Competitive Exams: Psychology MCQs (Practice-Test 63 of 68)

  1. Which one of the following clusters can be best considered as components of attitudes?

    1. Ability, aptitude and expressional components

    2. Sympathy, interest and ambition oriented components

    3. Cognitive, emotional and action oriented components

    4. Intelligence, personality and creativity oriented components

  2. Attitudes primarily develop through the process of

    1. need satisfaction

    2. valence acquisition

    3. externalization of internal beliefs

    4. conformity

  3. The method of discovering and evaluation group structure. Social status and personality traits by measuring the acceptance and/or rejection between individuals in a group is known as

    1. sociography

    2. biometry

    3. sociomeiry

    4. psychometry

  4. Which one of the following statements correctly explains the meaning of sleeper effect?

    1. A person with high credibility will produce more attitude change in others over a period of time

    2. A person with high credibility will produce less attitude change in others over a period of time

    3. A person with low credibility will produce less attitude change in others over a period of time

    4. A person with low credibility will produce more attitude change in others over a period of time

  5. Which one of the following theories explains consistency in attitude formation and change?

    1. Balance theory

    2. Commitment theory

    3. Conditioning theory

    4. Evaluation theory

  6. Attitude change in more effective or long lasting when the excess of communication involves

    1. central route processing

    2. information processing

    3. peripheral route processing

    4. integrative processing

  7. Which one of the following pairs of attitude measuring techniques and types of scaling NOT correctly matched?

      • Cumulative scaling
      • Guttmann
      • Summated rating
      • Likert
      • Equal appearance interval
      • Thurstone
      • Social distance scale
      • Osgood
  8. Which one of the following correctly brings out the difference between Thurstone type attitude scale and Likert type attitude scale?

    1. Uses simple sentence-Uses complex sentence

    2. Contains fewer items-Contains larger number of items

    3. Easy to use-Difficult to use

    4. Its scores can be interpreted independently-interpreted independently

  9. If a highly valued communicator makes a positive statement about a negatively values situation, the listener will tend to feel more positively towards the situation and less positively towards the communicator. This predication is the main characteristic of

    1. Reactance theory

    2. Congruity theory

    3. Balance theory

    4. Inoculation theory

  10. Consider the following factors:

    1. Rigid personality organization

    2. Enforced group norm

    3. Distorted information supplied by the group Leader

    4. Beliefs in closed-groups

    The correct serial order in which these factors affect the formation of undesirable social attitudes is

    1. 4, 1, 2, 3

    2. 1, 4, 2, 3

    3. 4, 1, 3, 2

    4. 1, 4, 3, 2

  11. Match List I (Functions of attitude) with List II (Behaviours/Action tendencies) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Adjustment

    2. Value-expressive

    3. Ego-defensive

    4. Knowledge

    1. Provides basis for acceptance of any opinion

    2. Protects sell images

    3. Provides basis for understanding

    4. Adapts to environment

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
  12. Generation of ideas in a group through noncritical discussion is known as

    1. debate

    2. brainstonning

    3. brainwashing

    4. lecturing

  13. Connotative meanings are best derived through studying

    1. lexical markings

    2. speech patterns

    3. semantic differentials

    4. morphemes

  14. After handling many complaints, a salesperson becomes very skilled at identifying problems and generating solutions that satisfy all concerned. This most clearly illustrates the concept of

    1. functioning fixity

    2. functional solution

    3. practicable solution

    4. learning set

  15. Which one of the following forms of communication networks will be most useful for dealing with complete tasks?

    1. chain

    2. cross

    3. Y shape

    4. pentagon