Specific hunger is the hunger for a food that will satisfy a biological need for a nutrient found in that food. You read also the self-selection diet for more understanding.

SPECIFIC HUNGER: "An animal with specific hunger will look for a particular food source with the right nutrients."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SPECIFIC HUNGER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/specific-hunger/ (accessed September 23, 2021).