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an internal state of tension that motivates an organism to engage in activities that should reduce this tension
proposes that weight tends to drift around the level at which the constellation of factors that determine food consumption and energy expenditure achieve an equilibrium
The need to master difficult challenges, to outperform others, and to meet high standards of excellence.
A subjective conscious experience (the cognitive component) accompanied by bodily arousal (the physiological component) and by characteristic overt expressions (the behavioral component).
Galvanic Skin Response (GSR)
An increase in the electrical conductivity of the skin that occurs when sweat glands increase their activity.
An effect that occurs when the mental scale that people use to judge the pleasantness-unpleasantness of their experiences shifts so that their neutral point, or baseline for comparison, changes.
What each sex invests—in terms of time, energy, survival risk, and forgone opportunities—to produce and nurture offspring.
A device that records autonomic fluctuations while a subject is questioned, in an effort to determine whether the subject is telling the truth.
A time following orgasm during which males are largely unresponsive to further stimulation.
A person's preference for emotional and sexual relationships with individuals of the same sex, the other sex, or either sex.
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