AP psych motivations test

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According to drive-reduction theory, what occurs each time a behavior results in drive reduction?
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tension is reduced
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Drive-reduction theory would say getting a haircut to look attractive is a(n) ________
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acquired drive
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Which of the following factors is most likely to have an effect on predictions made by the Yerkes-Dodson Law?
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difficulty of task
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criticism of Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs?
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The relationship to other theories has never been made clear.
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Hormones secreted by the pancreas after we begin to eat to control fat levels, proteins, and carbohydrates are called ________ and _______
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insulin; glucogons
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Which hormone is secreted into the bloodstream by fatty tissue to signal the hypothalamus that the body has had enough food, reducing appetite and increasing the feeling of being full?
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leptin
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Managers with a social leadership style would be most likely to:
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mediate a personal dispute between two argumentative employees.
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Internal push is to external pull as ________ is to _______
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need; incentive
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Levels of the hormone leptin have been related to ________ in mice
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obesity
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Which theory most clearly emphasizes the importance of homeostasis in motivation?
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drive reduction theory
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Cyndi is an individual who has a high need for achievement. She is trying to decide which one of four possible courses she should take as her final elective course for her degree. One of the courses is supposed to be an easy course, with an "A" practically guaranteed for very little effort; one course is supposed to be moderately difficult, but with effort an "A" is possible; one course is supposed to be a "killer" course with little chance of earning a grade higher than a "B"; the fourth course is a seminar-style course with no grades assigned. You should expect that Cyndi will
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choose the moderately difficult course that requires effort for a high grade
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The passionate and persistent dedication to an ambitious long-term goal which is often demonstrated by those with high achievement motivation is most indicative of:
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grit
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Set point theory implies that people who have
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a high set point will often regain any weight they lose
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Dr. Eisenberg develops behavior rating scales for use by company supervisors to appraise the performance of workers and make decisions about job promotions. His work best illustrates that of a(n) ________ psychologist.
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personnel
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Which of the following statement regarding the need for achievement is the MOST accurate?
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The need for achievement is a fairly stable aspect of one's personality.
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An external goal that has the capacity to motivate behavior is referred to as
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an incentive
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An instinctive behavior is one that is
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unlearned. B) common to an entire species. C) rigidly patterned. D) complex.
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Like evolutionary psychology, instinct theory most clearly assumed that behavior is influenced by:
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genetic predispositions.
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Pica normally:
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usually happens in children
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Blood glucose levels are ________ by increases in the hormone ________.
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decrease insulin
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Like evolutionary psychology, instinct theory most clearly assumed that behavior is influenced by
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genetic predispositions