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1. According to Tolman, types of learning are :
(A) Place and observation learning
(B) Place and response learning
(C) Observational and cognitive learning
(D) Sign and solution learning

2. Which one of the following is true for factor analysis ?
(A) It requires correlations among variables as identify matrix
(B) Varimax is used for factor extraction
(C) Promax is oblique method
(D) SEM-CFA cannot be used in hypothesis testing

3. Item response theory is based on the following assumptions :
I : Unidimensional nature of the test.
II : Varying ability level of respondents.
Codes :
(A) I only
(B) II only
(C) I and II both
(D) Neither I nor II

4. Which two sub-tests of differential aptitude test (DAT) contribute to the index of scholastic aptitude ?
(1) Verbal Reasoning
(2) Perceptual speed and accuracy
(3) Numerical reasoning
(4) Language usage
Codes :
(A) Only (1) and (4)
(B) Only (2) and (4)
(C) Only (1) and (3)
(D) Only (2) and (3)

5. Information enters into short-term memory through a process is known as ……………………. .
(A) Recency effect
(B) Primacy effect
(C) Selective attention
(D) Repetition

6. Long-term potentiation is mainly mediated by :
(A) Acetylcholine
(B) Serotonin
(C) Dopamine
(D) Glutamate

7. Which of the following are true of the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT)?
(1) It consists of eight tasks, including two tasks for each branch of the EI model
(2) MSCEIT correlates moderately with verbal intelligence
(3) MSCEIT correlates highly with Big-Five personality dimensions of Openness and Agreeableness
(4) It is based on traits model of EI and can be measured by Likertscale
Codes :
(A) (1) only
(B) (1) and (2) only
(C) (2) and (4) only
(D) (1), (2) and (3) only

8. Relieving traumatic emotional experiences by performing some physical activities is called as :
(A) Compromise formation
(B) Counter-transference
(C) Catharsis
(D) Cathexes

9. Which of the following are the types of randomness by Boden ?
(1) A-randomness : absence of order
(2) E-randomness : lack of explanation or cause
(3) R-randomness : lack of any order relative to some specific consideration which does not imply indeterminism
Codes :
(A) (1) and (2) only
(B) (1), (2) and (3)
(C) (1) and (3) only
(D) (1) only

10. Which of the following is a correct statement about needs and wants ?
(A) needs trigger drives, and wants trigger incentives
(B) needs trigger incentives, and wants trigger drives
(C) needs trigger rewards, and wants trigger punishment
(D) needs trigger satisfaction, and wants trigger desire

11. Ramesh was not interested to join a party but due to peer pressure he went there with unwillingness, his emotional discomfort in psychological terms can be conceptulized as …………………. .
(A) Unhappy due to peer pressure
(B) Cognitive dissonance
(C) Emotional instability
(D) Conflict resolution

12. The Towers of Hanoi problem can be best solved by using which of the problem-solving methods ?
(A) Working Backward
(B) Means–Ends analysis
(C) Generate-and-Test Technique
(D) Backtracking

13. ‘Mandalas’ according to Jung’s theory represents :
(A) Synthesis of opposites within the psyche
(B) Synthesis of similarities within the psyche
(C) Transcendence of collective experiences
(D) Anaysis of dreams

14. UDID is ………………………. .
(A) Unique Disability ID
(B) Name of an organization
(C) Represents Intellectual Disability
(D) Unique Disorder Identification Device

15. Minorities and Racials are often put into the ………………. by conflict theorists.
(A) Split Labour class
(B) Primary labour class
(C) Territory labour class
(D) Labour class

16. Socratic style in rational emotive behaviour therapy uses :
(A) Imagery to deal with fear
(B) Philosophy to deal with anger
(C) Questions to promote reasoning
(D) Deep breathing to promote confidence

17. Which of the following best describes the concept of resilience given by Riff and Singer ?
(A) Maintenance, recovery or improvement in mental or physical health
(B) The dangers of blaming the victim
(C) Sources of resilience in children
(D) Cognitive and emotional selfregulation skills

18. Maslow’s concept of Meta-Motivation is very much similar to the concept of :
(A) Siddhi
(B) Bhakti
(C) Nishkama karma
(D) Moksha

19. The sacred books of Buddhism are called :
(A) Triratnas
(B) Angas
(C) Jatakas
(D) Tripitakas

20. Matching of subjects in research design could be a failure except in situation :
(A) When matching is performed with randomization
(B) Equal distribution of males and females in different treatment conditions
(C) Repeated measures design
(D) Matching variable having substantial correlation with the DV

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21. Which of the following statements is/are true about the criterion referenced test ?
(I) It makes the comparative evaluation of individual’s performance with the predetermined standard.
(II) It compares individual’s performance with normative performance.
(A) (I) only
(B) (II) only
(C) Both (I) and (II)
(D) Neither (I) nor (II)

22. In an item analysis which P value will bring maximum differentiation in respondents ?
(A) 0.25
(B) 0.50
(C) 0.75
(D) 0.95

23. Which of the alternatives is correct for the following ‘‘Assertion and Reasoning statements’’ ?
Assertion (A) : Some of the standard scores are positive and some are negative.
Reason (R) : Standard scores are usually transformed into linear form with a new mean and SD values of convenience.
Codes :
(A) (A) is true and (R) is also true, but (R) is not the correct reason of (A)
(B) (A) is true and (R) is also true, and (R) is the correct reason of (A)
(C) (A) is false and (R) is true
(D) (A) is true and (R) is false

24. In Hermann Ebbinghaus’s classic study on memory and forgetting in which time span after learning the lists does most forgetting happen ?
(A) Immediately after learning
(B) After one hour
(C) After five hours
(D) After nine hours

