Motivation As It Relates to Cigarette Addiction, the Five-Factor Model, and Homeostasis

Explain in detail the formal concept of homeostatic regulation. Additionally, give in detail, two applied examples of the concept.  Homeostasis is the internal balance that the body maintains in order to facilitate normal corporal functions, such as blood glucose levels, intra, and extracellular fluid levels, body temperature, and salt concentrations (Deckers, 2005). The negative feedback... Continue Reading →

Motivation and The Brain Paper

Abstract This paper examines the motivation behind eating healthy within a structure of biological and environmental variables, acting upon the mechanism of choice. The factors of intrinsic and extrinsic are covered as well as the various components of anorexia nervosa and obesity. Also, an analysis of the neurological structures involved in hunger and satiety is... Continue Reading →

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Question: Give a detailed overview of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Compare and contrast physiological and psychological needs.  Response: Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs follows a logical progression: physiological, safety, belongingness, esteem, and self-actualization (Deckers, 2005). Maslow’s basic assumption is that lesser needs must be satisfied before higher needs can be addressed and satiated. Physiological needs are... Continue Reading →

Eating: What, When, and How Much

Post a 100- to 150-word response to the following: After reading section 10.3 in the text, Factors that Determine What, When, and How Much We Eat, does your personal experience support these concepts? Why or why not? Provide examples. Yes, I have always known what Pinel (2007) was saying about sensory-specific satiety. When I was... Continue Reading →

Important Neurological Concepts

Post your response to the following: What are the most important concepts you have learned in this course? How can you apply them to your life? What difference can these concepts or tools make in your everyday life? Two of the most important concepts I have learned in this class are the settling-point theory of... Continue Reading →

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