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Psychology 1000 Final: ch15Exam


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYCH 1000
Professor
Dr.Mike
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Final

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ch15
Student: ___________________________________________________________________________
1.
When studying stress, some psychologists believe that stressors or situational events that place
strong demands on us conceptualize stress as a (n) _________.
A.
behavioural response
B.
eliciting stimulus
C.
organism-environment interaction
D.
cognitive appraisal
2.
During a week of final exams, one of your friends comes up to you and says, "I'm so worked up
this week. I've been so worried, tense, and strung out that I've really lost it!" Statements like these
are most consistent with the definition of stress as a (n):
A.
B.
transaction.
C.
response.
D.
interaction.

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3.
The transactional definition of stress asserts that stress is the product of cognitive, physiological,
and behavioural responses that are evoked when there is a perceived imbalance between:
A.
situational demands and personal resources.
B.
internal and external eliciting stimuli.
C.
expressive and instrumental behaviours.
D.
primary appraisals and situational demands.
4.
Stress researchers typically refer to the daily hassles that most people encounter, such as being
stuck in traffic or having their computer crash, as:
A.
primary stressors.
B.
secondary stressors.
C.
transactional stressors.
D.
microstressors.
5.
A type of questionnaire that asks people about such things as 1) whether a stressful event
occurred, 2) whether their interpretation of the event was positive or negative, and 3) whether the
event was a major event or a daily hassle is called a ______.
A.
transactional stress scale.
B.
cognitive appraisal questionnaire.
C.
life event scale.
D.
polygraph.

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6.
Victor and his wife were attending his mother's funeral when Victor suddenly clutched his chest
and fell to the ground. Victor had suffered a major heart attack. These severe stressors, the death
of his mother and the heart attack may be defined as:
A.
microstressors
B.
major negative events
C.
catastrophic events
D.
macrostressors
7.
Rebecca's friends keep telling her that she should take it easy and decrease the stress in her life.
Rebecca ignores them for the most part because she does not believe she has stressors, just
migraines. It's not like she just lost her job or got a divorce; she has normal daily problems such
as finding the money to get the car repaired and scheduling time to get her son to soccer practice
as well as the dentist. In fact, these events are ___________.
A.
catastrophic events
B.
mindless stressors
C.
macrostressors
D.
microstressors
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