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Psychology, Paper-1
Time Allowed: 3 Hours Max. Marks: 100
Note: Attempt Five questions in all, including question No. 8 which is compulsory. All questions
carry equal marks.

All of our thoughts, feelings and behavior can ultimately be traced to the activity of
neurons. Discuss.

It is believed that learning is any relatively permanent change in behavior, capability or


attitude that is acquired through experience. How far do you agree with it? Discuss with
reference to the theories of learning.

Elucidate this type of motive where the person is strongly motivated with the desire to
perform an act to gain a reward or to avoid undesirable consequences.

Discuss the major determinants of sensations.

Amongst the theories of personality, which theory explains the long lasting effects on
individuals personality? Discuss.

Discuss hoe political attitudes are formed, with specific reference of our cultural scenario.

Write short notes on two of the followings:


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Endocrine disorder

Ethnicity

Growing rate of suicide in Pakistan

Socialization process

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Psychology, Paper-1

Time Allowed: 3 Hours Max. Marks: 100


Note: Attempt Five questions in all, including question No. 8 which is compulsory. All questions
carry equal marks.

1. Critically evaluate different schools and systems of psychology. Discuss their scientific status
in contemporary psychology.
2. Describe central and peripheral nervous system and their impact on human behavior.
3. How would you define learning? Also compare and contrast different views about
reinforcement. In your option which one is significant? Give reasons.
4. In what ways biogenic motives differ with sociogenic motives? Support your views in the light
of theoretical and experimental researches conducted recently.
5. Explain what takes place in the perceptual process once the information from the situation is
received by the individual.
6. Critically examine the theories of prejudice with special reference to social learning, and
motivational approaches. Also suggest two social psychological techniques for reducing various
aspects of prejudice and stereotyping.
7. Discuss nature of groups. Also explain riots, and social loafing.
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COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN B.P.S. 17 UNDER
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2002
Psychology, Paper-1

Time Allowed: 3 Hours Max. Marks: 100


Note: Attempt Five questions in all, including question No. 8 which is compulsory. All
questions carry equal marks.
1. How did behaviorism differ from earlier schools of psychology? What were the main
objections of Gestalt Psychologists about behaviorism?
2. What is the endocrine system? Discuss the role of various hormones in regulating
normal human development.
3. How is Shaping used to condition a new response? In what ways principles of
operant conditioning can be used for improving educational techniques?
4. Elucidate the differences between biogenic and sociogenic motives. How does
Maslows hierarchy of Motives explain the relative standing of these motives? Give
examples.

5. What are the main determinants of perception? Explain the effects of learning and
motivation on perception.
6. Critically evaluate Freuds theory of personality development.
7. Write short notes on any TWO of the following.
Formation of opinions and attitudes
Prejudice
International tension
Group norms
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Psychology, Paper-1

Time Allowed: 3 Hours Max. Marks: 100


Note: Attempt Five questions in all, including question No. 8 which is compulsory. All
questions carry equal marks.
1. What makes Structuralism stand out as different from other schools and how it fits in
recent rends in Psychology? Discuss.
2. Describe and explain the role of peripheral nervous system in determining the overt
behavior of an organism.
3. Give a comprehensive account of primary (major) and secondary parameters for
including a desired response through Conditioning.
4. Describe how and what secondary motives determine ones source of action in
practical life.
5. Elucidates determinants of perception (any 5 out of listed 7) lodged within the
individual alone.
6. Describe the role of socio-cultural factors in the development of personality.
7. How Prejudices are formed/ what role media can play in minimizing the hostile
feelings? Discuss.

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Psychology, Paper-1
Time Allowed: 3 Hours Max. Marks: 100
Note: Attempt Five questions in all, including question No. 8 which is compulsory. All questions
carry equal marks.
1. Describe the aims and methods of Structuralism and Functionalism.
2. Name and define the three major subdivisions of Brain and describe their functions.
3. Compare and contrast the principles of Operant and Classical conditioning and describe the
impact of classical conditioning on everyday life.
4. How attitudes are formed? Discuss the role of learning and direct experience in formation of
attitudes.
5. Critically evaluate the theories of emotions.
6. Define Personality. Discuss in detail different type of personality tests.
7. Define perceptual constancy. Explain the influences that allow us to perceive constant size,
shape and brightness.
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THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2005
Psychology, Paper-1
Time Allowed: 3 Hours Max. Marks: 100
Note: Attempt Five questions in all, including question No. 8 which is compulsory. All
questions carry equal marks.
1. Highlight and describe the main Motivational Factors which regulate the degree and
quality of Learning.
2. How do you conceptualize self actualization? What stages, according to Maslow, it
has to pass through to reach the goal? Discuss
3. What is meant by Determinants of Perception? Describe at least 5 out of 8 such major
factors.

