Exam I - General Psychology Exam 3 Psyc 2301.003 Name _ 1....

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General Psychology Exam 3 Psyc 2301.003 Name _______________________
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1. Robert hears footsteps behind him while walking down a dark street at night. He is fearful and feels his heart pounding. This response is due to the release of _________, which _________ during stressful situations. A) catecholamines; activate the parasympathetic nervous system B) cortisol; lower blood glucose levels C) cortisol; induce the release of ACTH from the pineal gland D) catecholamines; activate the sympathetic nervous system 2. The general adaptation syndrome occurs in three stages, which are, in order: A) resistance, alarm, exhaustion. B) reaction, alarm, exhaustion. C) alarm, resistance, exhaustion. D) reaction, alarm, collapse. 3. John cannot go to the bathroom in a public restroom. He fears that someone will hear him or see him going to the bathroom, which he would find embarrassing. John could be diagnosed with: A) a specific phobia. B) a social phobia. C) generalized anxiety disorder. D) obesessive-compulsive disorder. 4. _________ is characterized by the presence within an individual of two or more distinct identities that at different times take control of the individual's behavior. A) Dissociative identity disorder B) Dissociative amnesia C) Dissociative fugue D) Schizophrenia 5. The id operates on the _________ principle. A) morality B) idealism C) pleasure D) reality Page 3
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6. Which of the following is at greatest risk for burnout? A) a short-order cook B) a social worker who deals daily with emotional situations C) a child with five siblings, all of whom are under 10 years old D) a high school counselor whose expertise is underused 7. Meditation, prayer, and yoga have elements in common with: A) stress inoculation training. B) biofeedback. C) prolonged exposure. D) relaxation therapy. 8. Which theoretical approach states that people ask themselves profound questions such as “Why am I here?” and “What is the meaning of my life?” A) psychodynamic B) humanistic C) existential D) trait 9. _________ is the style of dealing with stress characterized by avoiding situations or thoughts that are reminders of a stressor and maintaining an artificially positive viewpoint. A) Mental burnout B) Rational coping C) Reframing D) Repressive coping 10. A pervasive pattern of disregard and violation of the rights of others is the definition of _________ personality disorder. A) narcissistic B) histrionic C) antisocial D) borderline
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11. Which of the following statements about humor and health is TRUE? A) Laughter increases the time required to recover from a stressor. B) People who try to find the humor in life's events tend to live longer. C) Humor can reduce sensitivity to pain. D)
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course PSYC 2305 taught by Professor Steven during the Spring '10 term at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi.

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Exam I - General Psychology Exam 3 Psyc 2301.003 Name _ 1....

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