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Question 95

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Is antisocial personality a deviant behaviour? Elucidate. (Paper II)

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Psychopathic Personality

  • Psychopaths are matter of discussion from the very early times itself. Initially it was controversial about psychopath՚s symptoms, that is, whether they were to be considered as people with mental illness or separate group in the society. Presently, studies have proved that psychopath is a personality disorder.
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Question 96

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Explain the psychological, socio-cultural and economic consequences of belonging to a disadvantaged group. Suggest the steps to educate and motivate disadvantaged groups towards development.

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Disadvantaged Group

  • Every society has different strata. The division of people is mainly on the basis of caste, economic status, educational qualification etc. The minority groups of every society people face many problems.
    • They will not be able to live in a condition as like others live.
    • The problems faced by disadvantaged group are listed below:

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Question 97

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What is relative deprivation? Explain its consequences on adolescent behaviour in the current Indian scenario. (Paper II)

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Relative Deprivation

  • Relative deprivation is a concept in social psychology developed by Samuel Stouffer.
    • Relative deprivation is the belief that a person will feel deprived or entitled to something based on the comparison to someone else. It can be explained through an example.
    • For instance, if your parents have gifted you a latest model smart phone,…

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Question 98

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Explain the effects of rapid scientific and technological growth on environmental degradation. Discuss the role of psychologists in reducing environmental degradation. (Paper II)

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Rapid Scientific and Technological Growth on Environmental Degradation

  • Human have invented many things, which made his life easy and smooth. But the scientific advancement and technological growth has another side too. It is helpful in one side while in another side it causes damage to nature.
    • Rapid scientific and technological growth has resulted in…

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Question 99

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Critically evaluate the role of self-report personality inventories in personnel selection. (Paper II)

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Self-Report Personality Inventories in Personnel Selection

  • A self-report inventory is a type of psychological test in which a person fills out a survey or questionnaire with or without the help of an investigator.
    • Self-report inventories often ask direct questions about personal interests, values, symptoms, behaviours, and traits or personality types…

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Question 100

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Explain how the concept of individual differences emerged and state its importance for vocational guidance. (Paper II)

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Concept of Individual Differences

  • Plato stated that “No two persons are born exactly alike; but each differs from the other in natural endowments, one being suited for one occupation and the other for another” .
    • Individual difference psychology examines how people are similar and how they differ in their thinking, feeling and behaviour.
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Question 101

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What are the psychological consequences of the fast development of information technology on adolescents? (Paper II)

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Psychological Consequences of the Fast Development of Information Technology on Adolescents

  • In the present world, technology has a significant role in human life.
  • All the generation are equally almost comfortable with technological explosion.
  • Among them adolescents are somewhat addicted to these technological innovations.
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