MCQs on Psychology - 21

1. Consider the following three types of psychological researches:
1. Field experiment
2. Laboratory experiment
3. Ex post facto study
Arrange these typical investigations in descending order in terms of the researcher’s ability to control secondary variance.
(A) 3, 1, 2
(B) 2, 1, 3
(C) 3, 2, 1
(D) 1, 2, 3

2. Match List – I with List – II and indicate your answer using the codes given below:
List – I
List – II
(Expression mode)
a. Tone
1. Facial
b. Crying
2. Glanduar
c. Laugh
3. Varbal
d. Eyebrow
4. Muscular

       a          b         c         d
(A)  3          2         4         1
(B)  1          4         3         2
(C)  2          4         3         1
(D)  2          1         3         4

3. What is the correct sequence of development of the following personality tests?
1. Maudsley Personality Inventory
2. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2
3. Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory
4. NEO PI-3

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

4. Perceiving one thing in relation to another when both are presented simultaneously is called
(A) Simultaneous perception
(B) Figure-Ground perception
(C) Consecutive perception
(D) Successive perception

5. Verbal behaviour that is reinforced when someone else’s verbal response is repeated verbation is called
(A) Autoclitic behaviour
(B) Echoic behaviour
(C) Reinforced behaviour
(D) Operant behaviour

6. Which of the following are essential to Spearman’s methodology of theory development?
I. Tetral equation
II. Tetral difference
III. Specific factor
IV. Neurological basis of intelligence

(A) I, II and III
(B) I, III and IV
(C) II, III and IV
(D) I, II and IV

7. According to two factors of Retroactive Interference, RI is caused by two factors: One is unlearning of the first task during the time one is engaged in the second task. What is the second factor?
(A) Unlearning of the responses of second task.
(B) Competition of the first task responses with the second task responses that inhibits the recall responses of the first task at the time of recall.
(C) Inability to recall responses from first task.
(D) Decaying of memory-traces of responses of first task.

8. One of the difficulties with the survey method is
(A) Inability to examine changes over time.
(B) That subjects may give dishonest or inaccurate responses.
(C) The relatively small number of subjects used.
(D) The impossibility of getting a representative sample.

9. A cell in a contingency table had an obtained frequency of 16 and an expected frequency of 25. What would be the contribution of this cell to the total chi-square value?
(A) 3.24
(B) 5.06
(C) 9.00
(D) 81.00

10. The visible spectrum wavelength ranges from
(A) 380 to 760 nanometers
(B) 200 to 700 nanometers
(C) 400 to 1000 nanometers
(D) 100 to 1000 nanometers

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