Body Works: Human Emotions Quiz

Body Works: Human Emotions Quiz
Image: Cultura RM Exclusive/Liam Norris/Getty Images

About This Quiz

How are you feeling today? Are you jumping for joy, or did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed? How much do you know about why it is you feel the way you do?
What is jealousy?
Wanting something that someone else has, such as a fast car
The fear of losing something, like a promotion, to someone else
Jealousy is the fear of losing something, such as a lover, promotion or friend, to someone else. A popular misconception about jealousy is that it is the same as envy, which refers to wanting something that someone else has.
Depression caused by not achieving goals

Advertisement

Where did the phrase "green with envy" come from?
People became competitive about the size of their bank accounts when the United States began printing money with green ink.
Aesop used the phrase in one of his fables in relation to a jealous turtle.
The ancient Greeks believed that jealousy resulted in the overproduction of bile, turning human skin a light shade of green.
The phrase "green with envy" is thought by some to date back to the ancient Greeks; jealousy was believed to result in the overproduction of bile, rendering skin a light shade of green.

Advertisement

What part of the brain activates the "fight or flight" response that occurs when a person is frightened?
Hypothalamus
The hypothalamus activates the "fight or flight" response.
Amygdala
Hippocampus

Advertisement

Fear extinction involves creating a conditioned response that counters the conditioned fear response. What happens in the brain during fear extinction therapy?
Fear-extinction memories are stored in the amygdala, so that they crowd out the conditioned fear memories that are stored there.
Fear extinction memories are stored throughout the brain so that they can fight off any fear memories that appear.
Fear-extinction memories are stored in the medial prefrontal cortex. From there, they will override the fear memories triggered in the amygdala.
Scientists theorize that fear-extinction memories form in the amygdala but then are transferred to the medial prefrontal cortex for storage. The new memory created by fear extinction resides in the medial prefrontal cortex and attempts to override the fear memory triggered in the amygdala.

Advertisement

How many young people in the United States suffer from depression?
One in eight adolescents and one in 33 children experience major depression.
At least one in eight adolescents and one in 33 children experience major depression, according to Mental Health America.
One in four adolescents and one in 117 children experience major depression.
One in three adolescents and one in 78 children experience major depression.

Advertisement

How do the brains of people with depression differ from the brains of people who don't have depression?
The brains of people with depression are slightly larger.
The brains of people with depression have abnormal levels of neurotransmitters.
Research with magnetic resonance imaging reveals that the brains of people with depression have abnormal levels of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters, the messengers between the brain and the body.
The brains of people with depression have lumps.

Advertisement

Which brain chemical is NOT responsible for the initial giddiness that comes with new love?
Dopamine
Norepinephrine
Acetylcholine
Acetylcholine is a chemical that tempers adrenaline. Dopamine is thought to be the "pleasure chemical," producing a feeling of bliss, while norepinephrine is similar to adrenaline and produces the racing heart and excitement that comes during the first states of love.

Advertisement

What percentage of mammals, aside from human beings, form family relationships based on love?
3 percent
Only 3 percent of mammals aside from the human species form family relationships.
10 percent
25 percent

Advertisement

What emotion is believed to be the common denominator in most acts of hatred?
Anger
Fear
The common denominator in most acts of hatred is fear, usually fear of different types of people or ideas.
Depression

Advertisement

Which of these is the most appropriate way to deal with anger?
Sitting alone in a room, punching a pillow
Throwing a chair, so that the person who made you angry learns never to do it again
Talking with the person who made you angry
In studies, respondents have identified talking things over with the offender as the most appropriate way to deal with anger. This form of anger control is more appropriate than holding your anger in or expressing anger outwardly in ways that include physical assault on people or objects.

Advertisement

You Got:
/10
Cultura RM Exclusive/Liam Norris/Getty Images

Featured