HCS psychology optional question paper 2011 Frontier IAS
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HCS psychology optional question paper 2011 

HCS-MAINS 2011 PSYCHOLOGY (Code - 18) 

Time -3 Hrs. Max. Marks -150

Note : Attempt Five Questions in all. All questions carry equal marks. Ques. No. I is compulsory. Answer two questions from Part I and two questions from Part II. The parts of same question must be answered together and must not be interposed between answers to other questions.

Q1. Write critical notes on any four ofthe following : (4 x 7.5 = 30) 

(a) What is split brain ? ls left hemisphere more intelligent than right hemisphere ?

(b) How would you explain that the characteristics of stimulus attract the attention of person ? 

(c) Who will learn faster, high anxious students or low anxious students ? Explain in the words of Hull.

(d) What do you mean by problem ? Evaluate the role of set in problem solving.

(e) What are the basic ideas behind Freud’s Psychoanalytic theory of personality ? 

(f) Can Attitude be changed ? What are the views of Festinger about attitude change ? 


(a) What is Experimental method ? Describe the general designs used in Experimental psychology. (15)

(b) Are the factors of Perceptual organization, innate or acquired ? Differentiate Gestalt and Behaviouristic approaches to perception. (15)

Q3. (a) Do motivational factors affect long term memory ? Describe the factors that affect Reminiscence. (15)

(b) Describe ‘Two-Factor’ theory of Intelligence. What is the relation between intelligence and creativity ‘? (15)

Q4. (a) Discuss the various methods of assessing human drives. (15)

(b) De?ne social role. Explain the relationship between social role and social interaction. (15)


Q5. What is meant by classi?cation of abnormal behaviour ? Describe the ?ve axes of abnormal behaviour as proposed in DSM-IV TR. (30)

Q6. What is Psychological Test ? Discuss the characteristics of a good test. How WAIS is important in psychological studies ‘? (30)

Q7. Give the meaning of Alcoholism. Describe its phases. Prepare a proposal for treatment of Alcoholism. ' (30)