Motivation and Emotion

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Unformatted text preview: Presentations Review Peer-Review Chapters 10 & 13: Motivation and Emotion Describe Freud’s dream. What did it mean? Name 3 projective tests. Are they valid? Reliable? Why do we need personality theories? Brain regulation Hunger is controlled by 2 centers in the hypothalamus L ateral hypothalamus ( L eave me alone) ▪ If lesioned, no interest in eating ▪ Hunger center V entromedial H ypothalamus ( V ery H ungry ) ▪ If lesioned, will not stop eating ▪ Satiety (fullness) center Focus on neural circuits, not on anatomical centers of the brain Glucose regulation Glucose: simple sugar that provides energy Glucostatic theory: hunger signals occur when blood sugar is too low Hormonal regulation I nsulin : I ncreases hunger, secreted by pancreas L eptin : decreases ( L owers ) hunger, secreted by fat cells Food-related cues Palatability (taste): we eat more if it tastes good Availability: we eat more if more is available Variety: we eat more if we have more choices Presence of others: we eat (44%) more if we are with other people...
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course PSY 205 taught by Professor Palfai during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.

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