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Week 3 and 4 psych100 Quizzes

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Queen's University
PSYC 100
Ingrid Johnsrude

Week 3 and 4: Psychology (Celiah Dale) Tuesday, September 24 2013h 1. Darren lost his job last week. At first, he was very upset, but now, he is doing his best to find a new job. Which stage of Selye’s General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) is Darren most likely to be experiencing? Stage of resistance 2. Nearly 400 healthy people participated in a study in which they were directly exposed to respiratory viruses. Subjects who reported experiencing psychological distress prior to exposure: were more likely than other subjects to develop a cold, as measured by both symptoms and viral counts. 3. Research suggests two predisposing causes of generalized anxiety disorder, namely genetics and frequent, unpredictable traumatic childhood experience. 4. Richard Lazarus’ cognitive appraisal:  Cognitive appraisal is a person’s perception of a stressful situation  The first stage of cognitive appraisal involves evaluating the threat of the stressor  The second stage of cognitive appraisal involves assessing whether or not the person has the resources necessary to cope adequately with the threat  Because different people may evaluate differently both the stressor and their ability to cope with it, they are likely to show different levels of stress when faced with the same stressor 5. Julie is described as having a Type A behavior pattern while her friend Sarah is described as having a Type B behavior pattern. According to Friedman and Rosenman (1959, 1974), who is more likely to develop coronary heart disease (CHD)? Julie 6. Sandy’s mother has Alzheimer’s disease. Sandy knows she cannot do anything about this, so she has tried to make peace with it by reminding herself that her mother has lived a full and happy life, and that all that matters now is the time they have left to spend together. Sandy is using which of the following coping strategies? Emotion-Focused Coping 7. Which of the following make up the diathesis in the diathesis-stress model? A person’s genetic make-up and early learning history. 8. A disturbing thought that intrudes repeatedly on a person's consciousness even though the person recognizes it as irrational is called a(n): Obsession 9. Mary is a 40 year old woman who works from home. Her younger sister called to tell Mary that she is getting married and would like Mary
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