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Psychology Study Notes - Psychology Study Notes Chapter 10...

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Psychology Study Notes Chapter 10 Motivation and emotion Perspectives on motivation Instinct theory and modern Evolutionary psychology - Darwin’s theory of evolution inspired a psychological view that instincts motivate much of our behavior - Instinct - also called a fixed action pattern, is inherited characteristic, common to all member of a species that automatically produces a particular response when the organism is exposed to a particular stimulus - Human instinct theorys faded out because they rely on circular reasoning Hunger and weight regulation The Physiology of hunger Metabolism- is the bodys rate of energy utilization and about two-thirds of the energy we normally use goes to support basal metabolism, the resting, continuous metabolic work of body cells Signals that start and terminate a meal - Glucose- a simple sugar that is the bodys major source of immediate useable fuel - when blood glucose decearses the liver responds by conerting stored nutrients back into glucose—producing a drop- rise glucose pattern
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