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HLP CH 10
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When the body begins releasing endorphins, the heart rate accelerates and hearing and vision become more acute. What is the term for this?
the fight-or-flight reaction
Which term best fits a Type A personality?
A high allostatic load can be due to poor adaptation to common stressors.
Major life changes are more likely to cause stress-related illness in someone with a strong support network compared with someone who is more of a loner.
Those who exercise regularly have a milder physical stress response than non-exercisers.
The "tend-and-befriend" response to stressors is more common in women than in men.
Tom is very anxious about an upcoming exam. He has no appetite, is easily distracted, and has a headache. What stage of GAS is Tom in?
Stress triggered by pleasant stressors is called distress.
Which is a good strategy for overcoming insomnia?
use your bed only for sleeping and not for eating, reading, or watching television
which is a definition of homeostasis?
a state in which vital functions of the body are maintained at a normal level
Endorphins are released during the fight-or-flight reaction to relieve pain in case of injury.
The relaxation response signals your readiness for action.
Which statement applies to regular exercise and its ability to help manage stress?
Exercise enhances one's sense of general well-being
Which is true of the endocrine system?
it affects body functions through the release of hormones.
What can create stress?
All answer choices are correct.
How can stress increase the risk for cardiovascular disease?
It increases blood pressure.
Which describes a person with a Type B personality?
Which is a likely result of using compulsive exercise to deal with stress?
fatigue and diminished performance
Which personality trait seems to enable people to deal more successfully with stress?
A person who has difficulty expressing emotions, suppresses anger, and feels hopeless has characteristics of which personality type?
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