Psychology Eating Disorders Biological and Evolutionary Hypothesis

Biological explanations of eating disorders and evolutionary hypothesis

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1. What are the five senses?

  • Touch, smell, taste, hear, see
  • Sweet, sour, salt, bitter, umami
  • Sweet, sour, tragus, salt
  • Sweet, sour, salt, bitter
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2. What does the hormone leptin do?

  • Tells us we are full
  • Opposite of hunger
  • Signal to brain telling you you're full
  • Satiety centre

3. The biological explanation for eating is

  • Science
  • Reductionist and animal studies may not reliably reflect human eating centres
  • Amazing

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

  • Knowledge, fossil evidence, teeth, digestive system of skeletons
  • The behavioural approach
  • History
  • Common knowledge and scientific discoveries from previous studies

5. What is the ventromedial hypothalamus?

  • Satiety centre
  • Feeding centre
  • Hormone produced to tell us we are full
  • Signal to brain telling you you're full


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