Chapter 2 (Stress)

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The branch of the autonomic nervous system that is activated when a person is exposed to a stressor is the _______________ nervous system
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sympathetic
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The majority of migraine sufferers are
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women
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Which of the following would NOT be helpful to you in attempting to improve your productivity?
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focus on long-term goals only
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All of the following are TRUE regarding the fight-or flight response, EXCEPT
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it is a relatively new human adaptation
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An example of a resilient person would be
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a low-income student graduating from college
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Peak concentrations of the levels of stress hormones in the bloodstream occur
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during the final stages of sleep
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Unrealistic expectations are a type of _______________ stressor
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internal
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Mohammed just received an F on his term paper. Which type of stress is he likely to experience?
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distress
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The long-term wear and tear of the stress response has been termed
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the allostatic load
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The personality type associated with relaxation and contemplation is
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type B
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Which of the following would be the LEAST effective strategy for coping with stress?
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denying the reality of the stress
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Which one of the following is a stressor?
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bad grade
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Stress has been found to contribute to which of the following psychological problems?
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all of the choices are correct
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The way in which an individual responds to stress is influenced by
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All of these influence the way an individual response to stress
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Eustress
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is stress that is triggered by something pleasant.
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New technologies can be
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all of the above
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The biggest single time-management problem for most people is
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procrastination
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According to your text, which of the following are common sources of stress for most college students?
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academic demands and time management concerns
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During the stress response, the human adrenal glands release
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epinephrine
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Tom is very anxious about an upcoming exam. He has no appetite, is easily distracted, and has a headache. In what stage of the general adaptation syndrome is Tom?
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alarm

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