Stress And Health Psychology Quiz Questions

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  • 1. 
    Jimmy just lost a race when asked how he could have lost, he commented, "the other runners where just better that i was today." Which explanatory style did Jimmy use?
    • A. 

      Pessimistic

    • B. 

      Optimistic

    • C. 

      Negative

    • D. 

      Unrealistic

    • E. 

      Type A

  • 2. 
    During which stage of Hans Selye's General Adaptation Syndrome is the sympathetic nervous system activated?
    • A. 

      Resistance

    • B. 

      Alarm

    • C. 

      Exhaustion

    • D. 

      Denial

    • E. 

      Endorphic

  • 3. 
    ________ confilict is considered the most stressful because the choice has both an appealing and unappealing aspect.
    • A. 

      Avoidance-avoidance

    • B. 

      Approach-approach

    • C. 

      Approach-avoidance

    • D. 

      Life chance

    • E. 

      Stressor

  • 4. 
    The correct order of Hans Seyle's General Adaptation Syndrome are
    • A. 

      Alarm, resistance, exhaustion

    • B. 

      Resistance, alarm, exhaustion

    • C. 

      Exhaustion, alarm, resistance

    • D. 

      Resistance, exhaustion, alarm

    • E. 

      Alarm, exhaustion, resistance

  • 5. 
    _____ is the number one health killer among Americans.
    • A. 

      AIDS

    • B. 

      Coronary heart disease

    • C. 

      STDS

    • D. 

      Back ache

    • E. 

      Strokes

  • 6. 
    Jimmy cannot pick between two girls who he would like to go to prom with. Which type of conflict is Jimmy experiencing?
    • A. 

      Approach-approach

    • B. 

      Approach-avoidance

    • C. 

      Mulitiple approach-avoidance

    • D. 

      Avoidance-Avoidance

    • E. 

      Single avoidance-approach

  • 7. 
    During periods of prolonged stress the hypothalamus triggers the
    • A. 

      Endorphins

    • B. 

      ACTH hormone

    • C. 

      Sypathetic nervous system

    • D. 

      Pituitary gland

    • E. 

      Adrenal gland

  • 8. 
    _____ personalities are at a greater risk for coronary heart disease.
    • A. 

      Type D

    • B. 

      Type B

    • C. 

      Optimistic

    • D. 

      Type C

    • E. 

      Type A

  • 9. 
    During acute stress the adrenal medulla releases ___________ that increase heart-rate and respiration.
    • A. 

      Endorphins

    • B. 

      Dopamine

    • C. 

      Catecholemines

    • D. 

      Corticosteroids

    • E. 

      Acetycholine

  • 10. 
    The release of __________ reduces the effectiveness of the immune system in response to prolong stress?
    • A. 

      Corticosteriods

    • B. 

      Endorphins

    • C. 

      Dopamine

    • D. 

      Catecholamines

    • E. 

      Serotin

  • 11. 
    Acute stress involves activation of the ________ system; and prolonged stress involves activation of the ______ system.
    • A. 

      Sympathetic nervous; endocrine

    • B. 

      Parasympathetic nervous, endrocrine

    • C. 

      Endocrine; sympathetic nervous

    • D. 

      Endocrine; parasympathetic nervous

    • E. 

      Sympathetic nervous; parasympathetic nervous

  • 12. 
    For an adolescent, death of a parent is known as one of the hardest ________; as death of a spouse is for an adult.
    • A. 

      Daily hassles

    • B. 

      Life changes

    • C. 

      Conflicts

    • D. 

      Pressures

    • E. 

      Catecholamines

  • 13. 
    Jimmy wants to persue of helping people overcome stress and live more productive, healthier lives. Which field of psychology should Jimmy persue?
    • A. 

      Biomedical

    • B. 

      Neural

    • C. 

      Health

    • D. 

      Stress immune functioning

    • E. 

      Biodegradable

  • 14. 
    Jimmy decides not to walk the same way to school to avoid some students who have picked on him in the past. Which coping strategy has Jimmy just used?
    • A. 

      Emotion-focused

    • B. 

      Downward spiral

    • C. 

      Comparison

    • D. 

      Evasive tactics

    • E. 

      Problem-focused

  • 15. 
    In response to acute or sudden stress the adrenal medulla causes the release of catecholamines which include the neurotransmitters ______________ and ___________ that circulate in the brain; while the hormones ___________ and __________ circulate throughout the body.
    • A. 

      Adrenaline, noradrenaline, epinephrine, norepinephrine

    • B. 

      Epinephrine, norepinephrine, adrenaline, noreadrenaline

    • C. 

      Serotonion, norserotonin, adrenaline, noradrenaline

    • D. 

      Epinephrine, dopamine, adrenaline, noradrenaline

    • E. 

      Dopamine, serotonin, dopamine, adrenaline

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