Study Quiz Chapter Three
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Hans Selye defined stress as
the nonspecific response of the body to any demand made on it
A stressor is defined as:
an enviormental trigger that prompts a stressful reaction
In your text, the physical and mental arousal to situations that we percive as threatening or challenging is called ____
Which of the following is NOT a stressor
All of these options Are stressors
You have a minor car accident after which you experience sweaty palms, rapid breathing, and a racing heart. In this situation, ____ is the stressor, and ____ is the stress.
the accident; your physical reaction
According to selye, pleasant, posisitve, desirable stress is called ____
According to Selye, distress is ____
The end result of a total absence of stress is ____.
The Social Readjustment Rating Scale, constructed by Holmes and Rahe, measures the stress in a person's life on the basis of ____.
____ is one of the largest sources of chronic stress for adults.
When one is forced to choose between two or more different and incompatoble personal or professional functios, one is experiencing ____.
Small problems of daily living that accumulate and sometimes become a major source of stress are called ____.
_____ is a negative emotional state generally associated with a blocked goal
According to your text, the degree of frustration you feel is related to ____
your level of motivation to achive a blocked goal
In an approach-approach conflict, a person must choose between two or more goals that will lead to ____.
In an avoidance-avoidanceconflict, a person must choose between two or more goals that will lead to ____.
an undesirable result
Moya really wants to stay home and talk on to her best friend on the telephone tonight, but she also wants to go out with her new boyfriend tonight. This is an example of ____ conflict
In a ____ conflict, a person must choose between two or more alternatives that each have both desirable and undesirable results.
The following is/are example(s) of cataclysmic events:
All the above
Survivors of cataclysmic events may develop a prolonged and severe stress reaction, known as ____
"Karoshi" means ____.
death from overworking
____ plays a critical role in the long-term affects of stress, and it is the most common measure of stress
The fight or fight response is triggered by the ____ nervous system
A physiological alarm reaction, followed by resistance, and ending with exhaustion is known as _____.
the general adaptation syndrome
____ is the field that studies the effects of psychological factors on the immune system
As Michael watches his instructor pass out papers, he suddenly realizes this is the first major exam and he is tollaly unprepared. Which phase of the GAS is he mostl likely experiencing?
People who exprience flashbacks, nightmares, and impaired functioning following a life-threatening or other horrifying event are ____.
experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder
Which of the following is TRUE of health psychology?
All of these options
____ is an attempt to manage stress in some effective way.
Emotion-focused forms of coping are based on changing your ____ when faced with stressful situations
Which of the following persons is EFFECTIVELY using emotion-focused coping?
Logan rarationalized that not making the basketball team would give him more time to focus on his studies and finish college sooner
Problem-focused forms of coping focus on ____
decreasing or eleminating the source of stress
This term refers to a person''s belief that life's circumstances are either under their internal, personal control or due to outside, external factors
Research suggest that people with higer ____ have less psychological stress than those with higher ___
internal locus control; external locus control
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