IGNOU MA PSYCHOLOGY

IGNOU MA PSYCHOLOGY SOLVED ASSIGNMENTS 2016

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COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, LEARNING AND MEMORY (MPC-001)
TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
(TMA)
Course Code: MPC-001
Assignment Code: MPC-001/ASST/TMA/2015-16

Marks: 100
NOTE: All questions are compulsory.
SECTION – A
Answer the following questions in 1000 words each. 3 x 15 = 45 marks
1. Discuss the specific techniques of problem solving.
2. Give an account of the theoretical background of measurement of intelligence.
3. Explain the domains of cognitive psychology.
SECTION – B
Answer the following questions in 400 words each. 5 x 5 = 25 marks
4. Explain the stages of creativity.
5. Describe the basis of classification for intelligence tests.
6. Describe the relationship between multilingualism and thinking.
7. Explain functional fixedness.
8. Discuss the contribution of Alfred Binet.
SECTION – C
Answer the following questions in 50 words each. 10 x 3 = 30 marks
9. Cognitive neuroscience
10. Hebbian learning
11. Problem space
12. Einstellung
13. Dual-system hypothesis
14. Psychobiological research
15. Top-down processing
16. Deep structure
17. Thinking aloud
18. Alzheimer’s disease

Life Span Psychology (MPC-002)
Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA)
Course Code: MPC-002
Assignment Code: MPC-002/ASST/TMA/2015-16

Marks: 100
Note: All questions are compulsory.
SECTION-A
Answer the following questions in about 1000 words each. 3 x 15=45 Marks
1. Delineate the characteristic features of development during middle adulthood and old
age.
2. Elucidate Piaget’s concept of cognitive development in middle adulthood.
3. Describe the challenges and various issues faced by an adolescent.
SECTION-B
Answer the following questions in about 400 words each. 5 x 5= 25 Marks
4. Elucidate the cognitive development during early adulthood.
5. Discuss briefly the contextual approach to development.
6. Explain family life cycle during adulthood.
7. Describe motor development during middle childhood.
8. Discuss psychosocial development during infancy.
SECTION-C
Answer the following questions in about 50 words each. 10 x 3= 30 Marks
9. Fluid intelligence
10. Resistant attachment
11. Social convoy
12. Sociometric rejection
13. Value education
14. Computer assisted instruction
15. Cerebral Palsy
16. Egocentrism in adolescence
17. Rh incompatibility
18. Prenatal development

Personality: Theories and Assessment (MPC-003)
Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA)
Course Code: MPC-003
Assignment Code: MPC-003/ASST/TMA/2015-16
Marks: 100

Note: All questions are compulsory.
SECTION-A
Answer the following questions in about 1000 words each. 3 x 15=45 Marks
1. What is personality? Discuss biological and emotional determinants of personality
development.
2. Explain Eysenck’s trait-type approach and its importance in predicting behavior.
3. Trace the history of personality assessment.
SECTION-B
Answer the following questions in about 400 words each. 5 x 5= 25 Marks
4. In light of Freud’s personality theory, discuss the concept of defense mechanism and
development of personality.
5. Discuss the concepts of reciprocal determinism and self- system.
6. Explain the process of classical conditioning.
7. How are projective tests classified? Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of projective
techniques.
8. Briefly describe NEO-PI.
SECTION-C
Answer the following questions in about 50 words each. 10 x 3= 30 Marks
9. Ordinal position
10. Developmental epochs
11. Nomothetic Approach Vs Idiographic Approach
12. Syntality
13. Convergent Validity and Divergent Validity
14. Situational Test
15. Types of Case Study Method
16. Functional Autonomy
17. Block’s Personality Types
18. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

ADVANCED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (MPC-004)
TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT (TMA)
Course Code: MPC-004
Assignment Code: MPC-004/ASST/TMA/2015-16

