Motivation And Work/ Practice Multiple-choice

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Motivation and Work/ Practice Multiple-Choice


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  • 1. 
    Jimmy has a boring day at work and feels the need to go out and cut the rug at a dance club, which motivational theory could account for his need to party?
    • A. 

      Drive-reduction theory

    • B. 

      Incentive theory

    • C. 

      Optimum arousal theory

    • D. 

      Male bonding

    • E. 

      Yerkes-dodson law

  • 2. 
    When insulin levels rise _________ becomes lower resulting in hunger.
    • A. 

      CCK

    • B. 

      Leptin

    • C. 

      Endorphines

    • D. 

      Glucose

    • E. 

      CSKDS

  • 3. 
    Destroying the ventromedial hypothalamus would result in the
    • A. 

      Rat not eating.

    • B. 

      Rat continuously overeating.

    • C. 

      Rat drinking lots of water.

    • D. 

      Rat exercising rigorously.

    • E. 

      Rat not drinking water.

  • 4. 
    The set point theory, which maintains a person's ideal body weight, is monitored and maintained through the concept of
    • A. 

      Leptin

    • B. 

      CCK

    • C. 

      Homeostasis

    • D. 

      Body mass index

    • E. 

      Glucose

  • 5. 
    Obesity is indicated by a number over ______ on the BMI- Body Mass Index
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      14

    • E. 

      27

  • 6. 
    Self actualization is defined as
    • A. 

      Pursuit and accomplishment of human potential

    • B. 

      Being loved

    • C. 

      Eating and satisfying the hunger drive

    • D. 

      Seeing things for the first time

    • E. 

      Need for achievement

  • 7. 
    Jimmy wants to pursue a degree in psychology. When asked what specifically he would like to study, Jimmy stated, "I would like to help businesses perform better and teach employees how to get along better." What field of psychology should Jimmy pursue?
    • A. 

      Behavioral

    • B. 

      Cognitive

    • C. 

      Gestalt

    • D. 

      Industrial-organizational

    • E. 

      Biological

  • 8. 
    An obsession with body weight demonstrated through excessive exercise and not eating is described as
    • A. 

      Bulimia nervosa

    • B. 

      Anorexia nervosa

    • C. 

      Set point theory

    • D. 

      Leptin resistance

    • E. 

      Arousal theory

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Drive-reduction theory

    • B. 

      Yerkes-Dodson law

    • C. 

      Instinctual theory

    • D. 

      Homeostasis

    • E. 

      Extrinsic motivation

  • 10. 
    Homeostasis is defined as
    • A. 

      The external state of the body in response to change

    • B. 

      The maintaining of a constant internal state in the body

    • C. 

      Motivation to prove to oneself

    • D. 

      Motivation to excel in the presence of others

    • E. 

      Boredom brought on by an internal state of the body

  • 11. 
    If a person chooses not to eat in order to lose weight then the basal metabolic rate would be
    • A. 

      Not affected in the short run, but then be activated

    • B. 

      Burn off more calories

    • C. 

      Burn off less calories

    • D. 

      Higher and also lower

    • E. 

      Not affected in the long run

  • 12. 
    David McClelland believed that the _______ test could measure a person's need for achievement.
    • A. 

      MMPI

    • B. 

      Neo-re

    • C. 

      TAT

    • D. 

      Yerkes-Dodson

    • E. 

      CAT

  • 13. 
    Which theory suggests that workers are lazy and need to be extrinsically motivated?
    • A. 

      Theory X

    • B. 

      Theory Y

    • C. 

      Theory M

    • D. 

      Theory N

    • E. 

      Theory T

  • 14. 
    Geese fly south for the winter in response to colder temperatures. This behavior is supported through the
    • A. 

      Drive-reduction theory

    • B. 

      Optimum arousal theory

    • C. 

      Yerkes-Dodson law

    • D. 

      Instinct theory

    • E. 

      Self-actualization

  • 15. 
    Which part of the brain is in charge of initiating hunger?
    • A. 

      Ventromedial hypothalmus

    • B. 

      Amygdala

    • C. 

      Lateral hypothalmus

    • D. 

      Occipital

    • E. 

      Hippocampus

  • 16. 
    Jimmy did not get enough water before he ran and during his run he became extremely thirsty resulting in Jimmy having to stop and get a drink of water. Which motivational theory describes Jimmy's motivation to get a drink of water?
    • A. 

      Optimum arousal theory

    • B. 

      Incentive theory

    • C. 

      Yerkes-Dodson law

    • D. 

      Drive-reduction theory

    • E. 

      Instinct theory

  • 17. 
    Jimmy is only concerned with having the highest score in the class. This is known as ____________ motivation.
    • A. 

      Intrinsic

    • B. 

      Need

    • C. 

      Competence

    • D. 

      Achievement

    • E. 

      Security

  • 18. 
    _________ represents short-term signals for satiation and _________ provides information from long-term feelings satiation.
    • A. 

      CCK; Leptin

    • B. 

      Leptin; CCK

    • C. 

      CCK; Glucose

    • D. 

      CCK; Insulin

    • E. 

      Leptin; Insulin

  • 19. 
    Jimmy wants to prove to himself that he can be a good runner, which type of motivation is he exhibiting?
    • A. 

      Extrinsic

    • B. 

      Intrinsic

    • C. 

      Arousal

    • D. 

      Drive

    • E. 

      Physiological

  • 20. 
    The rate at which your body burns and conserves calories is referred to as the
    • A. 

      Basal metabolic rate

    • B. 

      Set point theory

    • C. 

      Lateral deviation rate

    • D. 

      Transduction

    • E. 

      Sensation