Chapter 11: Emotions and Motivations

True or False?


Remember – don’t just answer True or False, note down what you know about the topic.


  1. In terms of our response to stress, the HPA axis refers to the hippocampus, the pituitary gland and the adrenal glands.
  2. The term cognitive appraisal refers to our tendency to judge other people depending on their intelligence.
  3. Social support can have both direct effects and appreciation effects.
  4. The first stage of the sexual response cycle is orgasm.
  5. The pancreas secretes insulin.
  6. Stress is more likely to lead to the tend-and-befriend response in men than in women.
  7. Proxemics are a form of nonverbal communication to do with personal space.
  8. The James-Lange theory of emotion argues that arousal precedes our emotional experience.
  9. Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by purging.
  10. Selye’s general adaptation syndrome referred to five distinct phases of physiological change that occur in response to long term stress.


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