MCQs on Psychology - 7

1. What behaviour can be emitted is basically

(A) A psychotherapist determined phenomenon
(B) A reward determined capacity
(C) A species-typical capacity
(D) A procedure determined phenomenon

2. Memory can be distorted by being influenced by the individual’s expectations rather than what has actually happened. This is termed as

(A) Mood dependent memory
(B) Mood congruence effect
(C) Flash bulb memory
(D) Confirmation bias

3. Which of the following pairs is not the negative symptom of Schizophrenia?

(A) Emotional flattening and Asociality
(B) Anhedonia and Amotivation
(C) Poverty of speech and Apathy
(D) Hallucinations and Bizarre behaviour


4. Match the following items of List – I and List – II and indicate your answer with the help of given code:

List – I
List – II
p. Pituitary gland
1. Estrogens
q. Gonads
2. Prolactin
r. Adrenal gland
3. Thyroxin
s. Thyroid gland
4. Corticosterone


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

5. According to ________ theory, thoughts and feeling change because people are motivated to justify emotions that would otherwise seem hypothetical. This theory was proposed by _______.

(A) Dissonance; Festinger
(B) Cognitive dissonance; Festinger
(C) Cognitive dissonance; Baron
(D) Normative social influence; Baron

6. The well known study on obedience to authority was done by

(A) Stanley Milgram
(B) Solomon Asch
(C) Latane and Darley
(D) Zimbardo

7. Somatic Nervous System does not activate one of the following:

(A) Glands
(B) Eyes
(C) Ears
(D) Skeletal Muscles

8. Three mountains task was used by Piaget to study ______ in children.

(A) Centration
(B) Conservation
(C) Egocentrism
(D) Reversibility

9. Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve describes _______.

(A) The smallest difference between two stimuli necessary to detect them as different.
(B) The relationship between the proportion of hits and false alarms for constant stimulus intensity.
(C) Detection of a change in a stimulus is related to the magnitude of the stimulus.
(D) As the number of sensation units grows arithmetically the stimulus intensity increases geometrically.

10. As compared to primary school students, middle school students use more of

1. Rehearsal
2. Elaboration
3. Metacognition


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



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