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Research Questions on Psychology

1. Which approach to personality see personality as something which is measurable?
(1) Ideographic
(2) Nomothetic
(3) Social-radical
Codes :
(A) (1) is correct
(B) (1) and (2) are correct
(C) (2) and (3) are correct
(D) (2) is correct

2. Which of the following is not a subtest by Guilford’s to measure of Divergent Thinking?
(A) Symbol Coding
(B) Consequences
(C) Plot Titles
(D) Alternate Uses

3. Which of the following statements is not correct?
(A) Evolutionary perspective focuses on evolved adaptations that helped our ancestors survive and reproduce
(B) Socio-cultural perspective focuses on how behaviour is influenced by group level factors such as social class and nationality.
(C) Socio-cognitive perspective focuses on past experiences with direct and indirect rewards and punishments.
(D) Psychoanalytic perspective focuses on interactions among three component parts of mind

4. As people are studied repeatedly as they grow older. This approach of studies is called as ……………….. .
(A) Cross-sectional
(B) Longitudinal
(C) Cohort
(D) Sequential

5. Positive affectivity and Negative affectivity schedule is standardized by :
(A) Watson, Clark and Tellegen
(B) Weston, Collins and Twenge
(C) Tellegen, Weston and Clark
(D) Willson, Clark and Tellegen

6. Out of the following which one is not a part of Ashtanga-Yoga?
(A) Yama
(B) Niyama
(C) Dhouti
(D) Pranayama

7. As a measure of item difficulty P = 0.15 would indicate that :
(A) The item is relatively difficult compared to an average
(B) The item is relatively simple compared to an average
(C) The item is erroneous
(D) The item needs to be deleted

8. Assertion (A) : Collins and Quillian’s network model found that people to take longer to verify “A shark is an animal” than “A shark is a fish.”
Reason (R) : According to hierarchically closer superordinate category are easy to recall than remote superordinate category.
Codes :
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true

9. Which model suggests that aggression is triggered by a wide range of input variables that influence arousal, affective stages and cognitions?
(A) General aggression model
(B) Drive model
(C) Frustration aggression model
(D) Provocation model

10. Which is odd among the following for HIV?
(A) Use of same syringe
(B) Blood transfusion
(C) Sharing drinking water
(D) Feeding mothers

11. Which among the following schools emphasized on Introspection as a method of study?
(A) Gestalt
(B) Structuralism
(C) Humanistic
(D) Existential

12. Which of the following is a correct about assumption of homogeneity of variance in t-test?
(A) Sample variances of both groups are equal
(B) Population variance is normally distributed
(C) Sample variances are equal to population variances
(D) Population variances of both groups are equal

13. When the rater knows student’s standing on an aptitude test and he is asked to rate the student, then this is considered as an example of :
(A) Cross validation
(B) Criterion contamination
(C) Criterion validity
(D) Face validity

14. Lumber punctures can be used to diagnose :
(1) Bacterial meningitis
(2) Viral infections
(3) Brain abcess and tumor
(4) Multiple sclerosis
(A) Only (1) and (2) are true
(B) Only (2) and (3) are true
(C) Only (2), (3) and (4) are true
(D) Only (1), (2), (3) and (4) are true

15. Unmyelinated intervals on axons are called :
(A) Myelin gap
(B) Nodes of Ranvier
(C) Schwann cells
(D) Axonal void

16. The feeling of being aware of knowing something and being confident that will be remembered, but unable to retrieve the information at that point in time. This phenomenon is called ……………….
(A) Suppression
(B) Repression
(C) Tip-of-tongue
(D) Interference

17. Which of the following is not a property of language?
(A) Regularly structured
(B) Generative, productive
(C) Highly derivative
(D) Dynamic

18. Choose the correct alternative from the following about Assertion and Reasoning?
Assertion (A) : Trivialization is a method of managing dissonance
Reason (R) : Attributes and behaviours which are not important are thus not consistent.
Codes :
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (A) is the correct explanation.
(B) (A) is true and (R) is false
(C) (A) is false but (R) is true
(D) Both (A) and (R) are false

