MCQs on Psychology - 13

1. Assertion (A): Research suggests that delay conditioning is generally the most effective method for establishing a conditioned response.

Reason (R): Conditioned stimulus helps predict forthcoming presentation of the unconditioned stimulus.


(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) Both (A) and (R) are false.

2. Awareness of one’s own thought a process enabling effective learning through correction is called:

(A) Algorithm
(B) Analogies
(C) Meta cognition
(D) Constructive process

3. How many subjects would be required in a 3 × 3 × 2 factorial design with ten subjects per cell?

(A) 10
(B) 18
(C) 90
(D) 180

4. Mechanistic model of growth focuses on:
1. Role of environmental input and behaviour output.
2. Evolutionary origin
3. Quantitative increase in learned responses


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

5. Selye largely ignored the contribution of one of the following in stress:

(A) Adrenal medulla
(B) Anterior pituitary
(C) Adrenal cortex
(D) Chronic psychological factors

6. Which of the following clinical procedure/s is/are not based on classical conditioning?

1. Flooding
2. Transference
3. Client centered therapy
4. Systematic desensitization

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

7. Annual or semi-annual ratings of each employee’s performance, coupled with feedback about the ratings they receive are referred to as

(A) Performance appraisals
(B) Rating inventories
(C) Behaviourally anchored rating scales
(D) Graphic rating scales

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

List – I
List – II
(Synthesized from)
1. Steroidal hormones
P. An amino acid
2. Peptide hormones
Q. Long chain of amino acids
3. Protein hormones
R. Fat molecule
4. Amino acid derivates
S. Short chain of amino acids

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

9. Arrange the following needs in accordance with Maslow’s hierarchy:

1. Esteem needs
2. Love – belongingness
3. Physiological needs
4. Safety needs
5. Self-actualization

(A) 3 2 1 4 5
(B) 3 2 4 1 5
(C) 3 4 1 2 5
(D) 3 4 2 1 5

10. The contention that our facial expressions influence our emotional experience, attests to which of the following hypotheses?

(A) Universality hypothesis of facial expressions
(B) Emotional specificity hypothesis of ANS activity
(C) Emotional generality hypothesis of ANS activity
(D) Facial feedback hypothesis

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