MCQs on Psychology - 12

1. Read each of the following two statements – Assertion (A) and Reason (R) and indicate your answer using code below:

Assertion (A): Many evidences strongly suggest that there is no possibility that all of many human performances classified as intellectuals represent a unitary attribute determined by unitary set of factors.

Reason (R): This may be because of what is called intelligence is a mixture of different attributes having different determinants.


(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

2. Out of the following theories of intelligence which one is regarded as latest one?

(A) Sternberg’s theory
(B) Mayer and Salovey theory
(C) Jensen’s theory
(D) Cattell’s theory

3. Moods are ______ and then emotions. Choose the correct code for the features given below:

1. Longer lasting
2. More intense
3. Less intense
4. Shorter lasting

(A) 1 and 2
(B) 2 and 4
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 3 and 4

4. Match List-I with List-II and indicate your answer with the help of given codes.

List – I
List – II
(Type of memory)
p. Free recall and recognition
1. Semantic memory
q. Sentence verification task
2. Sensory memory
r. Priming
3. Episodic memory
s. Scanning task
4. Implicit memory

       p q r s
(A) 4 2 1 3
(B) 2 1 3 4
(C) 1 4 2 3
(D) 3 1 4 2

5. Development of Super-Ego, according to Freud is a result of

(A) Identification with the opposite sex parent
(B) Resolution of Oedipus/Electra complex
(C) Age advancement
(D) Anatomical superiority

6. Which of the following dimension/s do not belong to Costa and McCrae’s NEO-PI-R?

1. Conscientiousness
2. Psychoticism
3. Agreeableness
4. Lie scale


(A) 2 only
(B) 2 and 4 only
(C) 1, 3 and 4 only
(D) 2, 3 and 4 only

7. When information currently being learned adversely affects the retention of information acquired previously, the phenomena are referred to as:

(A) Distortion
(B) Retroactive interference
(C) Proactive interference
(D) Retrieval failure

8. Which of the following is not a cause of forgetting?

(A) Interference
(B) Decay
(C) Selective attention
(D) Retrieval inhibition

9. Which of the following attributions of an event with positive outcome shall be optimistic (non depressogenic)?

(A) Internal, stable and specific causes
(B) External, unstable and global causes
(C) Internal, stable and global causes
(D) External, unstable and specific causes

10. A child was classified as a case of mental retardation. On DSM IV / IV (TR), this diagnosis would be recorded on:

(A) Axis I
(B) Axis II
(C) Axis III
(D) Axis IV

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