19. Somatic and visceral changes occur when an emotional stimulus is perceived is proposed by ……………… theory.
(A) Arousal
(B) James-Lange
(C) Schachter’s self-attribution
(D) Cannon-Bard

20. When distribution of income consumption or expenditure taken in relative terms with poverty, it is known as ………………. .
(A) Absolute poverty
(B) Relative poverty
(C) Low line of poverty
(D) High line poverty

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21. A person with moderate mental retardation has an IQ in the following range :
(A) 70-90
(B) 35-50
(C) 60-70
(D) 20-35

22. The term psychoneuroimmunology is associated with which of the following?
(A) The relations between psychological factors, brain and immune system
(B) The relations between lymphoneuro-endocrine
(C) The relations between endorphins, sex hormones and growth hormone
(D) The relations between serotonin and endorphins

23. According to Buddhist teachings ‘NIRVANA’ represents an escape from wheel of life and death, which is a doctrine carried over from :
(A) Judaism
(B) Hinduism
(C) Sufism
(D) Jainism

24. WAIS-IV (India) is mainly characterized by the following index/ indices :
(I) Full scale IQ
(II) Verbal Intelligence Quotient
(III) Performance Reasoning Index
(A) (I) only
(B) (II) only
(C) (I) and (II) only
(D) (I) and (III) only

25. Which of the following alternatives is correct for the Assertion and Reasoning statements?
Assertion (A) : DIQs as measure of intelligence are preferred over IQs.
Reason (R) : To overcome the decimal fractions in IQ values DIQs are used.
Codes :
(A) (A) is true and (R) is also true, but (R) is not the correct reason of (A)
(B) (A) is true and (R) is also true, and (R) is the correct reason of (A).
(C) (A) is false and (R) is true
(D) (A) is true and (R) is false

26. Good recall of items of the beginning of the list is referred to as the ……………………. .
(A) Recency effect
(B) Primacy effect
(C) Primary recall
(D) Recognition

27. Spearman introduced the concept of g and s factors to reason with which of the following observations?
(A) Heredity accounts for a significant proportion of variance in the intellectual ability
(B) Raw scores on intelligence tests tend to increase with age
(C) Rearranging the order of the tests along the edge of the matrix he always could get what he called a “hierarchy”
(D) Crystallized intelligence is immune to aging effects whereas fluid intelligence displays greater in stability

28. Wallas’ Four Stage account of creative thinking consists of which of the following?
(A) Inspiration, Research, Incubation, Confirmation
(B) Preparation, Inspiration, Incubation, Verification
(C) Preparation, Incubation, Inspiration, Verification
(D) Inspiration, Verification, Incubation, Confirmation

29. Which among the following is not a barrier in effective communication?
(A) Competing stimulus
(B) Snap reactions
(C) Correctness
(D) Group identification

30. HIV treatment at early stage is ……………….. .

31. Which of the following alternatives is true for the statements of ‘Assertion’ and ‘Reasoning’?
Assertion (A) : In a folie à deux, separating the secondary case from the primary can lead to symptom reduction in the secondary.
Reason (R) : Folie à deux is a mental illness shared by two persons, of which one is “dominant” and symptomatic.
Codes :
(A) (A) and (R) both are true and (R) is the correct explanation for (A)
(B) (A) and (R) both are true but (R) is not the correct explanation for (A)
(C) (A) is true but (R) is false
(D) (A) is false but (R) is true

32. What is the meaning of “Tasawwuf”?
(A) Priesthood
(B) Islamism
(C) Suffism
(D) Humanism

33. In a research elimination of alternative causes is an essential feature. This elimination is achieved only through …………………. method.
(A) Experimental
(B) Quasi experimental
(C) Exploratory
(D) Correlational

