AQA A2 Psychology Unit 3 - Eating Behaviour - Biological Explanations

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1. What happened if a lesions was made on the VMH?

  • nothing happened
  • Rats because obese - satiety side
  • Rats became underweight - hunger side
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2. What is an evaluation of the biological approach?

  • Lacks reliability
  • Reductionist
  • Bias

3. What did Stellar 1954 study?

  • If the VMH was stimulated it decreased appetite, if a lesion was created increase appetite
  • If the VMH was lesioned they decreased in appetite, if it was stimulated they increased in appetite
  • If the LH was lesioned they decreased appetite, if it was stimulated they increased appetite

4. Who looked at the effect of lesions on the hypothalamus of rats?

  • Hetherington & Ranson
  • Mathers & Anderson
  • McCarling & Donald

5. What are the two parts to the Hypothalamus?

  • Lateral & Ventromedial
  • Frontal & Lateral
  • Left & Right

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