A2 Psych - Anorexia Nervosa Quiz

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1. What is 'Amenorrhea'?

  • the fear of gaining weight
  • refusal to eat
  • the absence of at least 3 consecutive menstrual cycles
  • distorted body perception
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2. The anorexic sees the rewards that others get for their slimness and this acts as?

  • intrinsic rewards
  • self-reinforcement
  • vicarious reinforcement
  • a token

3. One explanation from the learning approach is that anorexia develops as a result of rewards from the environment. The fear of gaining weight once lost is paired with eating, and in turn, what develops?

  • a classically conditioned anxiety response
  • the need for attention
  • vicarious reinforcement
  • imitation of role models

4. A second suggestion is that the anorexic learns that not eating brings them...?

  • greater anxiety
  • food
  • attention from parents
  • weight loss

5. The ventromedial hypothalamus..

  • causes the fear of weight gain
  • depresses hunger
  • produces hunger
  • causes individual to hear voices


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