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1 Chapter 9--Study Guide Student: 1. While conducting his relaxation procedure, Jim silently repeats a sound to minimize distracting thoughts. The name for this procedure is A. progressive muscle relaxation. B. autogenic relaxation training. C. relaxation response. D. biofeedback. 2. Susan has a systolic blood pressure of 145 and a diastolic blood pressure of 95. Susan’s blood pressure would be A. considered high by World Health Organization standards. B. cause for concern, even though her blood pressure is not categorically high. C. considered normal. D. deemed too low, and therefore unhealthy. 3. It was initially assumed that emotional disorders seemed to make us more susceptible to developing physiological disorders. Current evidence has A. supported this initial assumption. B. been inconclusive. C. suggested that depression lowers immune system functioning. D. suggested that depression raises immune system functioning. 4. Biofeedback is A. a process of stress reduction requiring subjects to tense muscles in order to facilitate better relaxation. B. used by farm animals to store and recycle unused food for later consumption. C. a process through which patients monitor their own physiological functions. D. the process through which neurotransmitters are released into synaptic clefts. 5. What field of study is concerned with the application of knowledge taken from behavioral science to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of medical problems? A. health psychology B. psychosocial medicine C. behavioral psychology D. none of the above
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2 6. Which of the following is not considered a part of health psychology? A. promoting and maintaining good health B. performance enhancement during athletic competition C. improving healthcare systems and delivery D. forming health policies 7. Which of the following is not a component of a comprehensive stress-reduction program? A. Clients are urged to exaggerate the negative impact of events upon their lives in the hopes of invoking a catharsis. B. Clients record stressful events in a daily journal. C. Clients are taught muscle relaxation techniques. D. Through the use of cognitive therapy, the client and therapist work toward developing more realistic attitudes. 8. Studies of links between Type A behavior patterns and coronary heart disease (CUD) have revealed which of the following? A. a positive relationship between Type A behavior and CUD B. no relationship between Type A behavior and CUD C. a negative relationship between Type A behavior and CUD D. all of the above 9. While jogging last week, Ignacio was hit by a car. Ue felt pain in his left hip and was taken to the hospital. Now, he is displaying pain behavior. Which of the following is not characteristic of pain behavior? A. continuous complaining about pain to others
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This note was uploaded on 06/20/2011 for the course PSYCH 474 taught by Professor Ackner during the Spring '10 term at NMSU.

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