Competitive Exams: Psychology MCQs (Practice-Test 21 of 68)

  1. Which conclusion can be drawn about depth perception on the basis of relevant studies?

    1. Depth perception ability is fixed at birth and remains constant as we grow older

    2. Depth perception is probably learned

    3. Differences in the performance of human beings in depth perception suggest difference in the role of innate factors

    4. Though innate, depth perception continues to improve with experience

  2. The responsiveness shown in form of decreased threshold is known as

    1. Perceptual defence

    2. Perceptual vigilance

    3. Subliminal perception

    4. Supraliminal perception

  3. Which one of the following is correct about the translational functionalists approach to perception?

    1. It emphasized the learning as basic to perception

    2. It ignored the role of interaction between stimuli and observer

    3. It highlighted the inherent organizing capacities of human beings

    4. The instantaneous inference based on past events are unconsciously derived.

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 4

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  4. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding perception?

    1. Perception is not directly observable

    2. Perception is followed by sensation

    3. Perception can be modified

    Selected the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 2 alone

    2. 1 alone

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1 and 3

  5. Following a stroke, a person has difficulty in recognizing faces. This condition is called

    1. Perceptual defect

    2. Aphasia

    3. Agnosia

    4. Dyslexia

  6. Which one of the following is correct sequence of steps involved in a typical classical conditioning procedure?

    1. US + CS, CS, US, CR

    2. CR, US + CS, US, CS

    3. US, US + CS, CS CR

    4. CS, US, CR, US + CS

  7. In a variable ratio schedule of reinforcement

    1. The passage of time determines delivery of reinforcement

    2. The number of responses determines delivery of reinforcement

    3. The period of non-reinforcement is different after each reinforced response

    4. The ratio of time interval determines the occurrence of reinforcement

  8. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Concepts/Thesis) List-II (Authors)
    1. ACT model of comprehension

    2. Walden II

    3. Purposive behaviourism and cognitive maps

    4. Intentionality

    1. Franz Brentano

    2. B F Skinner

    3. E C Tolman

    4. J R Anderson

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
  9. Which of the following statements are correct regarding extinction and spontaneous recovery?

    1. If reinforcement is delayed during acquisition trials, subsequent resistance to extinction will tend to increase

    2. As the effort required to produce a response increases, resistance to extinction decreases

    3. Resistance to extinction decrease as the amount of reinforcement used during acquisition trails increases

    4. The amount of spontaneous recovery depends upon the time interval; the shorter the interval the greater the spontaneous recovery

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 4

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  10. In classical conditioning, the ability of the organism to respond to the different classes of reinforcing conditions is termed as

    1. Stimulus generalization

    2. Stimulus discrimination

    3. Response discrimination

    4. Response generalization

  11. A conditioned response is established by a series of contiguous pairings of CS and US. This is referred to as the law of

    1. Practice

    2. Generalization

    3. Acquisition

    4. Spontaneous recovery

  12. Which one of the following schedules is most effective for maximizing acquisition?

    1. Continuous

    2. Variable interval

    3. Fixed ratio

    4. Variable ratio

  13. Which of the following statements regarding the phenomenon of extinction are correct?

    1. Extinction can be interpreted in terms of concept of inhibition

    2. Extinction is a temporary suppression by inhibition rather than the abolition of the original response

    3. Extinction is maximum when reinforcement is given 50% of times in the acquisition phase

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  14. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

      • Implicit personality theory
      • Preceiving covariance of traits
      • Attribution
      • Locating causes to behaviour
      • Self-serving bias
      • Perceived similarity to one's own self
      • Halo effect
      • Overall impression shaped by specific judgement
  15. Which of the following is NOT an established impression management technique?

    1. Compliance

    2. Ingratiation

    3. Name dropping

    4. Indifference