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Introduction to Psychology 11th Edition

Introduction to Psychology (11th Edition)

Book Edition11th Edition
Author(s)Kalat
ISBN9781305271555
PublisherCengage Learning
SubjectPsychology
Section 11.2: Hunger Motivation
Section 11.3: Sexual Motivation
Chapter 11, Section 11.1, Review Questions , Exercise 1
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How does the concept of allostasis differ from homeostasis?

(a) Allostasis pertains to how we maintain constancy within the body.

(b) Allostasis pertains to how we make changes for new circumstances.

(c) Allostasis emphasizes the importance of incentives.

Explanation

Homeotasis refers to the processes that maintain the body systems in narrow operating changes. Allostasis maintains stability by altering of physiologic parameters in counteracting challenges. Allostasis pertains to the changes made for new circumstances. 

Answer

(b) Allostasis pertains to how we make changes for new circumstances.

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