NDDC Scholarship Past Questions And Answers – Psychology


Updated nddc Scholarship Psychology Test Past Questions and Answer will help you prepare faster and smarter for the nddc Scholarship. Got shortlisted with few days or hours left to prepare? this pack will give you the insight you need to ace the tests and improve your chance of passing the test.

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NDDC Scholarship Past Questions And Answers – Psychology

Download the NDDC Scholarship Psychology Test Past Questions Practice Pack from this page in PDF format. The NDDC Scholarship test past questions pack makes your preparation easier and much better. Featuring questions from previous assessments as well as solutions to these questions.

About NDDC Nigeria

The Niger Delta Development Commission is a federal government agency established by Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo in the year 2000 with the sole mandate of developing the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

  • About The NDDC Scholarship 

  • The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Scholarship is a program initiated by the Nigerian government to provide educational opportunities for students from the Niger Delta region. The Niger Delta region is known for its significant oil and gas reserves, but it has also faced numerous socio-economic challenges. One of the ways the government aims to address these challenges is by offering scholarships to qualified students from the region to pursue higher education overseas.
  • The amount for the foreign scholarship shall be based on the prevailing exchange rate of the Naira.Current Application Closing Date is 3rd November, 2023.

    Application Procedure

  • 1.The following documents must be attached to the application:
    2.Recent passport photograph
    3.Local Government Identification Letter
    4.Post Graduate admission letter from a recognized overseas university
    Relevant degrees from recognized universities
    5.NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificate
    6.Upon successful completion of the application form, a registration number will be automatically assigned.
    7.Applicants are advised to print a hard copy of the online-generated acknowledgment for future reference.
    8.All shortlisted applicants will be announced and posted on the NDDC website: These shortlisted candidates will subsequently be required to take part in a Computer-Based Test (CBT).
  • Eligibility

    To be eligible for the scholarship, a scholar must hail from the Niger Delta Region and have achieved a First Class Degree, Second Class Upper, or Lower Division.

  • The Selection Process

  • 1. Initial Application: Interested candidates must submit an online application via the Commission’s Website.
    2. Preliminary Shortlisting: Candidates will be shortlisted based on the following criteria:
    WASSCE/NECO results
    3. Undergraduate Degree classification (1st Class, Second Class Upper/Lower)
    4. Local Government Identification
    5. Computer-Based Test: Shortlisted candidates will undergo a computer-based test conducted by our consultants in Rivers State.
    6. Minimum Test Score: Candidates must achieve a minimum score of 70% in the test to proceed to the next stage.
    7. Further Shortlisting: Candidates who successfully pass the test will be further shortlisted.
    8. Final Verification: The final verification of the candidates will be done through the Local Government Area (LGA) and Community Development Committee (CDC).

About the NDDC Scholarship test format

NDDC overseas scholarship test was conducted by Cinfores-Ltd, between 2010 and 2015. Since 2016, the tests are now conducted by MEIL (MARG Educational International Limited).

The test usually comprises of 2 sections –

1. General questions which everyone will have to sit, and

2. Discipline-based questions.

For example, candidates in Engineering and Science related disciplines could take a mix of science-based questions like maths, English, physics and chemistry for part 1, then discipline-specific questions for part 2. The  test usually last between 30 to 60 minutes.

  • Sample Past Questions And Answers for NDDC Scholarship – Psychology

Question 1: Who is often referred to as the father of modern psychology and is known for his structuralist approach?
A B.F. Skinner
B John Watson
C Sigmund Freud
D Wilhelm Wundt
Answer: D Wilhelm Wundt

Question 2: Which psychological perspective emphasizes the influence of unconscious desires and conflicts on behavior?
A Behaviorism
B Humanism
C Psychoanalysis
D Cognitive Psychology
 Answer: C Psychoanalysis

Question 3: In classical conditioning, what is the term for a previously neutral stimulus that, after association with an unconditioned stimulus, triggers a conditioned response?
A Reinforcer
B Punisher
C Unconditioned stimulus
D Conditioned stimulus
Answer: D Conditioned stimulus

