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By motivating us to satisfy our physical needs, hunger and thirst serve to:
a. raise the set point.
b. maintain homeostasis.
c. lower sex hormone levels.
d. shorten the refractory period.


Need is to ________ as drive is to ________.
a. food deprivation; hunger
b. motivation; incentive
c. thirst; basal metabolic rate
d. instinct; incentive


Orexin is an appetite hormone secreted by the:
a. hypothalamus.
b. pancreas.
c. stomach.
d. liver.


Destruction of the ________ causes an animal to ________.
a. lateral hypothalamus; overeat
b. lateral hypothalamus; start eating
c. ventromedial hypothalamus; overeat
d. ventromedial hypothalamus; stop eating


The concept of a set point is relevant to understanding the experience of:
a. hunger.
b. sexual motivation.
c. achievement motivation.
d. the need to belong.


Lindsey is extremely afraid of becoming obese even though she is underweight. She often checks her body in the mirror for any signs of fat and refuses to eat most foods because she insists they are fatty or high in calories. Lindsey most clearly demonstrates symptoms of:
a. bulimia nervosa.
b. an abnormally high set point.
c. anorexia nervosa.
d. excess PYY.


Our ________ is said to be a gauge of how socially accepted we feel.
a. set point
b. basic metabolic rate
c. erotic plasticity
d. self-esteem


Personnel psychology is one of the main subfields of:
a. organizational psychology.
b. industrial-organizational psychology.
c. human factors psychology.
d. evolutionary psychology


For each performance review, Professor Donnell is evaluated by her students, colleagues, department chair, and research assistants. This best illustrates:
a. homeostasis.
b. the experience of flow.
c. human factors psychology.
d. 360-degree feedback.

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