Friday, April 8, 2016

Psychology MCQ test for Graduates PG in Psychology

Psychology MCQ test  for Graduates PG in Psychology
Free online MCQ Psychology
Objective question on Psychology
1. Tolman believed that information from the environment was worked over and elaborated into a tentative
pattern, indicating routes, paths and environmental relationships. Tolman was referring to
(a) Cognitive maps
(b) Mental rotation
(c) Memory traces
(d) Eidetic images

2 .............forgetting is caused by the actual decay of the memory trace.
(a) Trace-dependent
(b) Cue-dependent
(c) Loss of information
(d) None of the above

3. ___________ is a time of fast-paced change in the youngster’s ways of perceiving and interacting with the

(a) Neonatal
(c) Infancy
(d) None of the above

4. When females born with one X chromosome instead of the usual XX, it is known as
(a) Down’s syndrome
(b) Turner’s syndrome
(c) Cretinism
(d) None of the above

5. RNA contains sugar called ________
(a) Phosphate
(b) Adenine
(c) Thymine
() Ribose

6. The second breakthrough in modern genetics was the development of ultra-microscopic techniques, for
(a) Combined use of electron microscope
(ii) X-ray diffraction
(c) Psychopathology
(d) Both (a) and (b)

7 .............are partial and altered representations of what is in the world around us.
(a) Subjective organization
(b) Images
(c) Symbols
(d) None of these

8 The observation that in memory experiments using a list of items to be remembered, items at the beginning

and end of the list are remembered best, is called
(a) Primary effect
(b) Recency effect
(c) Serial-position effect
(d) None of the above the process of gaining access to stored, coded information when it is needed.
(a) Retrieval
(b) Encoding
(c) Storage
(d) None of the above

10. Jean Piaget has developed the most detailed and comprehensive theory of cognitive development and he

called the approach as
(a) Empirical
(b) Rational
(c) Genetic epistemology
(d) None of the above
11. .......involves the ability to think through a number of possible strategies or ‘experiments’ and to decide

which one will yield the most information.
(a) Reflective thinking
(b) Positive thinking
(c) Assertive thinking
(d) None of the above

12. DNA makes several kinds of RNA. They are ..........
(a) Messenger RNA
(b) Transfer RNA
(c) Communication RNA
(d) only (a) and (b)

13. The ToT phenomenon indicates
(a) Tip of the tongue phenomenon
(b) Tip of the toe phenomenon
(c) Tip of the tail phenomenon
(d) None of the above

14. Which of the following is a mechanical device for presenting items to be remembered at a constant rate of speed?
(a) Memory scheme
(b) Memory scale
(c) Memory drum
(d) Memory trumpet

15 .......refers to any discrete unit of information.
(a) Chunk
(b) Data
(c) Encoding
(d) None of the above

16. Retrieval cues and reconstructive processes
are important factors in the
(a) Storage from memory
(b) “Read-out” from memory
(c) Recognise from memory
(d) None of these

17. The memories of specific things that have .happened to a person is called
(a) Episodic memory
(b) Semantic memory
(c) Long-term memory
(d) None of the above

18. Heavy drinking over a period of years can result, through vitamin B deficits and other chemical imbalances in irreversible brain damage known as
(a) Korsakoff syndrome
(b) Senile dementia
(c) Defensive amnesea
d) None of the above

19. The recovery of childhood memories under hypnosis is an example pointing to the
(a) Permanent nature of memory
(b) Retrieval of memory
(c) Recall of memory
(d) None of the above

20. Most human characteristics are determined by many sets of genes; they are called
(a) Dominant
(b) Recessive
(c) Polygenic
(d) None of the above


1 a
2 a
3 c
4 b
5 d
6 d
7. b
8  c
9 a
10 c
11 a
12 c
13 a
14  c
15 a
16 b
17  a
18 c
19 a
20 c 

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