The Coolidge Effect in Psychology

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Why is this psychological effect called the Coolidge Effect?

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1. Why is it farmers only need one bull in a field of cows?

2. What is the biological imperative of men according to biology?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to see what you know about the Coolidge Effect. You will be quizzed on what this effect is and how it shows itself in mammals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of quiz questions you'll assess your understanding of:

  • The biological imperative of men
  • Where this effect got its name
  • The biological needs of a female mammal

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the Coolidge Effect to explain how to increase the sexuality of a male animal
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why a farmer needs only one bull for his cows
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the biological imperatives and needs of male and female mammals

Additional Learning

If you are still curious about this psychological effect, review the lesson titled The Coolidge Effect in Psychology. You will learn about:

  • The reason intimacy decreases with a single partner
  • Animals that exhibit this phenomenon
  • Difficulties arising for farmers because of this effect
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