Important Long Answer Questions in Psychology Exams

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Long Answer Questions (1000-1500 Words)

  • Assess the role of culture in socialization of men. Do you think culture is more important than genetic traits in shaping the values and perception of men?

  • How does learning ability of children in school set up may be improved? Give some case studies and theoretical evidences in this favor.

  • Define the concept of memory and assess the process of chunking, encoding, and retrieval in long-term memory.

  • How does motivation and emotions affect behavior? Suggest some program of action to motivate the emotionally disturbed persons.

  • Describe the concept and characteristics of attitudes. How attitude does formulate and affects the behaviors?

  • Explain the various stages of language development. How the language and communication of mentally retarded persons does may be improved.

  • What are the basic components of the clinical method in psychology? Critically evaluate the applicability to various psychological problems of the society.

  • “Intelligence as conceptualized by Thurstone, Spearman & Cattell is procedurally similar but conceptually different.” Discuss this statement with suitable illustrations & highlighting the recent developments.

  • What are attitudes? How are they formed? Discuss the mechanisms underlying their change with special reference to the role played by source, message, and receiver characteristics.

  • “Casteism & communalism represent un-integrated social fabric of India.” Discuss the above statement & suggest psychological measures to promote social integration.

  • Discuss the various issues of discrimination against women in Indian society. How are these issues being addressed in contemporary society through women education and economic independence?

  • What is the role of leadership in community consciousness & devising actions for handling social problems? Illustrate with examples.

  • Discuss the rational and emotive models of decision-making & explain how framing influences our choice behavior.

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  • Discuss the initial and contemporary trends in creativity & explain the role played by intelligence, aptitude, & personality in the expression of creativity.

  • “The theories of language given by Chomsky & Skinner are polemical but their integration finds an application in educational set up.” Discuss.

  • How has behavior been defined in psychology? Critically analyze the role of genetics and environment in determination of behavior.

  • What do you mean by the concept of learning? Compare the process of reinforcement, discrimination, generalization, and stimulus response in Pavlov and Skinner’s experiments.

  • What are the psychological factors involved in decision-making and judgment process?

  • How do you motivate the personnel of an organization? Explain the process in the context of motivation.

  • What are cross-cultural therapies? Evaluate one Indian therapy for stress management.

  • Can we sustain the statement that much of our behavior is the result of operant conditioning?

  • Human resource Development is a continuous process to develop human capabilities and potentialities to achieve personal and organizational goals. Give your comments.

  • Explain the causes of forgetting. Is it a necessary aspect of learning? Justify your answers with examples.

  • Discuss the need hierarchy theory and comment on its relevance and utility in understanding human behavior.

  • Does organizational man lead to alienation in comparison to humanistic man?

  • What do you mean by attired state of consciousness? Describe the best ways in which it can be acquired.

  • Describe Beck’s cognitive behavior therapy for the treatment of depression.

  • It is said that Indian society is resistant to changes. If so, discuss the factors responsible for it and the methods to combat it.

  • What are the components of dynamic social integration? Describe the various psycho-social factors, which hamper proper social integration in India. Suggest some remedial measures.

  • What are the major components of prejudice? Discuss the factors that generate and strengthen prejudice with special reference to India.

  • What is meant by socialization? Comment on the view that school is the best agent of socialization.

  • Is there any relation between the process of socialization and social learning theory of personality?

  • Why is psychological experiment described as observation under controlled conditions? Explain with illustrations the difference between control groups and within subjects’ designs of experiment.

  • Giving an account of the Piaget’s theory of cognitive development bring out differences in the modes of thinking at different stages of development.

  • Elucidate the main features of Chomsky and Skinner’s theory of language development and indicate their applications.

  • Elucidate Freud’s conceptualization of human personality; discuss its implications for counseling therapy.

  • Citing experimental evidences discuss how social learning, social comparison, and genetic factors influence formation of attitudes. Also, explain how cognitive dissonance can be reduced.

  • “The level at which information is processed has a bearing on the recall of that particular information”. Discuss the relevance of this statement in the light of experimental studies.

  • What is working memory? How has the concept working memory has overcome the limitations imposed that constrained STM concept of multi-store model?

  • How far the PASS model of intelligence has represents an improvement over Luria’s neurophysiological approach? How this model has been used in the treatment of learning disability?

  • How has information-processing approach contributed to our understanding of human behavior by describing the process of learning, memory, thinking, and perception? Illustrate with examples.

  • Discuss the relevance of traditional and modern participative management techniques in the Indian industry.

  • Discuss the different types of psychological tests. Are the results obtained at different areas of testing equally scientific and dependable? Suggest measures for ensuring their reliability and accuracy.

  • Discuss the types of group at work situations. How can group work be measured?

  • Critically evaluate McDolland’s achievement motivation theory with reference to Indian women entrepreneurs.

  • Discuss the psycho-social factors contributing terrorism in India. Suggest strategies to eliminate terrorism.

  • Highlight the problems of alcoholism and drug addiction.