Marks: 100
NOTE: All questions are compulsory.
SECTION-A
Answer the following questions in 1000 words each. 15×3=45 Marks
1. Define social psychology. How does social psychology emerge as a discipline in 20th
century? Discuss.
2. What do you understand by the term conformity? What were the findings of Asch’s study
on conformity? In what ways is the study of social influence relevant today? Discuss with
examples.
3. How do various theories explain aggression? Which theoretical framework do you think
gives a perfect explanation of aggressive behaviour? Give reasons.
SECTION-B
Answer the following questions in 400 words each. 5×5=25 Marks
4. Explain experimental method in social psychology. Discuss the limits of experimental
method.
5. Explain obedience as a form of social influence.
6. Explain the methods to reduce prejudice and discrimination.
7. Explain theories of crowd behaviour.
8. Define cooperation. Discuss the types of cooperation.
SECTION-C
Answer the following questions in 50 words each. 3×10=30 Marks
9. Difference between cooperation and conflict
10. Active and inactive crowd
11. Stages of group development
12. Role of communication in group dynamics
13. Social exchange theory of group formation
14. Methods of conflict resolution
15. Cultural factors and attitude formation
16. Social learning theory of aggression
17. Empathy-altruism hypothesis
18. Conformity and normative social influence

RESEARCH METHODS (MPC-005)
TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
TMA
Course Code: MPC-005
Assignment Code: MPC-005/ASST/TMA/2015-16

Marks: 100
NOTE: All questions are compulsory.
SECTION-A
Answer the following question in about 1000 words each. 15x3=45 Marks
1. Discuss the meaning and types of Validity. Explain the different threats imposed on
validity.
2. Explain the meaning, characteristics and steps of Ex post Facto research.
3. Critically analyse the relevance of ‘Grounded Theory’ as a Qualitative research.
SECTION-B
Answer the following questions in about 400 words each. 5x5=25 Marks
4. Comparison between causal comparative and correlational designs
5. Differences between Quantitative and Qualitative Research Design
6. Contents of a research report
7. Advantages, disadvantages and issues in a survey research
8. Strategies of interpreting data in a qualitative research
SECTION-C
Answer the following in about 50 words each. 10x3=30 Marks
9. Implications of Discourse analysis
10. Types of Ethnographic research
11. Strengths and weaknesses of field experiments
12. Precautions for designing a survey instrument/questionnaire
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13. Counter balance research design
14. Meaning of Tacit knowledge
15. Ways of preparing memos
16. Limitations of Factorial research design
17. Meaning of Hypothetical constructs
18. Difference between reliability and validity


STATISTICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (MPC-006)
TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
(TMA)
Course Code: MPC-006
Assignment Code: MPC-006/ASST/TMA/2015-16

Marks: 100
NOTE: All questions are compulsory.
SECTION-A
Answer the following question in about 1000 words (wherever applicable) each.
15x3=45 Marks
1. Differentiate between parametric and non parametric statistics.
2. Using Kruskal Wallis ANOVA find out if significant difference exists between the scores
obtained by the three groups on Emotional Intelligence.
Group
A
27 33 27 41 45 53 51
Group
B
25 25 29 34 33 54 24
Group
C
36 23 27 21 23 52 23
3. Discuss the practical problems related to application of the normal probability curve with
suitable examples.
SECTION-B
Answer the following questions in about 400 words (wherever applicable) each.
5x5=25 Marks
4. Differentiate between descriptive and inferential statistics.
5. Using Spearman’s Rank Coefficient of Correlation find out if relationship exists between
the following two sets of scores.
Data 1 43 34 66 34 34 25 36 57 47 34
Data 2 23 14 56 14 13 10 26 23 23 12
6. With the help of ‘t’ test find if significant difference exists between the scores obtained
on attitude towards health by individuals belonging to low Socio Economic Status (SES)
and High Socio Economic Status.
Low SES 45 56 67 54 54 59 45 59 76 56 67 70
High SES 44 53 66 58 59 60 44 59 74 55 65 71
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7. Determine both the regression equations with the help of the scores obtained by the
individuals on Test A and Test B.
Individuals
1 2 3 4 5 6
Test A 8 9 12 8 11 10
Test B 10 10 20 9 18 12
8. Discuss the steps involved in calculating Mann Whitney ‘U’ test with the help of a
suitable example.
SECTION-C
Answer the following in about 50 words each. 10x3=30 Marks
9. Cumulative Frequency or Ogive
10. Average deviation
11. Median
12. Kurtosis
13. Phi Coefficient
14. Variance
15. Nominal data
16. Chi-Square test
17. Degree of freedom
18. Type II error

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