Psychology Eating Disorders Biological and Evolutionary Hypothesis

Biological explanations of eating disorders and evolutionary hypothesis

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1. What do we use to test the evolutionary hypothesis instead?

  • The behavioural approach
  • Knowledge, fossil evidence, teeth, digestive system of skeletons
  • Common knowledge and scientific discoveries from previous studies
  • History
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2. As food leaves the stomach a hormone called CCK is released. What does this do?

  • Makes you hungry
  • Induces satiety and can also act as a hunger suppressant (opposite of ghrelin)
  • Feeding centre
  • Acts like the lateral hypothalamus

3. What was it likely that those who were good at acquiring skills to kill and get food would have?

  • They would be fatter than those who didn't
  • Increased survival and reproductive success with power and esteem in the pack
  • Get married quicker
  • They weren't able to get a lady

4. The Embryo Protection Hypothesis states that....

  • The embryo is protecting the mother
  • The reason they are sick is to protect the baby - sick gets rid of any toxins in the body
  • They are sick of pregnancy
  • The embryo is sick too

5. What is taste aversion learning?

  • Crying when eating
  • A food making us sick and avoiding it in future
  • Eating too little
  • Eating too much

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