Psychology Most Important Questions Part 3 For 2020 Exam

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  1. Not all phobias are learnt. They may also depend on genetic predispositions. Elaborate.

  2. Comment on impact of immediate and delayed reinforcement on learning. Which among these is most effective and why?

  3. What is the relation b/w discrimination learning and generalization?

  4. Explain the phenomenon of transition. How is it explained by relational theory?

  5. Escape learning is direct analogue of reward training. Explain.

  6. Explain why some people tend to give in face of adversity, while others remain resilient?

  7. What is the role of modelling in learning? Is any intimation a part of modelling mechanism? How does modelling play a role in increasing rape culture in today’s society?

  8. How do latent learning, insight and imitation differ from each other?

  9. Show how self efficacy and outcome judgments influence process of social learning.

  10. Give examples of instrumental reward conditioning and instrumental aversive conditioning.

  11. Operational definitions of learning facilitate scientist’s activity. Discuss.

  12. What is reminiscence? Discuss in terms of interference process.

  13. Compare Chomsky’s innate mechanism view and skinner’s view on language development.

  14. State and critically evaluate Slobin’s cognitive theory of language development

  15. Which is more satisfactory explanation for language development – brain maturation or reinforcement. Substantiate your answer.

  16. Describe how critical period hypothesis explains process of language acquisition

  17. Comment on Chomsky’s theory of transformational generative grammar and its later modifications.

  18. What is non directive thinking? Discuss different dimensions of thought processes in relation to concept and creativity.

  19. Explain scanning and focussing strategies in concept attainment.

  20. Can the cybernetic model of behaviour explain problem solving behaviour?

  21. Discuss role of set in thinking with experimental evidences. Do mental sets guarantee correct thinking?

  22. What is information processing analysis of thinking? Cite recent experimental evidences in this context.

  23. Describe facilitative and fixating effects of set in problem solving.

  24. Enumerate different strategies of concept formation in children.

  25. Differentiate between inductive and deductive reasoning. Why do scientists prefer inductive reasoning?

  26. Compare model of fluid and crystalized intelligence with Spearman’s 2 factor theory.

  27. Compare ‘multi factor’ theory of intelligence with that of ‘multiple intelligence’ theory

  28. Describe PASS model of intelligence and show the grounds on which it has challenged the ‘g’ theory

  29. What specific role does social intelligence play in human resource management

  30. What do you understand by attitudes, values and interests? Trace the link between them with examples.

  31. Explain the characteristics of the source of message that strongly affects ones response to an attempt at changing attitudes.

  32. Write a short note on the role of community psychology in bringing about a social change and foster communal harmony in India.

  33. Show conceptual relationship between social change and organizational change.

  34. What is interaction process analysis? How does it measure group behaviour?

  35. What are the implications of organizational and humanistic man models for behavior change?

  36. Explain the factorial approach to study personality.

  37. ‘Motivation is a goal didected behavior’ discuss by ennumerating various steps involved in motivation process.

  38. Evaluate the drive reduction theory of motivation. Has it any relevance to homeostasis?

  39. What is the concept of economic motive. Discuss its influence on behaviour

  40. State and evaluate drive reduction theory of motivation. has it any relevance to homeostasis?

  41. Describe in which way the eastern traditional wisdom has contributed to dealing with psychological illnesses?

  42. Comment on limits of psycho-therapeutic approaches

  43. What is entrepreneur syndrome? how do environmental and family set-up determine the emergence of this syndrome?

  44. Khap panchayats oppose the same gotra marriages. what are the psychological constructs that explain their behaviour?

  45. Critically examine the notion of life-span development. determine the impact of cultural factors in child rearing practices

  46. Is aggression an innate tendency or an externally elicited behaviour? explain with suitable examples.

  47. Describe case history method and its importance in clinical diagnosis

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