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Must be completed NLT 1200 (NOON), 23 Sept. 

Please complete the Quiz no later than 11:59pm Eastern time on Monday, September 23. Since this is take-home, high quality answers to Parts 2 and 3 (In terms of content, grammar and APA referencing style) are expected for higher grades. Submit your Quiz via the link in your Assignment Folder.
PART 1 MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS (4 points—1/2 point for each question)

Please select only ONE answer for each question. Circle the letter corresponding to your answer. The “E” responses are just for fun—DO NOT SELECT THEM!!!!!!

1) Which of the following BEST describes a stressor?

A. any stimulus with the potential of triggering the fight-or-flight response

B. a psychological reaction to an event

C. a person who is under a lot of stress

D. a way of thinking about stressful events

E. ***any potential in-law whom you meet for the first time

2) According to Greenberg, stress is equivalent to

A. the presence of a stressor

B. the presence of stress reactivity

C. a combination of stressor and stress reactivity

D. the absence of both a stressor and stress reactivity

E. ***taking this quiz

3) In general, the goal of stress management is to

A. eliminate stress altogether

B. control stress for optimal arousal

C. keep arousal as high as possible

D. minimize eustress

E. ***cause as much stress as possible for employees when you are someone’s manager

4) While taking this test, you notice that your shoulders are very tight and about an inch higher than normal. This is an example of

A. selective awareness

B. bracing

C. approach-approach conflict

D. physiological toughness

E. ***wearing a top selected by your mother

5) Though the evidence is not conclusive, two personality traits most often attributed to cancer patients are

A. irresponsibility and depression

B. holding resentment and having a poor self-image

C. anxiety and fear

D. passive and dependent behavior

6) A physical disease caused almost exclusively by emotional stress is called

A. psychosomatic disease

B. somatogenic disease

C. psychogenic disease

D. psychophysiological disease

7) Pseudostressors are

A. the opposite of sympathomimetics

B. people who seem to cause stress, but do not actually do so

C. your own thoughts that cause you stress

D. food substances that affect the body like stressors do

8) The negative emotional-behavioral condition that often follows catastrophic events is called

A. demoralization

B. state anxiety

C. anomie

D. posttraumatic stress disorder

E. ***term break

PART 2 SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS (8 points—4 points for each question)

Please answer BOTH of the following short answer questions. Write about 3 paragraphs for each item. Cite sources and include a reference list.

1) What does it mean to “take control of yourself” regarding stress management? Describe and give an example of three different stress management approaches that involve taking control of yourself.

2) Discuss the role of nutrition in stress. Which foods are helpful to deal with stress? Which foods deplete resources needed to deal with stress? How does the average American diet stack up regarding stress?

PART 3 ESSAY QUESTIONS (8 points—4 points for each question)

Please select any TWO of the following three essay questions. Write a minimum of 180 words (well-chosen and relevant ones!) on each essay. Cite sources and include a reference list.

1) Describe the primary goal of stress management. Discuss the five steps of the Stress model in Chapter 4 and give specific examples of how you can intervene at EACH step.

2) Describe the roles that ANY FOUR of the following plays in stress and its pathways:

a) hypothalamus

b) hippocampus

c) endocrine system

d) autonomic nervous system

e) cardiovascular system

f) immune system

3) Define ANY FOUR of the following and explain the physiological mechanisms by which EACH can be affected by stress:

a) stroke

b) coronary heart disease

c) ulcers

d) migraine headaches

e) cancer

f) allergies/asthma/hay fever

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