Psychology Chapter 3 Quiz Questions And Answers

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Are you on the verge of being a psychologist? Do you know how to handle mental stress and emotional behavior? Check out this psychology chapter 3 quiz and see if you really know the answers to the questions of this quiz. Psychology is the scientific discipline that studies the human mind and behavior. If you pass this test with at least 70% marks, you will be a good psychologist. In case you don't, you still need to learn more in this field. Good luck with a bright future!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to your text, stress is _______.
    • A. 

      A nonspecific response of the body to any demand made on it

    • B. 

      The arousal to situations or events we perceive as threatening or challenging

    • C. 

      Both of these options

    • D. 

      None of these options

  • 2. 
    Life changes may affect health because they _______.
    • A. 

      Require adjustments in behavior and lifestyle

    • B. 

      Cause us to reassess our lifestyle

    • C. 

      Are always the result of something bad happening

    • D. 

      Are known to increase the level of cortisol above normal

  • 3. 
    A bad marriage, poor working conditions, and an intolerable political climate are all examples of possible ______.
    • A. 

      Life changes

    • B. 

      Avoidance-avoidance conflicts

    • C. 

      Chronic stressors

    • D. 

      Hassles

  • 4. 
    An example of a(n) _____ conflict world be trying to decide which of two equally good concerts to attend on a Friday night.
    • A. 

      Approach-avoidance conflict

    • B. 

      Avoidance-avoidance conflict

    • C. 

      Approach-approach conflict

    • D. 

      Transitory positive conflict

  • 5. 
    Research has shown that ____ can permanently damage the hippocampus, a key part of the brain involved in memory.
    • A. 

      Prolonged stress

    • B. 

      Cortisol

    • C. 

      Corticoamnestics

    • D. 

      All but one of these options

  • 6. 
    Which is NOT a factor know to contribute to the onset of cancer?
    • A. 

      Heredity

    • B. 

      Essential hypertension

    • C. 

      Environment

    • D. 

      Immune system changes

  • 7. 
    A heart attack is _______.
    • A. 

      A disorder of the lining of the heart

    • B. 

      Death of heart muscle tissue

    • C. 

      Elevated blood pressure that leads to death

    • D. 

      Elevated blood pressure because of kidney failure

  • 8. 
    A laid back, calm, relaxed attitude toward life are characteristic of ________.
    • A. 

      Brain disease

    • B. 

      Type A personalities

    • C. 

      Type B personalities

    • D. 

      Alzheimer's disease

  • 9. 
    Hardy people see changes as _____.
    • A. 

      Obstacles to self-actualization

    • B. 

      A challenge rather than a threat

    • C. 

      A chance for purposeful activity and problem solving

    • D. 

      Opportunities for enlisting social support

  • 10. 
    People who survive a horrific attack or personal tragedy may develop _____.
    • A. 

      An approach-approach conflict

    • B. 

      Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

    • C. 

      A problem-focused form of coping with stress

    • D. 

      A Type A personality

  • 11. 
    ________ studies how biological, psychological, and social factors interact in health and illness.
    • A. 

      Environmental psychology

    • B. 

      Gestalt psychology

    • C. 

      Humanistic psychology

    • D. 

      Health psychology

  • 12. 
    Why do young people start smoking?
    • A. 

      Peer pressure

    • B. 

      Imitation of role models

    • C. 

      Simple curiosity

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    If you wanted to help teenagers stop smoking, you should emphasize the _______.
    • A. 

      Link between nicotine and lung cancer

    • B. 

      Link between nicotine and emphysema

    • C. 

      Link between smoking and bad breath

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    The American Medical Association considers ____ to be the most dangerous and damaging of all drugs.
    • A. 

      Cocaine

    • B. 

      Methamphetamine

    • C. 

      Alcohol

    • D. 

      None of these options

  • 15. 
    Which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      Chronic pain should never last longer than a few days.

    • B. 

      Exercise is an effective way to treat chronic pain

    • C. 

      Chronic pain is the leading cause of drug addiction in the 45-60 year old age group

    • D. 

      All of these options

  • 16. 
    Naturally produced brain chemicals that reduce pain perception are called _______.
    • A. 

      Opiates

    • B. 

      Adrenaline

    • C. 

      Endorphins

    • D. 

      Epinephrine

  • 17. 
    During ______, we assess our resources and choose a coping method.
    • A. 

      Health psychology intervention

    • B. 

      Biofeedback

    • C. 

      Secondary appraisal

    • D. 

      Complaint-catharsis therapy

  • 18. 
    _____ deals directly with a stressor to decrease or eliminate it.
    • A. 

      Problem-focused coping

    • B. 

      Emotion-focused coping

    • C. 

      Both of these options

    • D. 

      None of these options

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is a good resource for effectively coping with stress?
    • A. 

      Sense of humor

    • B. 

      Health and energy

    • C. 

      Social skills

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    _____ refers to a person's belief that life's circumstance are under his or her internal, person control or outside, external factors.
    • A. 

      Positive beliefs

    • B. 

      Locus of control

    • C. 

      Self-efficacy

    • D. 

      None of these options

  • 21. 
    An unpleasant state of tension resulting from a blocked goal is called ________.
    • A. 

      Conflict

    • B. 

      Burnout

    • C. 

      Heart disease

    • D. 

      Frustration

  • 22. 
    ____ is a forced choice between two or more incompatible goals.
    • A. 

      Frustration

    • B. 

      Burnout

    • C. 

      Distress

    • D. 

      Conflict

  • 23. 
    Approach-avoidance conflicts are caused by _______.
    • A. 

      Increasing life demands, hassles, and chronic stressors

    • B. 

      An exaggerated response to a real or perceived threat

    • C. 

      Forced choice between two or more alternatives, both of which have desirable and undesirable results

    • D. 

      A blocked goal

  • 24. 
    The SAM system _________.
    • A. 

      Is activated by the hypothalamus during stress

    • B. 

      Increases heart rate

    • C. 

      Releases hormones such as epinephrine and norepinephrine

    • D. 

      All of these options

  • 25. 
    Hans Selye described a generalized physiological reaction to severe stressors that he called the ______.
    • A. 

      HPA axis

    • B. 

      Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

    • C. 

      General adaptation syndrome (GAS)

    • D. 

      Internal locus of control (ILOC)

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