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Chapter six stuff.


Tendancy of all organisms to correct imbalances and deviations from their normal state is know as.

Drive Reduction Theory

States that physiological needs drive an organism to act in either random or habitual ways until its need are satisfied.

Fear of Success

The motive to avoid success.


Feelings associated with decisions and activities.

Fundamental Needs

Biologic drives including security, hunger, and sex drives.

Cannon-Bard Theory

Theory introduced by psychologist Cannon and Bard that attributed emotion to the simultaneous activity of brain and gut reactions.

Innate Behavior

Behavior that is part of ones biological inheritance.

James-Lange Theory

Theory formulated by psychologist James and Lange that suggests that emotions are the perception of bodily changes.

Lateral Hypothalamus

Part of hypothalamus that produces hunger signals.


Inducement to direct one's energies toward achieving a goal that has aquired meaning.


Machine used to measure physiological changes, particularly in lie detection.

Psychological Needs

Includes the need to belong, give and recieve love, and the need to aquire esteem.

Self-Actualization needs

Top of Maslow's hierarchy of needs includes pursuit of knowledge and beauty, other needs are usually met first.

Ventromedial Hypothalamus

Opposite of Lateral Hypothalamus, produces feelings of fullness.

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Hierarchy of needs, includes Psychological needs, Fundamental needs, and Self-Actualization needs.

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