Test 2 Study Guide
At what age is the human brain fully developed?
What is “positive psychology”?
focuses on emotions, character strengths,
and conditions that create happiness.
What are the “six virtues” that enable human thriving?
humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence.
How is optimism linked to mental health?
Optimists = better health
What is “emotional intelligence”?
a self-perceived ability, to identify, assess,
and manage the emotions of one's self, of others, and of groups.
What does “self-esteem” mean?
sense of control over your life
What does “self-efficacy” mean?
the belief that one is capable of performing
in a certain manner to attain certain goals
What does “resilience” mean?
Ability to bounce back from adverse events
What are the symptoms of depression?
Fatigue, loss of interest in favorite
activities, feeling of worthlessness, cant concentrate.
What are the symptoms of bi-polar disorder?
Depression symptoms plus
manic symptoms which are euphoric, expansive, full of energy, highly
irritable, grandiose, insomnia.
What are the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder?
impulses, or images are not simply excessive worries about real-life
problems, repetitive behaviors.
What are the symptoms of schizophrenia? How does it affect the brain?
Disorganized thinking and perception, hallucinations, socially dysfunctional.
What percentage of college students have considered suicide?
What percentage of high school students, nationwide, attempted suicide last
What are some warning signs someone might attempt suicide?
possessions, comments about death, social withdrawal.