Competitive Exams: Psychology MCQs (Practice-Test 9 of 68)

  1. Which one set of the following is the correct sequence of stages in generating general adaptation syndrome?

    1. Exhaustion, alarm and resistance

    2. Resistance, exhaustion and alarm

    3. Alarm, resistance and exhaustion

    4. Resistance, alarm and exhaustion

  2. Which one of the following is ego defence-oriented reaction to stress?

    1. Regression

    2. Attack

    3. Withdrawl

    4. Imitation

  3. Which one of the following methods is used by Holmes and Rahe to scale stressful life events?

    1. Magnitude production

    2. Equal appearing intervals

    3. Successive intervals

    4. Magnitude estimation

  4. Yerkes Dodson's law regarding the relationship between arousal and performance proposes

    1. positive linear relationship between arousal & performance

    2. negative linear relationship between arousal & performance

    3. inverted u-relationship between arousal and performance

    4. u-relationship between arousal and performance

  5. Which one set of the following is the correct sequence of adjustive process?

    1. Conflict, frustration, coping mechanism, defence mechanism

    2. Frustration, conflict, coping mechanism, defence mechanism

    3. Conflict, coping mechanism, frustration, defence mechanism

    4. Coping mechanism, conflict, frustration, defence mechanism

  6. According to All port, four levels of prejudices are

    1. cognitive, affective, behavioural and social

    2. cognitive, social, historical and behavioural

    3. cognitive, conative, behavioural and environmental

    4. cognitive, psychodynamic, situational and historical-socio-cultural

  7. Consider the following statements: Solitary confinement and extreme isolation methods used in ‘brain washing’ are effective because they

    1. creat stimulus deprivation situation.

    2. cause suggestibility and distraction.

    3. increase emotional vulnerability.

    4. breakdown normal consensual validation.

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 4

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  8. Which one of the following authors contributed significantly towards measurement of social attitudes?

    1. Guilford

    2. Bogardous

    3. Cattell

    4. Lewin

  9. When the skills and devices are used by people consciously and unconsciously to influence the impressions that others have of them, it is known as

    1. impulse control

    2. impression formation

    3. impression management

    4. imprinting

  10. The TV. Advertisements of commercial products do NOT use

    1. two-way communication

    2. one-way communication

    3. non-verbal communication

    4. prestige suggestion

  11. Warning people against attempts at attitude change can make them more resistant. This refers to

    1. inoculation effect

    2. boomerang effect

    3. contrast effect

    4. reinforcement effect

  12. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

      • Perceptual vigilance
      • Sensitivity to all stimuli
      • Perceptual illusion
      • Perceiving all information as positive
      • Perceptual set
      • Seeking attitude supportive information
      • Perceptual defence
      • Misperceiving or avoiding attitude discrepant information
  13. In person perception, there are schemes that organize a group of personality trait into a meaningful personality type. They are called

    1. prototypes

    2. auto stereotypes

    3. heterostereotypes

    4. prejudice

  14. When we assign the cause of people's behaviour to their personality, it is called

    1. situational attribution

    2. dispositional attribution

    3. causal disposition

    4. causal attribution

  15. Which one of the following forms of intergroup contracts is ideal for reducing prejudice between groups?

    1. Contact in public situations

    2. Frequent individual contact

    3. Equal status contact

    4. Intergroup cooperation in attaining common goals