Psyc 107 Ch.16 Hw

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HW Ch 16 - pp 517 thru 529, pp 533 thru 539 - psyc 107 Fall 2010 Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. __D__ 1. The text defines stress as: a. the negative emotional responses people experience when they are threatened b. the increased arousal people experience when they are threatened c. any environmental event that produces elevated heart rate and blood pressure d. the physical and psychological reactions people have to demanding situations __A__ 2. Hans Selye introduced the model of stress reaction called the general adaptation syndrome (GAS). Selye was convinced that reactions to stressful situations: a. were general and nonspecific b. differed, depending on the type of stressor that was present c. were stronger when people had other physical illnesses d. differed, depending on the personality characteristics of the individual __A__ 3. The physiological reaction to an environmental threat, in which the autonomic nervous system energizes the body and hormones are released by the endocrine system, is called: a. a fight-or-flight response b. a resistance response c. a generalized anxiety response d. reaction formation ___D_ 4. In the general activation syndrome (GAS), described by Selye, the sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system first becomes activated during: a. the resistance phase b. the stage of exhaustion c. recovery from the stress d. the alarm reaction __C__ 5. Quinn was driving his car on an icy road when the back end started to skid out of control. His car crossed the centerline, and he could see the headlights of rapidly approaching oncoming traffic. His entire body became energized. His heart rate and respiration increased, and he began to perspire profusely. According to Selye's general activation syndrome (GAS), Quinn was
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