Chapter 6 1. Poor health is best described as a: A. stress. B. stressor. C. stress response. D. stress model. Answer: B 2. A person who copes well with a happy event in life is showing a positive: A. stress. B. stressor. C. stress response. D. stress model. Answer: C 3. Having to walk the dog several times a day when it is raining is an example of a: A. stressor. B. stress response. C. stress disorder. D. psychophysical disorder. Answer: A 4. Looking for rainbows while walking the dog in the rain is an example of a: A. stressor. B. stress response. C. social support system. D. potential stressor. Answer: B 5. In the face of fear, someone is unable to concentrate and develops a distorted view of the world. This person is showing which of the following fear responses? A. physical B. emotional C. cognitive D. The person is showing all three responses. Answer: C 6. A student who dreads being called on in class, and in fact panics at the thought of public speaking, is experiencing a(n) ______ response to stress.
A. physical B. cognitive C. emotional D. developmental Answer: C 7. A student who turns pale and feels nauseated when called on to speak in class is experiencing a(n) ______ response to stress. A. emotional B. cognitive C. developmental D. physical Answer: D 8. A person diagnosed with a stress disorder is experiencing a disorder categorized by DSM as: A. depression. B. anxiety. C. pharmacological. D. mania. Answer: B 9. In terms of their DSM diagnostic categorization, which of the following pairs belong together? A. acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder B. psychophysiological disorder and acute stress disorder C. psychophysiological disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder D. acute stress disorder and psychological factors affecting medical condition Answer: A 10. The part of the body that releases hormones into the bloodstream is the ______ system. A. nervous B. exocrine C. endocrine D. autonomic Answer: C 11. In response to a threat, we perspire, breathe more quickly, get goose bumps, and feel nauseated. These responses are controlled by the: A. somatic nervous system. B. peripheral nervous system. C. sympathetic nervous system. D. parasympathetic nervous system.
Answer: C 12. The gland that produces a hormone that is involved in the reaction to fearful and stressful situations is the: A. ganglion. B. adrenal. C. hippocampus. D. medulla. Answer: B 13. Imagine that you just had a “close call” while driving, but now you feel your body returning to normal. Which part of your nervous system is controlling this return to normalcy? A. somatic nervous system B. peripheral nervous system C. sympathetic nervous system D. parasympathetic nervous system Answer: D 14. The group of hormones that appears to be most involved in arousal and fear reaction are the: A. prolactins. B.
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