This AP Psychology practice test covers motivation and emotion. You will need to know the biological bases and theories of motivation and emotion. Other key topics include hunger, pain, thirst, sex, social motives, and stress. Our AP Psychology motivation quiz questions are designed to help with your exam prep.
A starving rat will lose all interest in food if what part of its brain is destroyed?
What is said to be a gauge of how we feel about ourselves as well as how socially accepted we feel?
According to the two-factor theory, the two basic components of emotions are __________ and ____________.
Cognitive labels; physical arousal
Emotion-arousal; overt behavior
Facial expressions; cognitive labels
Emotion-arousing events; physical arousal
Attributions; psychological responses
The universally understandable language of human emotion consists of:
Music and dance.
Tone of voice.
About seven months ago, 15-year-old Katie went on a drastic weight-loss diet that caused her to drop from 110 to 85 pounds. Although she is now dangerously underweight and undernourished, she continues to think she looks fat. Katie most clearly suffers from what psychological disorder?
Abnormally low set point
During an emergency, increased levels of emotional arousal are likely to be accompanied by which of the following physiological symptoms?
Constriction of pupils to increase visual acuity.
Decreases in blood sugar levels.
Decreases in respiration rate.
Increases in salivation.
Slowing of digestion.
Jack has just eaten a huge meal but gets the urge to eat when he smells fresh popcorn at the movie theater. Psychologists would most likely consider Jack to be:
an external eater.
suffering from reverse anorexia nervosa.
suffering from anorexia nervosa.
suffering from bulimia nervosa.
Leptin is a chemical secreted by fat cells and recognized in the brain as a signal of satiety. It has been shown in laboratory experiments that if leptin receptors in the hypothalamus are blocked, then the animal will:
Avoid novel foods
Be unable to break down carbohydrates into glucose
Eat excessively and develop obesity
Gradually starve to death
Suffer from low blood sugar levels
Which of the following statements best depicts the concept of incentive theory?
Chelsea was extremely thirsty and drank two bottles of water after running two miles.
Despite low grades, Fred continues to study because he is interested in the material.
Kim has not eaten all day; therefore, he daydreams about pizza.
Michael says that he is constantly hungry and eats at least four meals a day to reduce his hunger.
Sabrina studies hard because her parents reward her by paying $20 for each superior grade she brings home.
Which of the following concepts provides the best explanation for why people seek to put on warmer clothing when they start to feel cold?
A public awareness campaign that shows parents hitting a pillow instead of their child in response to anger demonstrates an aggression theory known as: