A-AS Level (CIE) Psychology: Specimen Questions with Answers 115 - 118 of 299

Question number: 115

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What are the factors comes under Primary Mental Abilities? (2 Marks)

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Verbal comprehension, word fluency, perceptual speed, memory, numerical ability, spatial ability and reasoning are the factors of Primary Mental Abilities (PMA)

Primary Mental Abilities

Primary Mental Abilities

Question number: 116

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What are the verbal and performance subtests of WAIS-R (Marks 4)

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Verbal subtests

  • Information

  • Comprehension

  • Memory span

  • Arithmetic

  • Similarities

  • Vocabulary

Performance subtests

  • Picture arrangement

  • Picture completion

  • Block design

  • Object assembly

  • Digit symbol

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The Full Scale

Question number: 117

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Brief about the treatment for Delirium (Marks 5)

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Treatment for Delirium

Pharmacological

  • Benzodiazepines

  • Antipsychotics

Psychosocial

  • Reassurance

  • Presence of personal objects

  • Inclusion in treatment decisions

Question number: 118

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Identify types of variables

A researcher wants to administer an intelligence test to 30 college students. After collecting information on subject’s age, gender, height, number of students, weight, career goals and socioeconomic status, the researcher administers attitude survey to all 30 subjects

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a) Discrete (Mark 2)

b) Continuous (Mark 2)

c) Categorical (Mark 2)

d) Quantitative (Mark 2)

Explanation

a. Discrete variable is a variable whose value is obtained by counting- Example Number of students in a class

b. Continuous variable is a variable whose value is obtained by measuring- Example age, height, weight etc.

c. Categorical variable is a variable whose value is obtained by following two categories- Example Gender (male and female) since it has no intrinsic ordering to the categories it comes under nominal whereas ordinal has the intrinsic ordering to its categories

Socioeconomic status is ordered into Upper, middle and lower socioeconomic status hence it comes under ordinal categorical variable.

d. Quantitative variables are the variable that can take any numerical values and represent its kind of measurement- Example age, height and weight

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