A2 Psych - Anorexia Nervosa Quiz

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1. The anorexic may learn that not eating brings them attention, and so their not eating is reinforced. This applies principles of..?

  • extinction
  • operant conditioning
  • spontaneous recovery
  • classical conditioning
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2. 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?

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

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

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

4. The lateral hypothalamus..

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

5. Another type of BIOLOGICAL explanation is that anorexia is...

  • genetic and runs in families
  • the individual wants to remain a child
  • the individual has conflict between the id and superego
  • it is a result of the environment


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