Important Short Note Questions in Psychology Exams

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  • Describe the importance of clinical methods of psychology.
  • Explain factors influencing perceptual defense.
  • What is the difference between programmed and probability learning?
  • Describe factors influencing retention and forgetting.
  • Evaluate the role of thinking in shaping personality and emotions.
  • What is the difference between James Lange and Canon Bard theory of emotions?
  • Describe the concept and characteristics of extrasensory perception.
  • Describe the various stages of concept formation.
  • What is the distinction between intelligence and aptitude?
  • Explain the Indian approaches to personality.
  • Explain psycho-cybernetics and its features.
  • Discuss the significance of social support program. Mention the role of community psychologist in social change.
  • Mention different types of psychological tests and discuss their uses, misuses, and limitations.
  • What is distance education? Is it equally effective with all learners? Discuss the relevance of Instructional Design Model in distance education.
  • Discuss the psychological consequences of prolonged deprivation & suggest measures to overcome them.
  • “Espoused India is unity in diversity.” Examine this statement and present a strategy for management of diversity especially with reference to gender.
  • What is multilevel marketing? Discuss the psychological principles involved in it with special reference to the role played by persuasive communication.
  • Critically evaluate the psychological consequences of mass media & IT boom on Indian population & highlight the role of psychologists in it.
  • “Stereotypes and self-fulfilling prophecies are psychological crutches used by those crippled in the encounters.” Critically evaluate this statement with relevant illustrations.
  • What are values? How are they related to interests? Discuss the strategies to foster them in the light of challenges posed by India՚s socio-cultural milieu.
  • Discuss the importance of language in education. Is effective communication without language possible?
  • How can personality affect formation of prejudice?
  • Briefly describe classification of psychological disorders.
  • Explain why humanistic perspective is called the third force in psychology.
  • How can hereditary and environment contributions are isolated in the study of human behavior?
  • Is it necessary to conceptualize self as a determinant of behavior besides hereditary and environment? Give real life example to support your contention.

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  • “Modern social learning theories have assumed a distinctively cognitive cast,” Elaborate.
  • Does a conceptual continuity between sensation & perception exist? Is perception without sensation possible?
  • “Relative Deprivation can develop collective consciousness necessary for social change.” Discuss with relevant examples.
  • “Attributional errors direct our social perception by altering our choice behavior.” Discuss.
  • “Social action via small group represents radical strategy for social change.” Discuss with relevant examples.
  • Critically evaluate the role of mass media in social change particularly in the context of rural India.
  • Discuss the significance of programmed learning in education. Does self-instructional learning represent advancement over it?
  • “Metamemory is function of person, task, & strategies.” Discuss & elaborate how Metamemory functions.
  • How can you motivate people to achieve?
  • Distinguish between juvenile delinquency and crime.
  • Discuss the psychological and social factors behind effective communication.
  • Mention the physical, physiological, and behavioral consequences of stress.
  • What is conflict behavior? How best can it be attained? Give suitable examples.
  • “Bottleneck models of attention have outlived their utility.” Discuss.
  • “Perceptual defense represents an example of discrimination without awareness.” Elaborate.
  • What is perceptual organization? What are factors responsible for it? How does feature detection theory lends support to it?
  • “Temporal gradient of retrograde amnesia provides support to consolidation theory of forgetting.” Critically evaluate.
  • Can attitude be changed? Discuss the factors to be considered in changing attitudes.
  • What specified role in social intelligence play in the management of the people.
  • Can computer ever acquire human life ability to think, remember, and solve problems? Discuss with illustrations.
  • Discuss the problems of educating disadvantaged groups.
  • Discuss the socio-cultural approaches for understanding the origin of ethnic prejudice and discrimination.
  • Describe traumatic reaction to military combat and discuss the detailed psychological factors in contributing the stress.
  • Evaluate the relative effectiveness of mass media for distance learning.
  • What is reminiscence? Discuss the phenomena in terms of interference process.
  • What role does extinction play in long-term memory?
  • How do convergent and divergent thinking differ? Can it be integrated in higher forms of thinking?
  • Discuss the importance of military psychology highlighting the functions of psychologists in the sphere of aviation.
  • Detail the correlates of rapid eye movement in sleep.
  • Can you relate the ‘Guna’ theory of personality with any western model of personality?
  • Is national character a valid concept?
  • Is work culture an essential component of effective work motivation? Discuss its operations in private and public industrial setup in India.
  • What is group cohesiveness and discuss the factors affecting it.
  • Highlight the basic principles of psychodynamic approach in handling behavior disorders.
  • Show your acquaintance with the components of leadership training.

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