MCQs on Psychology - 5

1. A person while intrinsically motivated does not seek ____ when performing, choose the correct code:

1. Enjoyment
2. Reward
3. Challenge
4. Avoidance of punishment

Codes:

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



2. I imagine becoming a renowned painter someday. I am engaging in

(A) Divergent Thinking
(B) Prospective Thinking
(C) Creative Thinking
(D) Autistic Thinking



3. The known stimulus elicits the ______ while the unknown stimulus elicits the _______.

(A) Operant Behaviour; respondent behaviour
(B) Operant Behaviour; Conditioned behaviour
(C) Conditioned Behaviour; Operant Behaviour
(D) Respondent Behaviour; Operant Behaviour



4. Match List – I and List – II and indicate your answer using the codes given below:

List – I
(Kind of effect of stress)
List – II
(Effects)
p. Physiological effects
1. Reduced work performance
q. Emotional effects
2. Expansion of air passages in lungs
r. Cognitive effects
3. Feeling of anxiety
s. Behavioural effects
4. Increased distractibility

Codes:

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



5. Escape learning involves

(A) Instrumental conditioning with positive reinforcement
(B) Classical conditioning with positive reinforcement
(C) Classical conditioning with negative reinforcement
(D) Instrumental conditioning with negative reinforcement



6. Given below are two statements are labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as
 Reason (R). Indicate your answer using the code given below:
Assertion (A): Subliminal or below threshold perception exerts an observable influence on various response parameters is not a controversial question.
Reason (R): Subliminally presented emotional stimuli activate cortical areas that mediate emotional experiences.

Codes:

(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.



7. Which are the concepts mainly used by Sternberg in his theory of intelligence?

1. Meta components
2. Performance components
3. Factor Analysis
4. Selective encoding

Codes:

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



8. While evaluating the personnel selection programme, job performance was found to have a multiple correlation of 0.6 with the four predictors in the selection test battery. This means that the four predictors explain

(A) 36% variance in job performance
(B) 40% variance in job performance
(C) 60% variance in job performance
(D) 64% variance in job performance



9. The standardized regression coefficient (β) in bivariate regression indicates

(A) Change in Y scores when X scores change by 1.
(B) Change in Y scores when X scores change by one SD.
(C) Change in Z-scores of Y when X scores change by 1.
(D) Change in Z-scores of Y when X scores change by 1 SD.



10. In a single group pretest-posttest design, which one of the following statistical method can be best employed to evaluate the mean differences of pre and posttests?

(A) Mann-Whitney U test
(B) Randomized ANOVA
(C) Chi-Square
(D) Repeated measures ANOVA


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