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Exam 2 - Health Psychology (quizzes)
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Light- to moderate-intensity exercise performed for an extended period of time is called:
A. cross-fit training.
B. resistance training.
C. aerobic exercise.
D. anaerobic exercise.
Physical fitness includes each component EXCEPT:
A. muscular strength.
D. low body weight.
low body weight
The hormone that helps move sugar into cells where it's used for energy is:
Sleep loss can lead to exaggerated pain perception, perhaps by increasing blood levels of:
A key factor in why adolescents and young adults are prone to unintentional injury is:
A. their slow reflexes.
B. immature visual acuity.
C. poor decision making on their part.
D. the slow pace at which the brain's limbic system matures.
poor decision making on their part
The so-called bad cholesterol is to ______ as good cholesterol is to ______.
A. LDL; VMH
B. HDL; LH
C. LDL; HDL
D. HDL; LDL
Research on obesity and weight regulation indicates that:
A. once an obese person has lost weight, his or her body set point is reset to the new, lower level.
B. fat tissue requires fewer calories to maintain itself than lean tissue.
C. most obese people simply lack willpower.
D. severe dieting can result in a loss of adipocytes.
fat tissue requires fewer calories to maintain itself than lean tissue
Which of these is most strongly linked to atherosclerosis, hypertension, and diabetes?
A. having a "pear-shaped" body
B. abdominal obesity
C. female pattern obesity
D. the overall amount of body fat
Food deserts are:
A. geographical areas with little or no access to healthy foods.
B. "walkable cities" that have re-engineered physical activity back into daily routines.
C. suburban neighborhoods in which there are no fast food restaurants.
D. communities in which there is little ethnic variation.
geographical areas with little or no access to healthy foods
The health hazards of bulimia often include each of these EXCEPT:
A. slowed thyroid function.
C. laxative dependence.
D. damaged teeth from purging.
slowed thyroid function
Drugs that are able to pass through the blood-brain barrier and placental barriers to damage a developing fetus must be:
A. fat soluble.
C. positively charged.
D. glial-destroying enzymes.
Withdrawal refers to:
A. a state in which use of a drug is required for a person to function normally.
B. the effect of one drug to increase the effects of another.
C. a state of progressively decreasing responsiveness to a frequently used drug.
D. the unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms that occur when a person stops using certain drugs.
the unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms that occur when a person stops using certain drugs.
Which drugs boost activity in the central nervous system?
D. psychoactive drugs
In most states, a blood alcohol level of ______ constitutes legal intoxication.
Restriction of blood flow and oxygen to the cerebrum results in:
A. angina pectoris.
B. an embolism.
C. a myocardial infarction.
D. a stroke.
Cardiovascular disease takes the lives of ______ as many women as does breast cancer.
A. five times
B. three times
A blood pressure of 170/100 in an adult would be diagnosed as:
B. low normal.
C. borderline hypertension.
Angel, who is 35, has developed an endocrine disorder in which his body is insensitive to insulin. Angel most likely has:
A. metabolic syndrome.
B. Type 2 diabetes.
D. Type 1 diabetes.
type 2 diabetes
Kendra's psychologist has designed an intervention to reduce how much Kendra's lifelong battle with diabetes intrudes on her life. This type of intervention focuses on:
A. efforts to stabilize blood sugar levels.
B. reducing the patient's dependence on blood pressure medication.
C. minimizing the disruptive effects of the disease on a patient's life.
D. eliminating comorbid disorders such as depression.
minimizing the disruptive effects of the disease on a patient's life.
In the United States and much of the world, which of these is most likely to cause premature death?
B. an automobile accident
C. an unhealthy diet
D. lack of exercise
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Which of the following is an example of unconditional positive regard? a. Mr. and Mrs. Prohaska, who have been married for 37 years, credit the success of their marriage to the fact that each has been able to accept the faults of the other without criticism. b. Seven-year-old Michaela gets her allowance each week whether she does her chores or not. c. Ms. Lopez, a second grade teacher, puts a smiley face sticker on her students’ papers when they have done a good job. d. John got a promotion and a raise at work after filling in for a sick manager one day and doing a better job than the manager had done previously. e. Chen’s parents usually praise him when he does well and ignore him when he engages in minor misbehavior.
Karl, a 45-year-old barber, had worked in the same shop his entire life. Last year he disappeared and was found working as a car mechanic known as "K" 300 miles away, saying he had no memory of his former life. Karl's clinical diagnosis would most likely be a. schizophrenia. b. antisocial personality disorder. c. a fugue state. d. a conversion disorder. e. dissociative identity disorder.
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