What Is a Behavioral Activation System?


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Which of the following terms refers to the system that is aroused when people receive cues from their environment that a punishment or negative event is likely to occur in response to carrying out some behavior?

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1. Which of the following systems is aroused when people receive cues from their environment that a goal or reward can be attained in response to carrying out some behavior?

2. The behavioral activation system is thought to be related to which of the following?

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Additional Learning

To review concepts related to behavioral activation system, read through the brief lesson What is a Behavioral Activation System? This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the two systems used for motivation
  • Recall Jeffrey Gray and his research
  • Compare and contrast behavioral activation system and behavioral inhibition system