4. Describe the role of Home and School Environment in shaping of ones personality.
5. What is implied by the process of Socialization? Enumerate and describe the impact of
major agents of Social Change.
6. Comment on recent trends in Psychology as viewed by Behaviorists.
7. What is Group Dynamics? Describe the role, in your opinion, it can play in diffusing
the tension at national and international level. Discuss.

PSYCHOLOGY PAPER I 2006


1**** Comment on RECENT TRENDS IN PSYCHOLOGY, duly supported by factual
data.
2**** What is AVOIDANCE CONDITIONING? Describe as to how, if at all, this can be
used to reduce the alarming rate of road accidents.
3**** Give a comparative account of various theories of MOTIVATION.
4**** Highlight and describe the role of SUBJECTIVE and OBJECTIVE factors in the
perception of objects in space.
5**** What is SOCIALIZATION? Can the process of monitored socialization help to
reduce the sectarian / ethnic group feelings? Discuss.
6**** Describe the determining role of various factors in the development and
grooming of PERSONALITY.
7**** Write short notes on any TWO of the following:
(a) Group Solidarity
(b) Role of ENDOCRINE GLAND in human body.
(c) Probability Learning
PSYCHOLOGY PAPER 1(2007)
1. Define Psychology, give its scope and write in brief about various schools of
Psychology.
2. Write down the function of central and peripheral nervous system, and briefly give
the structure and function of cell.
3. Describe the significance of learning in life of an individual referring to different
theories of learning.
4. Define Motivation. List the various theories of Motivation and explain any one of
them.

5. Define personality. Write in detail the Psychoanalytic theory of personality.


6. Explain the process of socialization. Write down the stages involved in formation of
opinions, attitudes and prejudice
7. What is group dynamics? Write down the structure and function of Group referring
to the group norms.
PART II 2008
0000000000045*+1/111111111Q-2 What are the major approaches or perspectives
in modern psychology?
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Q-3 Identify and describe the major structures and functions of hind brain, mid brain
and fore brain.
Q-4 Explain how a person's needs, beliefs, emotions and expectations can influence
his or her perceptions?
Q-5 Differentiate between motivation and emotions. Critically evaluate different
theories of emotions
Q-6 Describe the process of classical conditioning and recognize the principles in real
life situations.
Q-7 Define attitude. Discuss the relationship between attitude and behaviour.
Q-8 Write short notes on any two of the following:
(a) Personality Tests (b) Socialization (c) Reinforcement (d) Endocrine System
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ATTEMPT ANY FOUR QUESTIONS
PAPER I
Q2: Define psychology and describe in brief about various schools of psychology
Q3: describe the development of Nervous System with special refrence on the central
nervous system
Q4: Introduce the various theories of learning and Explain the concepts of classical
conditioning.
Q5: describe the nature of Emotions in reflection to different approaches for
understanding Emotions.

Q6: list the various theories of personality and write about the best one in detail.
Q7: write down the components that comprise attitudes, specially in reflection to the
cognitive and affective reactions to social Events.
Q8 write short notes on ANY FOUR of the following :
Psychology Papers 2010

Paper I
Part Two
Attempt any four questions.
Q2. Define Psychology as a science of behavior. List various schools and systems used in
psychology.
Q3. Describe structures and function of brain emphasizing the role of neurons as a unit of
nervous system.
Q4. Differentiate between classical conditioning and operant conditioning in context of
human learning.
Q5. Describe the significance of motivation in human life referring to any one theory of
motivation.
Q6. Define perception and sensation and explain how five senses specially vision and
hearing operate.
Q7. Explain the psychoanalytic perspective of personality, giving details of Frueds
psychosexual stages of personality development.
Q8. Define any ten:
I. Psychometrics
II. Unconscious mind
III. Perceptual constancy
IV. Negative reinforcement
V. Free association
VI. Thematic apperception test
VII. Stimulus
VIII. Aggression
IX. Personality traits
X. Extinction
XI. Attitudes
XII. Altruism
XIII. Group norms
XIV. prejudice
Psychology paper css-2011
PAPER I
q.2 State the definition of psychology as a science. Show your familiarity with the scope of

Psychology.
q.3 Describe briefly the structure and functions of central nervous system.
q.4 Define learning. Discuss the principle of reinforcement as related to both classical and
operant conditioning..
q.5 Distinguish between sensation and perception. Explain determinants of perception.
q.6 Critically examine Maslows hierarchy of need theory.
q.7 Define personality. Discuss the Factors in development of personality.
Q.8 WRITE SHORT NOTES ON ANY 4 OF THE FOLLOWING:5+5+5+5
Homeostasis
Frustration and Conflict
Prejudice
Endocrine system
Group norms
Personality test
Socialization
Inter group tension