Ch. 10 Vocab AP Psych Motivation and Emotion
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The need to master difficult challenges, to outperform others, and to meet high standards
The principal class of gonadal hormones in males.
One or more premises used to provide support for a conclusion.
Premises for which no proof or evidence is offered.
Persons who seek emotional-sexual relationships with members of either sex.
Weight (in kilograms) divided by height (in meters) squared (kg/m2).
Cultural norms that regulate the appropriate expressions of emotions.
An internal state of tension that motivates an organism to engage in activities that should
reduce the tension.
A subjective conscious experience (the cognitive component) accompanied by bodily
arousal (the physiological component) and by characteristic overt expressions (the
The principal class of gonadal hormones in females.
Galvanic skin response (GSR)
An increase in the electrical conductivity of the skin that occurs when sweat glands
response increase their activity.
A simple sugar that is an important source of energy.
Neurons sensitive to glucose in the surrounding fluid.
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
Persons who seek emotional-sexual relationships with members of the other sex.
A state of physiological equilibrium or stability.
Persons who seek emotional-sexual relationships with members of the same sex.
An external goal that has the capacity to motivate behaivor.
The condition of being overweight.
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.
The reasons presented to persuade someone that a conclusion is true or probably true.
A time following orgasm during which males are largely unresponsive to further
The idea that the body monitors fat-cell levels to keep them (and weight) fairly stable).
The idea that weight tends to drift around a level at which the constellation of factors that
determine food consumption and energy expenditure achieve an equilibrium.
A person's preference for emotional and sexual relationships with individuals of the same
sex, the other sex, or either sex.
Individuals' perceptions of their overall happiness and life satisfaction.
Engorgement of blood vessels.
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