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a disorder characterized by being excessively overweight

bulimia nervosa

a disorder characterized by episodes of overeating, usually high-calorie foods, followed by vomitting, using laxatives, fasting, or excessive exercise

anorexia nervosa

a condition in which a normal-weight person continuously loses weight but still feels overweight

personnel psychology

a subfield of psychology that focuses on employee recruitment, selection, placement, training, appraisal, and development

organizational psychology

a subfield of psychology that examines organizational influences on worker satisfaction and productivity and facilitates organizational change


self actualization, esteem, belonging and love, safety, physiological

Maslow's hierarchy

certain needs have priority over others. Physiological needs come before psychological needs

work and motivation

job, career, calling


the experience between no work and a lot of work

drive reduction theory

the idea that physiological need creates an arousal tension state (a drive) that motivates an organism to satisfy the need


an aroused tension that motivates an organism to satisfy the need


a positive or negative environmental stimulus that motivates behavior


complex behaviors that have fixed patterns throughout different species


a need or desire that energizes behavior and directs it towards a goal

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