Psychology Eating Disorders Biological and Evolutionary Hypothesis

Biological explanations of eating disorders and evolutionary hypothesis

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1. The biological explanation for eating is

  • Reductionist and animal studies may not reliably reflect human eating centres
  • Amazing
  • Science
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2. 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
  • They weren't able to get a lady
  • Increased survival and reproductive success with power and esteem in the pack
  • Get married quicker

3. What does the hormone leptin do?

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

4. What is the ventromedial hypothalamus?

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

5. Who tested taste aversion learning with wolves?

  • Zimbardo
  • Garcia
  • Buss
  • Freud

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