CH 11-15 Vocab

CH 11-15 Vocab - CH 11 Vocab Motivation-a need or desire...

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CH 11 Vocab Motivation -a need or desire that energizes and directs behavior Instinct -a complex behavior that is rigidly patterned throughout a species and is unlearned Drive-Reduction theory -the idea that a physiological need creates an aroused tension state (a drive) that motivates an organism to satisfy the need Homeostasis -tendency to maintain a balanced or constant internal state; the regulation of any aspect of body chemistry, such as blood glucose, around a particular level Incentive -a positive or negative environmental stimulus that motivates behavior Hierarchy of Needs -Maslow’s pyramid of human needs, beginning at the base with physiological needs that must first be satisfied before higher- level safety needs and then psychological needs become active Glucose -the form of sugar that circulates in the blood and provides the major source of energy for body tissues. When its level is low, we feel hunger Set Point -the point at which an individuals “weight thermostat” is
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Sabin during the Spring '09 term at Saint Louis.

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CH 11-15 Vocab - CH 11 Vocab Motivation-a need or desire...

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