What Is Motivation?
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1. If someone has intrinsic motivation to go for a jog every evening, she is most likely to jog for which reason?
She likes the way she feels when she jogs
She wants to please her mother by losing some weight
She wants other people to admire her for jogging
All of the above
2. What influences set points for body weight?
Basal metabolic rate
All of the above
3. Which of the following is likely to be true?
When the level of glucose in the blood falls, people always feel hungry
When the level of glucose in the blood is low, whether or not people feel hungry may depend on environmental factors
Blood glucose level is not related to hunger
When people eat, their blood glucose level falls
4. According to Masters and Johnson, men go through a refractory period in which phase?
5. Which statement best describes the relationship between testosterone level and sex?
Sexual activity decreases testosterone
Testosterone increases sex drive
Testosterone increases sex drive and sexual activity increases testosterone
Testosterone increases sex drive and sexual activity decreases testosterone
6. There are many gender differences in sexual behavior. Critics of evolutionary explanations are likely to attribute these differences to which of the following?
Differences in parental investment
Differences in genetic makeup
Differences in socialization
None of the above
7. A person with an injury in the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus might exhibit what kind of behavior?
Eating very small meals
Eating only salty foods
Loss of interest in eating
Excessive eating and weight gain
8. In order for a goal to be effective at increasing motivation, what should it be?
Very difficult to reach
Framed in terms of what should be avoided
9. A disadvantage of incentives is that they may do which of the following?
Increase motivation in general
Decrease intrinsic motivation
Decrease extrinsic motivation
Decrease opportunities for achievement
10. What are sexual scripts?
Stories on sexual themes that people are asked to write when tested with the TAT
Implicit rules about appropriate sexual behavior
Theories that evolutionary theorists use to explain sexual behavior
Theories that psychologists use to explain the origins of sexual orientation
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