Psychology IAS Mains Question Paper 2022

Psychology IAS Mains Question Paper 2022:

There are Eight questions divided into Two Sections. Candidate has to attempt Five questions in all. Questions no. 1 and 5 are compulsory and out of the remaining, any Three are to be attempted choosing at least One question from each section.

Psychology IAS Mains Question Paper- I

Section- A:

1:- Answer the following in about 150 words each: (10 x 5 = 50)
(a) Describe the applications of psychological principles in managing drug abuse in adolescents.
(b) What are values? What strategies can be used in fostering value of equality in early childhood? Discuss.
(c) Discuss the role of artificial intelligence in dealing with mental health problems.
(d) How can parents use reinforcement contingencies to manage their children’s aggressive behaviour?
(e) Illustrate the role of hypothesis in psychological research.

2:- (a) State the assumptions and merits of two-way ANOVA. Explain the applications of the same in psychological research with an appropriate example. (20)
(b) Discuss language acquisition at different stages of development in the light of the theories of Skinner and Chomsky. (15)
(c) What do you understand by physical indicators of emotion? How are they relevant in polygraph test? (15)

3:- (a) Is problem solving a psychological process? Illustrate your answer with the steps and methods involved in problem solving. Differentiate between human and computerized problem solving. (20)
(b) Discuss the contribution of structuralism and functionalism in shaping psychology as a discipline. (15)
(c) Is sleep a conscious phenomenon? Illustrate different states of sleep and explain the functions and role it serves in human life. (15)

4:- (a) Can human beings be fully functioning and self-actualized? Evaluate it from humanistic and psychoanalytic perspectives of personality. (20)
(b) Compare and contrast naturalistic observation and laboratory-based observation as methods of psychological research. Can they be reconciled? Discuss. (15)
(c) Discuss the levels of processing model and highlight its relevance for explaining individual differences in memory. (15)

Section- B:

5:- Answer the following in about 150 words each: (10 x 5 = 50)
(a) Discuss the significance of single blind-double blind procedures for establishing soundness of an experiment.
(b) How do psychologists conceptualize creativity? Explain the confluence approach to creativity.
(c) Do we need 16 factors to describe human personality? Illustrate your answer in the light of big five-factor theory of personality.
(d) Discuss the techniques to assess patients with memory disorders.
(e) “Emotional competency is more important than intellectual competency.” Discuss in the context of schoolchildren.

6:- (a) Explain the nature of human attitudes. How is the knowledge of attitude change process helpful in bringing religious harmony in the Indian context? Discuss. (20)
(b) Nurturing social · intelligence at early developmental stages can play a critical role in conflict resolution at later stages. Explain with the help of examples. (15)
(c) Is there perception without sensation? Evaluate critically in the light of empirical evidences. (15)

7:- (a) Is intelligence a univariate or multivariate concept? Discuss in the light of Spearman’s and J. P. Das’s theories of intelligence. (20)
(b) What principles of perceptual organization are useful for air traffic controllers? Also, indicate how they use each of them. (15)
(c) Evaluate the developmental challenges faced during midlife transitions across gender in the Indian context. (15)

8:- (a) “Learning occurs not only through conditioning but also from our observations of others.” Discuss this statement from children’s point of view. What are the pros and cons of observational learning for children? (20)
(b) Discuss the factors involved in ethnolinguistic vitality in the Indian context. (15)
(c) Compare and contrast the concepts of intelligence, emotional intelligence and social intelligence. How can they contribute in the making of an effective civil servant? Discuss. (15)

Psychology IAS Mains Question Paper- II

Section- A:

1:- Answer the following in about 150 words each: (10 x 5 = 50)
(a) In the light of research, discuss various ways to enhance cognitive skills of the gifted children.
(b) Some measures can be reliable but not valid. Illustrate with relevant examples.
(c) Explain how power and politics go hand-in-hand.
(d) What is community psychology? Mention few skills and qualities a community psychologist should have.
(e) What are different criteria for labelling abnormal behaviour?

2:- (a) Discuss the various strategies necessary for rehabilitation of mentally ill Indian youth. (15)
(b) Discuss the challenges to mental health of Indian youth. As a psychologist, suggest ways to foster their mental health. (15)
(c) Describe the instrumental role of biology, conditioning, cognition and stress in developing anxiety disorder. (20)

3:- (a) With reference to the general scenario of our country, elaborate the significance of ‘out of school’ vocational guidance. Which special strategies should be used for it? (15)
(b) Discuss uses, misuses and limitations of psychological tests in clinical setting. (20)
(c) Why is selection considered to be a process of infusion of fresh blood in the organisation? Discuss the steps involved in employee selection. (15)

4:- (a) Discuss important concepts of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy along with its applications. (15)
(b) Discuss the major limitations of the aged having cognitive problems. Mention strategies used to improve their psycho-social health. (15)
(c) How can community psychologists bring positive social change in order to address mental health and well-being in society? Explain with suitable examples. (20)

Section- B:

5:- Answer the following in about 150 words each: (10 x 5 = 50)
(a) Explain the concept of social integration citing suitable examples.
(b) Discuss the ill effects of Internet addiction among adolescents. Suggest intervention for arresting the same.
(c) Discuss the characteristics of entrepreneurial behaviour.
(d) Throw light on negative impact of technological growth in our real life.
(e) Which principles of psychology are helpful for developing team spirit in sportspersons?

6:- (a) Critically examine the numerous innovations and programmes of the Government in educating and motivating disadvantaged children towards their development. (15)
(b) Discuss nature and psychological consequences of sexual harassment of women at workplace. Suggest different behavioural patterns to overcome it. (20)
(c) Media is one of the key factors in promoting pro-social or anti-social behaviour. Defend your point of view. (15)

7:- (a) Elaborate the effects of mass media on emotional health and values of youth in our culture. (15)
(b) Discuss how environment, culture and socio-economic relationships play an important role to meet the needs of disadvantaged children. (15)
(c) Explore causal factors of social conflicts and suggest methods of resolution. (20)

8:- (a) How does advertising help people to buy intelligently and enable them to take a step in the direction of a higher standard of living? Critically examine. (15)
(b) Discuss pollution and crowding as agents of psycho-social and physical problems. Cite few problems and recommend remedial strategies. (20)
(c) Discuss Gender Schema Theory and describe its contribution in explaining the personality of a housewife in a traditional family. (15)

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Download Psychology IAS Mains Question Paper 2022: Paper- I and Paper- II

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