GRE Subject Test: Psychology : Motivation, Arousal, & Emotion

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Example Question #1 : Motivation, Arousal, & Emotion

The nucleus accumbens is most specifically and predominately known for its role in which of the following behavioral systems?

Possible Answers:

Reward and reinforcement

Fear and anger

Motivation and satisfaction

Language learning

Memory encoding and memory retention 

Correct answer:

Reward and reinforcement

Explanation:

The nucleus accumbens has long since been considered a key anatomical structure in the body's reward and reinforcement system. It is one of the key producers and regulators of neural dopamine, and has been linked to several different addictive behaviors—including addictive reinforcement from food, sex, drugs, music, and maternal behavior. It is considered part of the "pleasure center" for the brain due to its release of reinforcing dopamine.  

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