34. In an alternate form reliability in delayed type, the source of error variance would be :
(I) Content sampling
(II) Time sampling
Codes :
(A) (I) only
(B) (II) only
(C) Both (I) and (II)
(D) Neither (I) nor (II)

35. The circle of Willis :
(1) Allows cerebral redundancy
(2) Is formed by anterior branches of internal carotid
(3) Is formed by anterior and posterior communicating artery
(4) Is formed by posterior cerebral branches of basilar artery.
Codes :
(A) (1) and (2) only
(B) (2) and (3) only
(C) (1), (3) and (4) only
(D) (1), (2), (3) and (4)

36. When learning takes place without actual performance, it is called ……………… .
(A) Latent Learning
(B) Learning distinction
(C) Observational learning
(D) Behavior notification

37. According to Miller (1990) the two fundamental problems in speech perception depending on context are :
(A) Speech is continuous and a single phoneme sounds different.
(B) Speech is continuous and that multiple phonemes sound the same.
(C) Speech is monotonous and that multiple phonemes sound the same.
(D) Speech is monotonous and that a single phoneme sounds different.

38. An anhedonic patient shows :
(A) Memory loss
(B) Fear of heights
(C) Inattention to detail
(D) Loss of interest and pleasure

39. Which one is not a social problem?
(A) Government jobs
(B) Poverty
(C) Poor cleanliness
(D) Population

40. Given below are two statements, labelled as Assertion (A), and a Reason (R). Indicate your answer from the alternatives given below :
Assertion (A) :Health of human being is multidimensional.
Reason (R) : Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely an absence of disease.
Codes :
(A) (A) and (R) both are true and (R) is the correct explanation for (A).
(B) (A) and (R) both are true but (R) is not the correct explanation for (A)
(C) (A) is true but (R) is false
(D) (A) is false but (R) is true

41. In a standardized regression analysis, the value of intercept is :
(A) One
(B) Zero
(C) close to one
(D) close to zero

42. Group tests are characterized by :
(I) Multiple test administrators administer the test at the same time.
(II) Administration of the test on number of test-takers at the same time.
(III) Availability of multiple copies of the test.
Codes :
(A) (I) only
(B) (II) only
(C) (I) and (II) only
(D) (I), (II) and (III)

43. MRI technique :
(1) Relies on hydrogen protons
(2) Requires radioactive isotopes
(3) Uses radio waves and magnetic fields
(4) Provides clearer images than CT.
Codes :
(A) (1) and (2) only
(B) (1) and (4) only
(C) (1), (2) and 3 only
(D) (1), (3) and (4) only

44. Gordon Logan and Joseph Etherton proposed ………………… .
(A) The phenomenon of attentional capture
(B) Theory of future integration
(C) Attentional hypothesis of automatization
(D) Automatic processing

45. Which of the following should be explained by ‘Theories of meaning’?
(1) Anomaly
(2) Self-contradiction
(3) Ambiguity
(4) Entailment
Codes :
(A) (1) and (2) only
(B) (1) and (3) only
(C) (1), (2) and (3) only
(D) (1), (2), (3) and (4) only

46. Which among the following will not increase an individuals group confirming behaviour?
(1) Smaller group size.
(2) Feelings of insecurity.
(3) When groups cannot observe individual’s behaviour.
Codes :
(A) Only (1)
(B) Only (2)
(C) Only (3)
(D) Both (1) and (3)

47. Ontology refers to :
(A) Understand the nature of society
(B) Understand the nature of community
(C) Understand the nature of universe
(D) Understand the nature of being

48. Festivals are examples of :
(A) Enthusiastic Behaviour
(B) Cultural cycle
(C) Social norms
(D) Social values

49. …………………. is the philosophical study of being.
(A) Philosophy
(B) Ontology
(C) Etymology
(D) Spirituality

50. Interscorer reliability is best suited for the study of …………… type of tests.
(A) Achievement
(B) Projective
(C) Ability
(D) Adjustment inventories