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MT3_sample_questions - Psychology 2 Principles of...

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Psychology 2 – Principles of Psychology Instructor: M. Souza Midterm 3 - Practice Questions 1. Which of the following is the best example of an acute stressor? a. Terminal cancer d. Sleeping past your alarm one morning b. A rocky marriage e. None of the above can be considered acute c. Continuous financial hardship 2. Which of the following is FALSE regarding stress? a. Life changes, whether they are good or bad, may cause stress b. Our stress response is simply not equipped for long-term, constant stressors c. Our interpretation of an event can influence how stressful we perceive it d. Having no control over a stressful situation is often even more stressful e. All of the above are true regarding stress 3. The general adaptation system: a. Describes how the body reacts to acute stressors (but not to chronic stressors) b. Argues that we are most vulnerable to disease during the resistance phase c. Shows an initial dip during the exhaustion phase, which is related to an initially depress immune system d. Argues that bodily damage from the stress response starts to occur during the exhaustion phase e. All of the above are false regarding the general adaptation system 4. During a stress response, the pituitary gland releases ACTH into the blood, which in turn stimulates the adrenal glands to secrete: a. Cortisol d. Only A and C b. Norepinephrine e. A, B and C are correct c. Epinephrine 5. Which of the following is NOT a potential result of long-term, chronic stress? a. High blood pressure d. Psychological dysfunction b. Higher susceptibility to illness e. All of the above are potential results c. Coronary heart disease
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6. According to lecture, which of the following is FALSE regarding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? a. Research has shown that PTSD causes the hippocampus to decrease in volume b. Individuals with PTSD typically have recurrent, vivid thoughts about the traumatic situation c. Individuals with smaller hippocampi are more prone to developing PTSD d. War situations are a common cause of PTSD, but they are not the only cause e. All of the above are true regarding PTSD 7. Suppose an individual was told that, because of a medical condition they possessed, they only had 6 months to live. Which of the following statements is most consistent with a rational coping strategy? a.
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