Psychology 1000 Chapter Notes - Chapter 11: Basal Metabolic Rate, Orexigenic, Neuropeptide Y

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Case study: dr. farwell developed technique called brain fingerprinting that determines guilt or innocence by monitoring brainwaves to determine whether the suspect recognizes crime scene images. Motivation: process that influences direction, persistence and vigour or goal directed behaviour. Darwin"s theory of evolution inspired views that instincts motivate our behaviour. Instinct: inherited predisposition to behave in a specific and predictable way when exposed to particular stimulus. Genetic basis and found universal among all members of species, do not depend on learning and have survival value for organism. Human instinct theories have little evidence and rely on circular reasoning. By conducting twin and adoption studies, behaviour geneticist establish how strongly heredity accounts for differences among people in many aspects of motivated behaviour. Psychological motives have evolutionary underpinnings expressed in genes. Adaptive significance of behaviour key to understanding motivation because of survival advantages. Homeostasis: state of internal physiological equilibrium that body strives to maintain.

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