Motivation

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Motivation chapter


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  • 1. 
    A drive refers to:
    • A. 

      A rigidly patterned behavior characteristic of a species and developed without practice

    • B. 

      A physiological need that usually triggers a state of motivational arousal

    • C. 

      Anything that is perceived as having positive or negative value in motivating behavior

    • D. 

      An aroused or activated state that is often triggered by a physiological need

    • E. 

      A desire to perform a behavior for its own sake

  • 2. 
    It is characteristic of turtles to bury thier eggs in the sand.  This provides an examples of
    • A. 

      Intrinsic motivation

    • B. 

      Homeostasis

    • C. 

      A drive

    • D. 

      A need

    • E. 

      An instinct

  • 3. 
    Electrical stimulartion of the __________ causes an animal to _______.
    • A. 

      Lateral hypothalamus; stop eating

    • B. 

      Ventromedial hypothalamus; start eating

    • C. 

      Lateral hypothalamus; start eating

    • D. 

      Ventromedial hypothalamus; overeat

  • 4. 
    Those that trace the origins of social bonding to its survival value are most likely to agree that the need to belong is
    • A. 

      An incentive

    • B. 

      Genetically influenced

    • C. 

      An extrinsic motivation

    • D. 

      Maslow's highest level of need

  • 5. 
    Intrinsic motivation refers to
    • A. 

      The body's tendency to maintain a constant internal state

    • B. 

      A psysiological need that triggers arousal

    • C. 

      A state of arousal triggered by physiological need

    • D. 

      A rigidly patterned behavioual urge characteristic of an entire species

    • E. 

      A desire to perform a behavior for it's own sake.

  • 6. 
    In a ring toss game, people with a high need for achievement perfer to stand ________ the stake on which the ring is to be tossed.
    • A. 

      Close to

    • B. 

      An intermediate distance from

    • C. 

      Far away from

    • D. 

      Either close to or far away from

  • 7. 
    According to Maslow, our need for ________ must be met before we are prompted to satisfy our need for_______.
    • A. 

      Food; love

    • B. 

      Self esteem; adequate clothing

    • C. 

      Self actualization; economic security

    • D. 

      Political freedom; economic security

    • E. 

      Religious fulfillment; adequate housing