Competitive Exams: Psychology MCQs (Practice-Test 7 of 68)

  1. The table given below presents results obtained from an experiment relating to the effects of mood on information processing when persuasive message was low or high on relevance (Mean number of thoughts generated are given in the boxes). Which one of the following conclusions can be drawn from the above data?

    1. There is no effect of mood on information processing

    2. Positive mood leads to generation of more thoughts

    3. Neutral mood leads to generation of more thoughts

    4. Relevance of message interacts with mood to influence generation of thoughts

  2. Consider the following statements:

    1. We tend to remember information consistent with our moods than information inconsistent with them

    2. Negative and positive moods influence decision making process

    3. Positive moods can sometimes increase creativity

    4. Expectancies exert strong effects on emotional reactions.

    Which of the above statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  3. Consider the following physiological reactions:

    1. Irregular breathing pattern

    2. Increase in heart rate and blood pressure

    3. Increase in sweating

    4. Involuntary movements of skeletal muscles

    Physiological correlates of emotionality which get aroused when a person tells a lie or hides something include

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 1 and 2.

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  4. Positive emotional reactions are associated with

    1. greater activation of the left cerebral hemisphere

    2. the activation of hypothalamus

    3. the activation of autonomic nervour system only

    4. the activation of hindbrain

  5. Which one of the following reactions cannot be considered as an expression of emotions?

    1. Electrical conductance of the skin as measured through galvanic skin response

    2. Heart rate as measured through electrocardiogram

    3. Knee jerk response

    4. Pupil dilation

  6. Which one of the following statements is not correct?

    1. Culture influences expression of emotions to a very large extent

    2. A high degree of eye contact is usually interpreted as a sign of liking or positive likings

    3. Stares are often interpreted as a sign of anger or hostility

    4. Basic facial expressions such as those for happiness or anger are universal

  7. In instrumental conditioning

    1. reinforcement is given irrespective of the production of an appropriate response

    2. reinforcement is given before the onset of the response

    3. appropriate response is immediately followed by reinforcement

    4. reinforcement is not given

  8. Match List I (Method) with List II (Type of conditioning) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. CS and IJCS are presented at the same time and continue till the onset of CR

    2. CS terminates before the onset of UCS

    3. UCS precedes CS

    4. CS is presented first and overlaps the onset of UCS

    1. Trace

    2. Simultaneous

    3. Delayed

    4. Backward

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
  9. Exposure to the stimulus situation plays a significant role in

    1. perceptual teaming

    2. operant learning

    3. motor learning

    4. transfer of learning

  10. The medium level of arousal is optimal for performance of a task is depicted in

    1. Kamin effect

    2. Yerkes-Dodson effect

    3. Hull and Spence law

    4. Matching law-

  11. Latent learning experiments are designed to study

    1. motivation in learning

    2. stress and its effects on performance

    3. the time required by the subject to response

    4. representational processes

  12. Positive transfer takes place even when the nature of material is quite dissimilar on successive tasks. This occurs due to

    1. motivation

    2. learning to learn

    3. over-generalization

    4. insight

  13. Which one of the following verbal learning methods would be most useful in learning English equivalents of Hindi words?

    1. Serial learning method

    2. Cued recall method

    3. Paired associate method

    4. Multitrial free recall method

  14. Operationally, serial learning differs from free recall because it

    1. uses constancy in the order of presentation of items

    2. uses reconstruction method

    3. makes use of contextual cues

    4. utilizes analytical learning material

  15. The use of nonsense syllables in verbal Learning is considered important because

    1. they are easy to prepare

    2. they do not exceed memory span

    3. their use reduces the probability of formation of linguistic associations among stimuli

    4. their use minimizes savings in learning

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