Lindsey is extremely afraid of becoming obese even though she is underweight. She often checks her body in the mirror for any signs of fat and refuses to eat most foods because she insists they are fatty or high in calories. Lindsey most clearly demonstrates symptoms of anorexia nervosa.Bulimia nervosais an eating disorder in which a normal-weight person engages in binge eating and then purges the excessive food consumption by self-induced vomiting or by the misuse of laxatives or enemas.The fight-or-flight response is associated with the release of epinephrineinto the bloodstream.Alarm, resistance, and exhaustion characterize the phases of the general adaptation syndrome.Ben is a self-employed accountant who works overtime during the first two weeks of April to finish his clients' tax forms before the filing deadline. During this time, Ben is most likely to show a(n elevated blood cholesterol level.Type A personality is to Type B personality as irritableis tocalm.Estée's legs are paralyzed, but she is able to minimize the stress that the inability to walk might have caused by viewing this handicap as a challenge rather than a threat. This illustrates the importance of stress appraisal.Although stress does not create cancer cells, it may affect their growth by suppressing the activity of T lymphocytesMarcy believes that the outcome of athletic contests depends so much on luck that it hardly pays to put any effort into her own athletic training. Her belief most clearly illustrates an external locus of control.Mindfulness meditation involves attending to our moment-to-moment experiences in a manner that is nonjudgmental.Veena gets poor grades no matter how hard she studies, so she has simply given up studying. Veena's behavior most clearly reflects learned helplessness.In a famous study, 93 percent of nursing home patients became more alert, active, and happy when theywere encouraged to increase their personal control.Social support helps to promote cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure.
Inga, a university sophomore, is experiencing stress and feels mildly depressed. She would be best advised to start a program of regular aerobic exercise.You were happy with your grade of B on the psychology test until you learned that almost everyone else in the class received an A. This illustrates that one's level of happiness is influenced by relative deprivation. Researchers have found that certain factors are related to happiness. One of these is that happy people tend to have a satisfying marriage or close friendship.