MCQs on Psychology - 17

1. Components of empathy are:

(A) Perceiving and Advancing
(B) Advancing and Interpreting
(C) Judging and Communicating
(D) Perceiving and Communicating

2. Match List-I with List-II and indicate your answer using the codes given below.

List – I
List – II
1. Buss
P. Aggression machine
2. Milgram
Q. Picture- Frustration Study
3. Rosenzweig
R. State-trait Anger Inventory
4. Spielberger
S. Obedience Laboratory- Shock generator

      P Q R S
(A) 1 2 3 4
(B) 1 3 4 2
(C) 2 4 3 1
(D) 4 1 2 3

3. Assertion (A): Paper-pencil self-report personality inventories are very useful in personnel selection.

Reason (R): In selection situation, paper-pencil, self-report inventories are sensitive to impression management.

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

4. Which of the following statements would be false about multiple correlations?

1. It ranges from – 1.00 to 1.00 only.
2. It ranges from 0 to 1.00 only.
3. It ranges from –¥ to +¥
4. It ranges from –1.00 to 0 only

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

5. Which of the following components have been proposed by Torrance?

1. Divergent thinking
2. Elaboration
3. Transformation
4. Flexibility

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

6. Which of the following strategies are used to gain compliance?

1. Ingratiation and commitment
2. Reciprocity and obedience
3. Reciprocity and scarcity
4. Respect and ingratiation

(A) 1 and 2 are correct.
(B) 2 and 4 are correct.
(C) 3 and 4 are correct.
(D) 1 and 3 are correct.

7. Which is not the component of Kluver-Bucy syndrome following the removal of anterior temporal lobes?

(A) Rejection of anything that is edible.
(B) A tendency to investigate objects with the mouth.
(C) Lack of fear.
(D) Increased sexual activity often directed at inappropriate objects.

8. Arrange the following tests in increasing order of their saturation on projective criteria.

1. Thematic Apperception Test
2. Differential Aptitude Test
3. Rorschach Ink Blot Test
4. Incomplete Sentence Blank

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

9. A listener totally rejects the conclusion that the death penalty is justified for the purpose of preventing further social evil despite he cannot readily refute the premises the speaker is presenting for his conclusion. His reasoning is biased. Why?

(A) Due to his mood states
(B) Due to his beliefs
(C) Confirmation bias
(D) Hindsight

10. Jensen uses Regression argument to account for:

(A) Genetic contribution in abilities
(B) Context specific abilities
(C) Group differences in intelligence\
(D) Age related changes in intelligence

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