NTS Psychology MCQs Past Papers

NTS Important Notes 
1-The child’s increasing skill at using his muscles is due chiefly to:
a. Maturation
b. Learning
c. Pushing by parents
d. An opportunity to exercise
e. None of these

2-The stage of prenatal development during which the developing organism is most vulnerable to injury is the:
a. Zygotic stage
b. Germinal stage
c. Fetal stage
d. Embryonic stage
e. None of these

3-Which of the following is part of the psychosocial domain?
a. Motor skills
b. Memory
c. Judgment
d. Style of behaving
e. None of these

4-It would be more accurate to say that maturation:
a. Can be delayed by illness or poor nutrition
b. Is dramatically accelerated by good nutrition
c. Is greatly accelerated by good health care and delayed by illness
d. Is not affected by any environmental factors because it is genetic
e. None of these

5-The first two weeks of life are referred to as:
a. The period of infancy
b. The preoperational stage
c. Early childhood
d. The neonatal period
e. None of these

6-An individual becomes a member of social group through the process of:
a. Aging
b. Socialization
c. Learning
d. Maturation
e. None of these

7-When a researcher tests several groups of people at the same time each group at a different age, he is conducting a(n) ______ study.
a. Observational
b. Longitudinal
c. Cross-sectional
d. Sequential
e. None of these

8-Piaget’s stage for infancy is:
a. Concrete operations
b. Formal operation
c. Preoperational thought
d. Sensory motor thoughts
e. None of these

9-Job satisfaction is enhanced by tasks that are:
a. Challenging but not overwhelming
b. Very easy to accomplish
c. Overwhelming and rewarding
d. Unrelated to one’s personal needs
e. None of these

10-Basic characteristics of tasks that result in social loafing is that they are:
a. Additive
b. Subtractive
c. Multiplicative
d. Negative
e. None of these

11-The process by which a trained professional uses psychological methods to help people with psychological problem is known as:
a. Psychiatry
b. Psychoanalysis
c. Psychotherapy
d. Psychosurgery
e. None of these

12-Albert Ellis and Aron Beck are names associated with the ____ therapy approach.
a. Gestalt
b. Cognitive
c. Behavioral
d. Phenomenological
e. None of these

13-An affective disorder in which a person swings from one mood extreme to another is classified as:
a. Manic
b. Depressive
c. Unipolar
d. Bipolar
e. None of these

14-The leading cause of mental retardation is believed to be:
a. Fetal alcohol syndrome
b. Organic brain syndrome
c. Environmental factors
d. Inherited traits
e. None of these

15-People who consistently come up with _____ explanations of events are more prone to depression.
a. Overly optimistic
b. Pessimistic
c. Delusional
d. dysthemic
e. None of these

16-According to Piaget the process of building mental representation of the world through direct interaction with it is:
a. Adaptation
b. Egocentrism
c. metacognition
d. Conservation
e. None of these

17-Intelligence can be defined as:
a. Knowledge of a great many facts
b. The ability to get good grades in school
c. The ability to think abstractly and learn from experience
d. All the factors that make one person different from another
e. None of these

18-When people are _____ they have lost touch with reality.
a. Manic
b. Neurotic
c. Psychotic
d. Psychopathic
e. None of these

19-Which of the following clinical procedures are based, in part on classical conditioning?
a. Transference
b. Systematic desensitization
c. Token economy
d. Two chair technique
e. None of these

20-Illnesses that seem to result from an interaction of physical and psychological factors are called:
a. Hysterical
b. Psychosomatic
c. Somatic
d. Conversion disorder
e. None of these


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