Ψ Practice Test for
Motivation and Emotion
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1. Eli enjoys woodcarving. Although none of his teenage friends are interested, he often spends hours creating several different pieces. His enjoyment of the task is all his own, and he
rarely shows others his work. Many would call his motivation ________ in nature.
2. Jasmine often requires her friend's approval when she buys new outfits. Her need is an example of a(n) __________ drive.
3. The approach to motivation that forced psychologists to consider the value of homeostasis in motivation was the __________ approach.
4. Motivational theories such as __________ are
physical in terms of their needs while __________ is based off of psychological motives.
5. Dodi is always looking for new hobbies. He prefers exciting hobbies that will get him noticed in his company. In his company, Dodi constantly asks for feedback from customers so he can know what he needs to do to be the best. Dodi is high in the need for
6. An important component to Carol Dweck's theory of motivation is
7. According to the arousal theory, people are typically motivated towards __________ point of arousal.
8. According to Maslow, what is meant by peak experience?
9. Jacob believes he is in control of his own destiny. He feels he is secure in the friendships he has with others. However, he still feels the need to master many of the challenges in his own life and career. According to self-determination theory which stage is Jacob still working to complete?
10. Leptin is a
hormone involved in
11. The structure of the brain that, when damaged , causes rats to eat and eat
and eat is called the
12. The level of weight the body tries to maintain is called the
13. Studies indicate that women from __________ are more likely to eat because
their body tells them they are hungry.
14. Since Dillon's family has a history of obesity, he has __________ of becoming obese compared to people without such a family history.
15. LeDoux's work on the physiology involving emotions has focused on what
part of the brain?
16. Research on facial expressions has taught us that facial expressions are
17. What is meant by a display rule?
18. What theory of emotion states that the emotion typically occurs before arousal and behavior?
19. What theory of emotion relies heavily on cognition and labeling?
20. The first stage of David Allen's Getting Things Done(GTD) method is __________ anything and everything that has your attention.
21. What is said to be a gauge of how we feel about ourselves as well as how socially accepted we feel?
22. According to the two-factor theory, the two basic components of emotions are __________ and ____________.
23. The universally understandable language of human emotion consists of:
24. About seven months ago, 15-year-old Katie went on a drastic weight-loss diet that caused her to drop from 110 to 85 pounds. Although she is now dangerously underweight and undernourished, she continues to think she looks fat. Katie most clearly suffers from what psychological disorder?
25. During an emergency, increased levels of emotional arousal are likely to be accompanied by which of the following physiological symptoms?
26. Which of the following statements best depicts the concept of incentive theory?
27. Which of the following concepts provides the best explanation for why people seek to put on warmer clothing when they start to feel cold?
28. Leptin is a chemical secreted by fat cells and recognized in the brain as a signal of satiety. It has been shown in laboratory experiments that if leptin receptors in the hypothalamus are blocked, then the animal will:
29. Buford complains that he can play his tuba beautifully at home, but each time he tries to play at the local talent show he sounds like a bull elk in rutting season. His problem is explained by
30. People from different cultures can recognize which facial expressions?
Robert C. Gates
Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.
- Sigmund Freud