Homeostatic Imbalance: Definition & Examples


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The state of being physiologically and psychologically in balance is referred to as what?

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1. When something prevents a person's body or mind from adapting or restoring equilibrium, they are experiencing which of the following?

2. Which of the following is an example of physiological homeostatic imbalance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Evaluate your understanding of homeostatic imbalance with these practice tools. The following quiz questions will test your knowledge of an example of psychological homeostatic imbalance and disruptions to psychological homeostasis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be evaluated on the following:

  • Examples of psychological imbalance
  • The term for disruptions to psychological homeostasis
  • The term for a state of physiological and psychological balance
  • Examples of physiological imbalance

Skills Practiced

The following worksheet and quiz will let you practice:

  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding homeostatic imbalance and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about psychological and physiological balance
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about disruptions to homeostasis

Additional Learning

To understand the concepts related to homeostasis, read the lesson called Homeostatic Imbalance: Definition & Examples. This lesson guides you to:

  • Identify the importance of homeostasis
  • Recall what happens when homeostatic imbalance occurs
  • Review how the body attempts to adapt to and correct homeostatic imbalance in the body
  • Learn about how different drives can interrupt homeostasis