Understanding Hunger: Physical & Psychological Factors


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Which of the following regulates our sense of hunger?

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1. People with eating disorders, like anorexics, have _____ as their cause.

2. What is the purpose of insulin?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of hunger. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include how our sense of hunger is regulated as well as the hormone responsible for controlling blood sugar levels in our bodies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Regulation of our sense of hunger
  • Basal Metabolic Rate
  • Blood sugar regulation
  • Memory loss and hunger
  • Reasons people have different caloric needs

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on hunger
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding hunger as a motivator and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the physical factors that affect hunger, such as insulin and ghrelin
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about burning calories

Additional Learning

To learn more about body processes, review the accompanying lesson on Hunger. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how our sense of hunger is regulated
  • Know the hormone responsible for controlling blood sugar levels
  • Describe the term 'Basal Metabolic Rate'
  • Relate reasons people have different caloric needs
  • Explore cultural attitudes toward eating, in addition to the physical and psychological factors related to hunger