-year old man could have been somewhat retarded to start with:
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): MMPI users generally focus upon the pattern of the profile.
    • Reason (R): The largest component of

    MMPI subscales is an elevation component related to the tendency to endorse pathological or undesirable content.

    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Physiological measures of attitudes despite having great reliability are not popular.
    • Reason (R): They provide only the measurement of affect, but not its direction.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): As the number of hierarchical levels in the organization increases, the potential for communication distortion also becomes greater.
    • Reason (R): As vertical levels increase in the organization's hierarchy, an open channel communication network is employed.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Stress helps only upto a certain point enhancement of performance.
    • Reason (R): Like all other arousal phenomena, stress reactions do not have an inverted ‘U’ shaped distribution.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  1. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

      • John Watson
      • Structuralism
      • John S
      • Mill-Associationism
      • Neisser
      • Cognitive

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2, and 3

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1 and 3

  2. Match List-I (Area) with List-II (Pioneer) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Social psychology

    2. Industrial psychology

    3. Comparative psychology

    4. Differential psychology

    1. Francis Galton

    2. William McDougall

    3. Hugo Munsterberg

    4. E L Thorndike

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
  3. Consider the following statements: The concept of behaviour in psychological studies includes

    1. observable movements.

    2. verbal behaviours.

    3. Physiological activities

    Of these statements

    1. 1 and 2 are correct

    2. 2 and 3 are correct

    3. 1 and 3 are correct

    4. 1, 2 and 3 are correct

  4. In an experiment, if the subjects are randomly assigned to different conditions, then the measures are correlated by using

    1. ANOVA

    2. ANCOVA

    3. DFA

    4. X2 test

  5. If a cross-cultural psychologist wants to study how mothers of Gond tribe deal with the aggressive responses of their children, the most appropriate method for his study would be

    1. Field experiment

    2. Controlled observation

    3. Naturalistic observation

    4. Projective technique

  6. Match List-I (Nature of variance) with List-II (Source of variance) and select the correct answers using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Systematic variance

    2. Error variance

    3. Extraneous variance

    1. Methodological artifacts

    2. Effect of I. V.

    3. Uncontrolled factors

    • A
    • B
    • C
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
  7. Distribution of achievement scores of students in two different colleges is shown in the following figure: (x-axis: Achievement score; y-axis: Number of students receiving that score) Which of the following conclusions can be drawn from this figure?

    1. The distribution of college B is more skewed the that of college A.

    2. The mode of the distribution of college B is greater than that of college A.

    3. The variance of the distribution of college B is greater than that of college A

    4. The distribution of college A is more leptokurtic than that of college B.

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 3, and 4

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  8. In an experiment, pairs of identical twins who had been reared apart were studied. The members of the pairs were found to differ in terms of extraversion as measured by a standard test. This difference may be due to the

    1. erroneous methodolo

    2. variation in heredity

    3. variation in the nature of the trait measured

    4. variation in environment

  9. Consider the following statements: A genotype

    1. is what makes the individual genetically unique

    2. alone determines the phenotype

    3. along with the environment produces the phenotype.

    Of these statements:

    1. 3 alone is correct

    2. 2 alone is correct

    3. 1 and 2 are correct

    4. 1 and 3 are correct

  10. The main difference between the roles of heredity and environment is that

    1. environment sets the limits for what a person behavior can be while heredity can ascertain its position within the said limits

    2. heredity sets the limits for what a person's behavior can be, while environment determines where within those urn its the person's behaviour actually will be

    3. environment exerts no influence on acquired characteristics of a person, while heredity fully exerts control for developing them

    4. heredity carries very limited behavioural characterstics while environment provides all the essential elements of a person's behaviour.