MCQs on Psychology - 3

1. Which of the following options is true regarding the relationship between thinking and language?

(A) Real thinking requires the use of language.
(B) A thought that cannot be expressed in a particular language cannot occur to speakers of that language.
(C) People sometimes think in images rather than in words.
(D) A thought is never expressed in language.



2. Which of the following models accepts that the more deeply information is processed; the more likely it is to be retained?

(A) Level of processing model
(B) Retrieval cues model
(C) Atkinson and Shiffrin model
(D) Trace model



3. Which of the following is the best description of Cattell’s Concept of Fluid Intelligence?

(A) One’s ability to reason speedily and abstractly and it tends to decrease with age in the range of 25-35 years.
(B) One’s ability to reason speedily and abstractly and it tends to increase with age in the range of 25-35 years.
(C) Specific mental abilities which are measured by every task in an intelligence test and increases with age in the range of 5-15 years.
(D) Specific mental abilities which are measured by every task in an intelligence test and decrease with age in the range of 5-15 years.



4. Read the following two statements, Assertion (A) and Reason (R) and indicate your answer using the codes given below:

Assertion (A): Many amputees experience phantom limb syndrome wherein they continue to feel their missing limbs after surgery.
Reason (R): The image of one’s body’s boundaries continues to function even after parts of the body are removed.

Codes:

(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, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.



5. A person who excels in zeroing in on what information is crucial in a given situation and combining seemingly unrelated facts is high on

I. Componential
II. Experiential
III. Contextual

Codes:

(A) I only
(B) II only
(C) I and III
(D) II and III



6. The pituitary gland is the master endocrine gland because

(A) It produces the largest number of different hormones.
(B) It controls the secretion of several other endocrine glands.
(C) It is responsible for the functioning of the autonomic nerve system.
(D) It controls the thinking and amount of body growth.



7. Hinduism and Buddhism differ regarding the existence of a

(A) Social dimension of self
(B) Physical dimension of self
(C) Psychological dimension of self
(D) Transcendental dimension of self



8. In a recent version of the 16 PF (5thedition) the second-order factor analysis of 16 PF scales is reported yielding five second order factors. They are referred to as

(A) Global Factors
(B) Big Five
(C) Five-Factor Model
(D) Universal Personality Factors



9. Children learn to add new words through a process called

(A) Fast mapping
(B) New mapping
(C) Extensions
(D) Inspiration



10. The perception of a stimulus that is below the threshold for conscious experience is termed as

(A) Just noticeable difference
(B) Differential threshold
(C) Signal detection
(D) Subliminal perception



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