Question 4: Who is known for his hierarchy of needs theory, which describes human motivation in terms of a pyramid of needs?
A Erik Erikson
B Carl Rogers
C Abraham Maslow
D Jean Piaget
 Answer: C Abraham Maslow

Question 5: Which research method involves the in-depth study of one or a few individuals or groups over an extended period of time?
A Experimental research
B Survey research
C Case study
D Correlational research
Answer: C Case study

Question 6: What is the term for the tendency to attribute one’s own thoughts, feelings, or motives to another person?
A Projection
B Reaction formation
C Rationalization
D Displacement
 Answer: A Projection

Question 7: Which part of the brain is responsible for regulating basic bodily functions like heart rate and breathing?
A Cerebrum
B Cerebellum
C Medulla oblongata
D Hippocampus
 Answer: C Medulla oblongata

Question 8: Who is known for his famous experiment on obedience to authority figures, where participants were willing to administer increasingly severe shocks to others?
A Solomon Asch
B Stanley Milgram
C Philip Zimbardo
D John Watson
 Answer: B Stanley Milgram

Question 9: According to Erik Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development, what is the primary developmental challenge of adolescence?
A Trust vs. Mistrust
B Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt
C Identity vs. Role Confusion
D Intimacy vs. Isolation
 Answer: C Identity vs. Role Confusion

Question 10: Which psychological disorder is characterized by excessive worry and anxiety about various aspects of life, often accompanied by physical symptoms like restlessness and muscle tension?
A Schizophrenia
B Bipolar disorder
C Generalized anxiety disorder
D Obsessive-compulsive disorder
 Answer: C Generalized anxiety disorder

Question 11: In operant conditioning, what is the term for the process of strengthening a behavior by presenting a positive stimulus or reward?
A Extinction
B Reinforcement
C Punishment
D Conditioning
Answer: B Reinforcement

Question 12: Who is known for his stages of cognitive development, including the sensorimotor, preoperational, and concrete operational stages?
A Sigmund Freud
B Erik Erikson
C Jean Piaget
D Abraham Maslow
 Answer: C Jean Piaget

Question 13: What is the term for the phenomenon where people tend to remember information better when they study the material in smaller, spaced-out sessions rather than in one long cramming session?
A Proactive interference
B Retroactive interference
C Serial position effect
D Spacing effect
 Answer: D Spacing effect

Question 14: Which neurotransmitter is often associated with feelings of pleasure and reward and is implicated in addiction and mood disorders?
A Serotonin
B Dopamine
D Acetylcholine
Answer: B Dopamine

Question 15: What is the term for a therapeutic technique that involves exposing a person to a feared object or situation in a controlled and gradual manner?
A Systematic desensitization
B Cognitive restructuring
C version therapy
D Free association
 Answer: A Systematic desensitization

Question 16: Who is known for his social cognitive theory, which emphasizes the role of observational learning and self-regulation in human behavior?
A Albert Bandura
B B.F. Skinner
C Carl Rogers
D Ivan Pavlov
Answer: A Albert Bandura

Question 17: What is the term for a mental shortcut or rule of thumb that simplifies decision-making but may not always lead to accurate judgments?
A Algorithm
B Heuristic
C Schema
D Prototype
 Answer: B Heuristic

Question 18: Which part of the nervous system is responsible for the “fight or flight” response to stress and emergencies?
A Sympathetic nervous system
B Parasympathetic nervous system
C Central nervous system
D Peripheral nervous system
Answer: A Sympathetic nervous system

Question 19: What is the term for the tendency to recall information that confirms one’s preconceptions while ignoring or discounting contradictory evidence?
A Confirmation bias
B Availability heuristic
C Overconfidence effect
D Anchoring and adjustment
 Answer: A Confirmation bias

Question 20: Who is known for his stages of moral development, which include preconventional, conventional, and postconventional stages?
A Erik Erikson
B Jean Piaget
C Lawrence Kohlberg
D Abraham Maslow
Answer: C Lawrence Kohlberg

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