NET Sample Paper of Psychology

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1. We sometimes attempt to solve problems by applying the techniques that worked in similar situations in the past. What type of method are we using ?
(A) Trial and error
(B) Analogy
(C) Algorithms
(D) Heuristics

2. The fact that a nearer object may obscure a more distant object from the view is due to :
(A) Figure and ground
(B) Proximity
(C) Interposition
(D) Closure

3. Match List-I with List-II and indicate your answer with the help of codes given below :
List – I (Phenomenon)
List – II (Psychologist)
p. Learned helplessness 1. Bandura
q. Cognitive map 2. Seligman
r. Observational learning 3. Wolpe
s. Systematic desensitization

4. Tolman Codes : p q r s

(A) 2 4 1 3

(B) 3 4 2 1

(C) 1 3 4 2

(D) 4 2 3 1
4. In a 3 × 4 contingency table, using chi-square test, the degrees of freedom associated with the chisquare will be :
(A) 12 (B) 9
(C) 7 (D) 6

5. Read each of the following two statements – Assertion (A) and Reason (R) and indicate your answer using the codes below :

Assertion (A) : In Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS), forced choice format is used.
Reason (R) : Forced choice format reduces acquiescence response set. Codes :
(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) (A) is false but (R) is true.
6. Why do individuals with high need for achievement quit early when faced by very difficult task ?
(A) Get tired easily
(B) Have poor perseverance
(C) Have high anxiety
(D) Have high need for efficiency

7. Assertion (A) : According to R. B. Cattell, source traits are important in the understanding of personality.
Reason (R) : Oblique rotation is used for uncovering source traits. Codes :
(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) (A) is false but (R) is true
9. Which of the following represents the Tetrad equation as given by Spearman ?
(A) r12 × r34 = r14 × r23
(B) r13 × r24 = r14 × r23
(C) r14 × r23 = r13 × r24
(D) All of these
10. What among the following define a problem space ?
1. An initial state
2. A goal state
3. A set of operations
(A) 1, 3 (B) 1, 2
(C) 2, 3 (D) 1, 2, 3
11. A generalized picture or model of an object or event, learned in the past and stored in memory, is :
(A) perceptual constancy
(B) memory trace
(C) prototype
(D) cognitive map
12. Assertion (A) : We are able to recognize the similarity and differences of two objects.
Reason (R) : Dissociable subsystems operate simultaneously in each cerebral hemisphere. Codes:
(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

13. What is the correct sequence of events given below ?
1. Releasing of neurotransmitters
2. Post synaptic potential
3. Binding on receptor sites
4. Synthesis of neurotransmitters
Codes :
(A) 1 2 3 4
(B) 4 3 2 1
(C) 4 1 3 2
(D) 2 4 1 3
14. Assertion (A) : The amplitude of the action potential in a neuron does not go beyond + 40 mV.
Reason (R) : Neurons function on “all or none” basis. Codes :
(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) (A) is false but (R) is true
15. A man reflects his anger from his boss to his child, is an example of :
(A) Projection
(B) Reaction Formation
(C) Displacement
(D) Regression
16. Speed and power tests can be distinguished on the basis of :
1. Time limit
2. Difficulty level
3. Verbal/Non-verbal content Codes :
(A) 1 and 2
(B) 1 and 3
(C) 2 and 3
(D) 1, 2 and 3
17. Natural concepts are based on :
(A) prototypes
(B) a set of rules/properties
(C) schemas
(D) propositions

18. Match List-I with List-II and indicate your answer using the codes given below :
List – I(Presentation of reinforcement)
List – II (Type ofreinforcement)
p. An unpleasant stimulus is presented to decrease behaviour
1. Positive reinforcement
q. An unpleasant stimulus is removed to increase behaviour
2. Negative reinforcement
r. A pleasant stimulus is presented to increase behaviour
3. Positive punishment
s. A pleasant stimulus is removed to decrease behaviour
4. Negative punishment Codes :p q r s
(A) 1 2 3 4
(B) 2 3 4 1
(C) 4 1 3 2
(D) 3 2 1 4
19. Short term memory is capable of holding approximately how many items of unrelated information ?
(A) one
(B) two to four
(C) five to nine
(D) ten to twelve
20. Learning of fears is best explained by :
(A) Operant conditioning
(B) Classical conditioning
(C) Observational learning
(D) Latent learning
21. Choose the correct sequence of emergence of the following theories of emotion :
1. James – Lange
2. Cannon – Bard
3. Schachter and Singer
4. Darwin
(A) 1 3 2 4
(B) 4 3 2 1
(C) 4 1 2 3
(D) 1 2 3 4

2. What is true of drives ?
1. Internal states
2. Aroused by tension
3. Underlying need
4. Guided by external stimuli
(A) 1, 2 and 4
(B) 1, 2 and 3
(C) 2, 3 and 4
(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4
23. Intellectual functioning is mainly in the domain of which lobe of the Cortex ?
(A) Occipital lobe
(B) Frontal lobe
(C) Parietal lobe
(D) Temporal lobe
24. A nerve cell that responds to a vertical line but not to horizontal line is an example of
(A) linear perspective system
(B) feature detector
(C) pattern analyser
(D) selection and organization process
25. The visual signals from each retina reach striate cortex via which of the following ?
(A) Lateral geniculate nucleus
(B) Medical geniculate nucleus
(C) Infero-temporal cortex
(D) Posterior parietal cortex
26. Observational learning involves :
1. Attention and retention
2. Attention and Reinforcement
3. Production processes and motivation
4. Reinforcement and motivation
(A) 1 and 3 only
(B) 2 and 4 only
(C) 3 and 4 only
(D) 1 and 2 only

27. Which of the following factors reduce the accuracy of eyewitness testimony ?
1. Suggestibility
2. Source monitoring errors
3. Interference
4. Decay of memory traces
5. Illusion of out group homogeneity Codes :
(A) 1, 2 and 3
(B) 1, 3 and 4
(C) 1, 2 and 5
(D) 2, 3 and 5
28. Microsleep occurs mainly due to one of the following :
(A) Sleep disorder
(B) Drugged state
(C) Sleep deprivation
(D) Dreaming state
29. Self-Efficacy is
(A) A person’s mental model of his or her ability and attitudes.
(B) A generalised evaluative attitude toward the self that influences both moods and behaviour
(C) The process by which a person comes to know or perceive the personal attributes
(D) A set of beliefs that one can perform adequately in a particular situation.
30. Which one of the following is a product in Guilford’s model ?
(A) Evaluation
(B) Cognition
(C) Transformation
(D) Symbols

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3 Responses to NET Sample Paper of Psychology

  1. diya mukherjee says:

    this sample paper will help you to understand the pattern of psycology paper. Practising this paper will be of much help to score good

  2. this is informative post.

  3. Pallavi sinha says:

    these question will help you during last day revision and practice……..

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