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PPSC PSYCHOLOGIST (BS-17) Past papers
PPSC PSYCHOLOGIST (BS-17) Past papers

PPSC PSYCHOLOGIST (BS-17) Past papers

PPSC PSYCHOLOGIST (BS-17) Past papers

1) The term phenomenology refers to:
a) A science of perception
b) Detailed analysis of our sensations
c) “Native” description of our immediate experience
d) Scientific study of “queer” occurrences
e) None of these

2) The degree of concentration or dilution of color is known as its:
a) Brightness
b) Hue
c) Saturation
d) Volume
e) None of these

3) Differences in perception among species depend upon:
a) Habitat
b) Complexity of nervous system
c) Receptor mechanism
d) All of the above 
e) None of these

4) Psychophysics is the study of the relationship between:
a) Sensory attributes and physical energy
b) Perception and physiological process
c) Psychology and physics
d) None of these

5) The concept of adaptation was introduced by:
a) Brown
b) Helson
c) Wertheimer
d) Kohler
e) None of these

6) Convergence of the eyes in controlled primarily by:
a) Extrinsic muscle of the eye
b) Curvature of lens
c) Ciliary muscle of eye
d) Muscles of iris
e) None of these

7) Factors predisposing an individual toward feeling of jealousy include:
a) Self-hate
b) Insecurity in self-conception
c) Lack of intensity in feeling of love
d) All of the above
e) None of these

8) The so-called primary emotion includes:
a) Pain, fear, hate, love
b) Shame, guilt, anger, grief
c) Joy, fear, anger, grief
d) All of the above
e) None of these

9) Coping behavior is:
a) Often unconscious
b) A form of habitual behavior
c) Always goal-directed
d) Usually carried out directly
e) None of these

10) Deficiency motivation is to abundance motivation as:
a) Desire is to need
b) Innate is to learned
c) Primary is to secondary
d) Need is to desire
e) None of these

11) The concept of homeostasis most closely associated with the name:
a) Richter
b) Cannon
c) Levin
d) Warden
e) None of these

12) McClelland’s method of measuring the achievement motive made use of:
a) Self-ratings
b) Fantasy
c) Person’s estimates of level of aspiration
d) Activity level
e) None of these

13) Sources of frustration include:
a) Environmental lacks
b) Environmental obstacles
c) Incompatibles motives
d) All of the above
e) None of these

14) The “local” stimulus theory of hunger is associated with the name of:
a) Cannon
b) Beach
c) Ingram
d) Anderson
e) None of these

15) The Cannon-Bard theory of emotions emphasis the role of the:
a) Skeletal muscles
b) Thalamus and hypothalamus
c) Hormonal system
d) All of the above
e) None of these

16) An insufficient supply of thyroid hormone can result in:
a) Increased metabolic rate
b) Cretinism
c) Increased emotionality
d) None of these

17) The so-called “master gland” which helps control the activities of various ductless glands is the:
a) Adrenal medulla
b) Thyroid
c) Anterior pituitary
d) Gonad
e) None of these

18) The term “reinforcement” refers to the pairing of:
a) CS and US
b) CR and UR
c) US and UR
d) CS and CR
e) None of these

19) One of the following is not a method of measuring retention:
a) Recognition
b) Relearning
c) Recall
d) Reminiscence
e) None of these

20) When new acquisitions improve retention of the old, we speak of:
a) Positive transfer
b) Negative transfer
c) Reproductive facilitation
d) Reproductive interference
e) None of these

Paper II

1)

1) The social distance scale is mainly a measure of:
a) Ethnic attitude
b) Cohesiveness of a group
c) Upward social mobility
d) Social class differences
e) None of these

2) A person has attitudes towards:
a) All possible objects
b) All objects which are perceived by him
c) All objects which exist in his own life-space
d) None of these

3) So-called “functional” and “organic” psychoses are:
a) Really both functional in origin
b) Really both organic in origin
c) Clearly differentiated as to origin
d) Not clearly distinguishable

4) Which one of the following is not listed as a classification of psychoneurosis?
a) Phobic reactions
b) Conversion reactions
c) Neurasthenic reactions
d) Delusional reactions
e) None of these

5) Psychoneurosis tends to be:
a) Severe than the psychoses
b) Milder than neuroses
c) Milder than psychoses
d) About the same severity as the psychoses
e) None of these

6) In essence the defense mechanisms are:
a) Defense against anxiety
b) Ways of convincing others of one’s rightness
c) Escape reactions
d) Conscious self-deception
e) None of these

7) The Thematic Apperception Test is a:
a) Situational test
b) Performance test
c) Projective test
d) Personality inventory
e) None of these

8) Psychosomatic disorders are best illustrated by:
a) Asthma caused by anxiety
b) Neurotic anxiety
c) Insomnia
d) Over-eating
e) None of these

9) Dependence, passivity and greediness are regarded as traits found in the so-called:
a) Anal character
b) Phallic stage
c) Genital stage
d) Oral character
e) None of these

10) Probably the most insidious form of defense mechanism is:
a) Reaction formation
b) Defensive identification
c) Projection
d) Withdrawal
e) None of these

11) Endomorphy is to eetomorphy as:
a) Love of comfort is to social inhabitation
b) Social inhabitation is to love of comfort
c) Love of comfort is to need for action
d) Need for action is to social inhabitation
e) None of these

12) Personality inventories are:
a) Subjectively scored
b) Objectively scored
c) Always scored on a priori basis
d) Always scored on an empirical basis
e) None of these

13) The difficulty with type theories of personality is that they are:
a) Too simple
b) Too contradictory
c) Too arbitrary
d) All of these
e) None of these

14) The concept of introversion and extroversion was advanced by:
a) Spranger
b) Kretshmer
c) Jaensch
d) Jung
e) None of these

15) The term “germ cell” when used in genetics refers to:
a) Somatic cells
b) Body cells
c) Ova and sperm cells
d) Both (a) and (b)
e) None of these

16) The overall bodily and mental growth curves for man:
a) Diverge at puberty age
b) Run parallel course
c) Show drop at puberty age
d) Both (a) and (b)
e) None of these

17) As the individual continues his growth after birth, the neural cell in his brain:
a) Change their chemical composition
b) Increase in number
c) Both (a) and (b)
d) None of these

18) With the onset of puberty, the rate of growth of:
a) All bodily organs slow down
b) Intellectual development slows down
c) Both (a) and (b)
d) Neither (a) and (b)

19) To mark the onset and termination of adolescence:
a) Physiological measures are usually used for both boys and girls
b) Physiological measures are usually used for girls but not for boys
c) Physiological measures are usually used for the onset but not for the end
d) Physiological measurements are usually used for both boys and girls

20) The prototype of the modern intelligence test for children was first developed by:
a) Stanford
b) Terman
c) Binet
d) Wechsler
e) None of these



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