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KEY TERMS- Chapter 10: Motivation and Emotion
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Goal-directed behavior that may be affected by needs, wants, interests, desires, and incentives.
Cultural norms that regulate the expression of emotions.
One or more premises that are used to provide support for a conclusion.
The reasons presented in an argument to persuade someone that a conclusion is true.
Premises in an argument which are assumed but for which no proof or evidence is offered.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
A measure of weight that controls for variations in height; weight in kilograms divided by height in meters, squared.
A reaction that includes cognitive, physiological, and behavioral components.
Neurons that are sensitive to glucose.
A hormone secreted by the pancreas needed for extracting glucose from the blood.
Refers to our ability to predict emotional reactions to future events.
Set Point Theory
The theoretical natural point of stability in body weight.
The condition of being overweight.
The technical name for the "lie detector."
The informal name for polygraph, an apparatus that monitors physiological aspects of arousal (e.g. heart rate, GSR).
A state of balance or equilibrium in the body.
An internal state of tension that motivates an organism to reduce tension.
Engorgement of the blood vessels during the human sexual response.
An external goal that motivates behavior.
A time following orgasm during which males are unresponsive to sexual stimulation.
Whether a person prefers emotional-sexual relationships with members of the same sex, the other sex, or either sex.
People who seek emotional-sexual relationships with members of the same sex.
People who seek emotional-sexual relationships with members of the other sex.
People who seek emotional-sexual relationships with members of either sex.
Settling Point Theory
The view that body weight is determined by a wide variety of factors and that the body does not defend a particular point.
Individuals' personal perceptions of their overall happiness and life satisfaction.
The need to master difficult challenges and to excel in competition with others.
Galvanic Skin Response (GSR)
An increase in the electrical conductivity of the skin related to an increase in sweat gland activity.
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