25. ……………… memory includes what people can do or demonstrate, whereas ……………….. memory is about what people know and can report.
(A) Non-declarative; Declarative
(B) Declarative, Non-declarative
(C) Semantic; Procedural
(D) Episodic; Semantic

26. Acquiring new behaviour by observing other is known as :
(A) Modelling
(B) Vicarious learning
(C) Imagined representation
(D) External reinforcement

27. A person believes that she needs to keep working at her failing business because she has spent all her fortune and time on it. Which of the following describes her thinking ?
(A) Illusory correlation
(B) Sunk-cost fallacy
(C) Affective disillusionment
(D) Rationality illusion

28. ‘‘Intrinsic motivation theory’’ was developed by :
(A) Sigmund Freud
(B) Mark and Ervin
(C) Dollard
(D) Harlow

29. Full form of PWD is ………………
(A) Persons with Disabilities
(B) Person with Disability
(C) People with Disability
(D) Pupil with Disabilities

30. The following is not an impulse control disorder :
(A) Trichotillomania
(B) Kleptomania
(C) Enuresis
(D) Pyromania

31. How many people are suffering from significant problems at national level that diminish the quality of their lives is indicated by :
(A) Happiness Index
(B) Depression Index
(C) Aggression Index
(D) Misery Index

32. Test-retest reliability implies that the test is administered on :
(A) The same sample with a reasonable time gap
(B) Two different samples with a time gap
(C) Two different samples without a time gap
(D) The same sample without a time gap

33. What is/are true about the performance type of psychological test ?
I. Basically, it is a measure of motor coordination.
II. It is a measure of cognitive performance.
(A) I only
(B) II only
(C) I and II both
(D) Neither I nor II
34. Which form of learning is not immediately express in an overt response and it occurs without obvious reinforcement ?
(A) Latent learning
(B) Instrumental learning
(C) Observational learning
(D) Continuous learning

35. Read the following statements that follow and choose the correct sequence in which they occur :
In brain imaging using PET :
(1) Red shows highest activity, followed by yellow, green then blue
(2) Radioactive substance is injected into blood
(3) Highly active brain areas absorb more substance
(4) Positrons emitted by radioactive substance are captured by scanner
(A) (2) (3) (4) (1)
(B) (3) (4) (1) (2)
(C) (1) (2) (4) (3)
(D) (4) (1) (3) (2)

36. A very brief memory created in a split-second sight is called ……….. .
(A) A double take
(B) Eidetic imagery
(C) Short-term memory
(D) Photographic imagery

37. Following are the statements of Assertion and Reason. Answer them with the help of the following codes :
Assertion (A) : Neurons cannot fire during absolute refractory period
Reason (R) : A neuron can release only one neurotransmitter
Codes :
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and R is the correct explanation for (A)
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation for (A)
(C) (A) is true but (R) is false
(D) (A) is false but (R) is true

38. Which of the following alternatives is true for the statements of Assertion and Reasoning ?
Assertion (A) : In a study, the probability of obtaining an average height greater than 6 feet was assigned the same value for samples of 1000, 100 and 10 men.
Reason (R) : Representativeness heuristic resulting in insensitivity other aspects of situation to evaluate probability of particular result in a sample.
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, (R) is false
(D) (A) is false, (R) is true

39. Triadic reciprocal determinism is postulated by :
(A) May
(B) Bandura
(C) Rotter
(D) Skinner

40. An overoptimistic view and underestimation of time needed to complete a task is called ………… .
(A) Procrastination
(B) Planning fallacy
(C) Over aspiration
(D) Optimism bias

41. Which of the following is ‘‘inferential processes that expand knowledge in the face of uncertainty ?’’
(A) Induction
(B) Deduction
(C) Ideation
(D) Creativity

42. Who among the following is considered as a founder of social psychology ?
(A) Carl Jung
(B) William Wundt
(C) Alfred Adler
(D) Kurt Lewin

43. Adler and Horney all disagreed with Freud over his emphasis on the importance of :
(A) Sex and aggression
(B) Unconscious motivation
(C) Psychosexual stages
(D) Cultural influences

44. Which condition causes a general loss of knowledge for all concepts ?
(A) Semantic impairment
(B) Semantic dementia
(C) Conceptual dementia
(D) Monoamine deterioration

45. Recurrent periods of prolonged sleep with intervening normal sleep, apathy, irritability, confusion, delusion, hallucinations, and memory difficulties is called :
(A) Stockholm syndrome
(B) Folie à deux
(C) Klein Levine syndrome
(D) Turner syndrome

46. The innate or fixed by inheritance tendencies to perform relatively specific sequences of behaviour is known as :
(A) Instinct
(B) Drive
(C) Arousal
(D) Incentives

47. Defining the good life in terms of personal happiness is the general thrust of ………….. view of wellbeing.
(A) Hedonic
(B) Eudaimonic
(C) Materialistic
(D) Narscistic

48. When individuals engage in a full day of activities and maintain a level of productivity to age successful, this theory is known as ……………….. .
(A) The disengagement theory
(B) The activity theory
(C) The acceptance theory
(D) The continuity theory

49. The major purpose of indigenization is :
(A) To replace western knowledge
(B) To formulate Indian Psychology
(C) To develop more culturally grounded and locally useful forms of knowledge
(D) To develop administrative system

50. Who rejected the existence of the soul as a metaphysical substance ?
(1) Buddhism
(2) Hinduism
(3) Sufism
Codes :
(A) (1) only
(B) (1) and (2)
(C) (2) only
(D) (1) and (3)