Motivation And Emotion: Psychology Quiz!

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Motivation And Emotion: Psychology Quiz!

Are you studying psychology? Motivation and emotion are two significant areas of interest that are covered in psychology. Many psychologists believe that the connection between animation and emotion came to fruition for a few reasons. This motivation being the chief reason for acting or behaving in a certain way, while emotion is the feelings that come from the passion for doing something. This quiz will undoubtedly motivate you to pass with flying colors.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Gorging on food and then vomiting or taking laxatives to avoid gaining weight is called
    • A. 

      behavioral dieting.

    • B. 

      Fad dieting.

    • C. 

      Purging.

    • D. 

      Bulimia nervosa.

  • 2. 
    Buford complains that he can play his tuba beautifully at home, but each time he tries to play at the local talent show he sounds like a bull elk in rutting season. His problem is explained by
    • A. 

      the Yerkes-Dodson Law.

    • B. 

      The effects of homeostasis.

    • C. 

      Habituation.

    • D. 

      Biorhythms.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      The thalamus plays a central role in producing emotions.

    • B. 

      the cerebellum must give the go-ahead for emotion.

    • C. 

      Activity in the occipital and parietal lobes happens simultaneously to produce emotion.

    • D. 

      The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems work in concert.

  • 4. 
    People from different cultures can recognize which facial expressions?
    • A. 

      fear

    • B. 

      Anger

    • C. 

      Disgust

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 5. 
    If the lateral hypothalamus is destroyed, a rat will
    • A. 

      drink more water than biologically needed.

    • B. 

      Refuse to drink until forced to do so.

    • C. 

      Eat until it becomes obese.

    • D. 

      Refuse to eat until force fed.

  • 6. 
    If the ventromedial hypothalamus is destroyed, a rat will
    • A. 

      eat until it becomes obese.

    • B. 

      Refuse to eat until forced to do so.

    • C. 

      Drink excessively.

    • D. 

      Refuse to drink until forced to do so.

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Obligations or approval are factors.

    • B. 

      There is no obvious external reward for one's behavior.

    • C. 

      There are obvious external factors controlling behavior.

    • D. 

      Extrinsic motivation is also high.

  • 8. 
    The hypothalamus has __________ hunger center(s).
    • A. 

      no control over

    • B. 

      Total control over

    • C. 

      The most direct control over

    • D. 

      One

  • 9. 
    Push is to pull as __________ is to __________.
    • A. 

      incentive; drive

    • B. 

      Response; need

    • C. 

      Episodic; cyclic

    • D. 

      Drive; incentive

  • 10. 
    Unlearned biological motives necessary for survival are termed
    • A. 

      Primary motives.

    • B. 

      Secondary motives.

    • C. 

      Drives.

    • D. 

      Stimulus motives.

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      The common sense theory

    • B. 

      The Cannon-Bard theory

    • C. 

      Attribution theory

    • D. 

      The James-Lange theory

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Similar to a body's thermostat for blood sugar.

    • B. 

      The weight you maintain when you attempt to diet.

    • C. 

      Related to the proportion of body fat your body normally maintains.

    • D. 

      Determined by adult eating habits.

  • 13. 
    What is the correct order of needs in Maslow's hierarchy?
    • A. 

      Physiological; esteem; safety; self-actualization; love and belonging

    • B. 

      Self-actualization; physiological; safety; love and belonging; esteem

    • C. 

      Physiological; safety; love and belonging; esteem; self-actualization

    • D. 

      Self-actualization; safety; love and belonging; esteem; physiological

  • 14. 
    According to Maslow's theory, the basic needs include
    • A. 

      Physiological needs, safety, and security.

    • B. 

      Safety, love, and belonging

    • C. 

      Physiological needs and belonging.

    • D. 

      Security and esteem.

  • 15. 
    Which theory holds that we are afraid because we run or are angry because we strike?
    • A. 

      attribution

    • B. 

      James-Lange

    • C. 

      Cannon-Bard

    • D. 

      Cognitive

  • 16. 
    At the top of Maslow's hierarchy of motives are
    • A. 

      Love and belonging.

    • B. 

      Esteem and self-esteem.

    • C. 

      Self-actualization.

    • D. 

      Safety and security.

  • 17. 
    Which theory claims that emotions are organized in the brain and that emotional feelings and bodily expressions occur simultaneously?
    • A. 

      the common sense theory

    • B. 

      The Cannon-Bard theory

    • C. 

      Attribution theory

    • D. 

      The James-Lange theory

  • 18. 
    A part of the nervous system that prepares the body for emergencies is the __________ division.
    • A. 

      Parasympathetic

    • B. 

      Sympathetic

    • C. 

      Somatic

    • D. 

      Adaptive

  • 19. 
    A circadian rhythm refers to a cycle.
    • A. 

      Of sexual receptivity caused by hormone cycles.

    • B. 

      Of bodily activity approximately 24 hours in length.

    • C. 

      Of emotional arousal.

    • D. 

      During which various bodily systems are in phase.

  • 20. 
    The __________ describes the relationship between arousal level, task difficulty, and efficiency of performance.
    • A. 

      arousal theory

    • B. 

      Drive reduction theory

    • C. 

      Yerkes-Dodson Law

    • D. 

      inverted-U function

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is an assumption of arousal theory?
    • A. 

      Zero level of arousal is the most desirable.

    • B. 

      High levels of arousal are the most desirable.

    • C. 

      Optimal levels of arousal exist for each person.

    • D. 

      Optimal levels of arousal exist for various activities.

  • 22. 
    Electrically stimulating the lateral hypothalamus will cause a rat to
    • A. 

      Start eating.

    • B. 

      Stop eating.

    • C. 

      Start drinking.

    • D. 

      Stop drinking.

  • 23. 
    The body structure most closely associated with thirst is the
    • A. 

      pancreas.

    • B. 

      Pituitary gland.

    • C. 

      Hypothalamus.

    • D. 

      Limbic system

  • 24. 
    Extrinsic motivation stems from
    • A. 

      Obvious external factors.

    • B. 

      Intrinsic motivation.

    • C. 

      Primary drives.

    • D. 

      Self-actualization.