Test-4: Full Length Mock Test Paper 2 Set 2 (Examrace IAS Mains Psychology Optional-Test Series 2018)

Max Marks: 250

Total Time: 3 Hrs



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  1. There are EIGHT questions divided in two sections.

  2. Candidate has to attempt FIVE questions in all.

  3. Questions 1 and 5 are compulsory, and out of the remaining, THREE are to be attempted choosing at least ONE question from each Section.

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Section -A

1. (a) What do you understand by the notion of “fulfilling oneself and doing the best one is capable of doing”? (10 marks)

(b) How would you define psychological dependency on drugs? (10 marks)

(c) Discuss in short client-centred approaches towards drug rehabilitation. (10 marks)

(d) What are the problems in the assessment of achievement motivation? (10 marks)

(e) Write a short note on the role of HR in information technology. (10 marks)

2. (a) What do you understand by consumer psychology? Are there any cultural differences in the prevalence of appeals through advertisements? Explain with the help of suitable examples. (20 marks)

(b) “Emotion is the cognitive interpretation of a physiological response.” Explain with the help of suitable examples. (15 marks)

(c) Are the origins of narcissism a defence against early deprivations or the product of overvaluation? How is narcissism expressed in a collectivist culture? (15 marks)

3. (a) Have there been any changes in Media portrayal of gender roles with changing times? Discuss the role of media in shaping gender stereotypes. (25 marks)

(b) What has been the impact of new technologies on work stress? How would you minimize the negative effects of IT implementation in your organization? (25 marks)

4. (a) What are the guiding principles behind the movement of deinstitutionalization? (25 marks)

(b) Discuss the role of cultural differences in the interpretation of projective tests. (25 marks)

Section -B

5. Answer any three of the following below:

a) Compare transformational and transactional leadership in organization. (20 marks)

(b) What are the techniques to improve memory for better academic achievements? (10 marks)

(c) Explain the challenges of managing gender biasness in Indian society. (10 marks)

(d) Express your views on the idea of “son meta preference” in India. (10 marks)

6. (a) “The entrepreneur may be driven not only by economic motives but also by psychological motives like the desire to innovate and create new products.” Explain in the context of cross – cultural differences in entrepreneurial activity. (30 marks)

(b) Discuss the psychological consequences of recent developments in IT, with respect to social and cognitive development. (20 marks)

7. (a) Can acknowledging someone’s emotions and making him aware of basic complexes in itself be sufficient for a successful treatment? Discuss with the help of relevant examples. (20 marks)

(b) How, through what process, and under what conditions the individual succumbs to the group conformity? What are the limitations of traditional approaches to conformity? Evaluate. (30 marks)

8. (a) Do people who have the most rewarding and satisfying relationships with their loved one suffer the most following the loved one’s death? Or is it those with conflictual or ambivalent relationship who experience the most distress following the loss of a loved one? Substantiate your answer. (25 marks)

(b) What are the psychological problems faced by law enforcement agencies and other emergency service providers while dealing with terrorist attack? Suggest a plan for emergency responders and their organizations to build resilience. (25 marks)