Abnormal Psychology

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Quiz 9 :

Physical Disorders and Health Psychology Physical Disorders and Health Psychology

Quiz 9 :

Physical Disorders and Health Psychology Physical Disorders and Health Psychology

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Using the word psychosomatic to describe a disorder with an obvious physical component is considered misleading because
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What percentage of deaths that are attributed to the top ten causes of death in the US can be traced to lifestyle choices?
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'AIDS, a disease of the immune system, is directly affected by stress.Stress may then promote the deadly progression of the disease.' These two statements are an example of ________ factors influencing ________ processes.
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Knowledge derived from the behavioural sciences applied to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of medical problems is called
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What is the name of the new field of study that reflects the shift in focus from infectious disease to psychological/behavioural factors as causes of illness and death?
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The physiological response of an individual to a stressor is called __________________.
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In 1936 Canadian researcher Hans Selye discovered that giving injections to laboratory rats caused them to develop ulcers.His finding led to a new area of study called
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Research has shown that increased levels of cortisol in response to stress may cause damage to parts of the
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Which of the following factors is most closely related to how well you think you can cope with a threat or challenge?
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In response to sustained stress, the body goes through several stages that together constitute the general adaptation syndrome (GAS), a concept proposed by researcher Hans Selye.The GAS consists of all the following stages EXCEPT
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At the beginning of the twentieth century, the leading cause of death in the USA was
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According to the text, some of the major contributing factors to illness and death in the United States are currently
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Health psychology, a subfield of behavioural medicine, focuses on all of the following EXCEPT
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In which of the following ways do psychological and social factors influence health?
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According to the principles of health psychology, which of the following is the best protection against acquiring AIDS?
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Research has shown that excessive secretion of the stress hormone cortisol can result in cell death in the hippocampal region of the brain in cases of
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Which of the following statements is TRUE?
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Continuous secretion of the stress hormone cortisol by the adrenal glands can lead to all of the following EXCEPT
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Which of the following statements accurately describes a process in the activation of the HPA (hormonal) axis?
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Which of the following best represents the emotional continuum believed to be related to coping with threat and challenge?
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