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