PSY 202 – Exercise not only reduces the risk of stroke, osteoporosis


1.True or False? Exercise not only reduces the risk of stroke, osteoporosis, and diabetes, but it also improves overall mental health, reduces stress and depression, and increases happiness. (Points : 1)



Question 2. 2.Lyle is a retail store manager. Over the past two years he has been stressed by his lack of control over his store’s operations. Sales are down and employees are dissatisfied as a result of decisions made by area managers. There is not much about his job that Lyle can be proud of and he worries about how he will look at his next job review. He finds it difficult to forget the job at the end of the day. The danger that this stress will affect Lyle’s body is significant. True or False? (Points : 1)



Question 3. 3.Tom works full-time, is married, and has three children. He has also begun attending school online. He is trying to complete his calendar for the week and is thinking about different obligations, commitments, and appointments as he plans his schedule. His thinking and planning process is an example of:(Points : 1)

Psychosocial development

Question 4. 4.Jennifer works full-time, is married, has two children, and is going to school. Tonight, while trying to complete her homework, she notices an increase in her heart rate and respiration (i.e., breathing). Recently, she has been diagnosed with high blood pressure. It is possible that Jennifer is experiencing:(Points : 1)

Placebo effect

Question 5. 5.Jeffrey drinks alcohol regularly. He has been convicted of a DUI. He has difficulty paying his bills because most of his money is used to purchase alcohol. He often misses work because of drinking and he is recently divorced. It is not unusual for him to skip meals and drink instead. Jeffrey meets the objective factors that assess for:(Points : 1)

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Question 6. 6.Theresa thinks that, as a student, she is above average. She considers her grades on tests and papers to be very good, and she is confident that she will reach her goal of graduating from her program with a high GPA. Theresa’s evaluation of her own abilities in school refers to her ______________ about being a student.(Points : 1)


Question 7. 7.Janice recently visited her doctor and was diagnosed with high blood pressure. Her doctor also let her know that she is overweight and that she should try to lose weight to prevent further health complications. Janice knows that some of this is due to stress, so she tells herself that she will actively try to figure out a way to lower her stress levels. Janice should try:(Points : 1)

Connecting with her support system
Making time for things that are fun and relaxing
Maintaining a regular sleep, eating, and physical activity routine
All of the above

Question 8. 8.Rica is absolutely terrified of spiders. When there is a spider in her house, even if it is not poisonous, she feels so scared that she is unable to continue with any task she was doing when the spider appeared. Rica becomes so distressed that if she is at home alone, she will leave the house until her husband can come home and remove the spider. Rica is probably dealing with __________(Points : 1)

a specific phobia.
major depression.
substance abuse.

Question 9. 9.Susan is a 3rd-grade teacher. While she enjoys her job, she finds it very stressful due to budget cuts and an unsupportive administration. Furthermore, she is a single mother and has two children in high school, both of whom are struggling in school. There are many days in which Susan feels extremely overwhelmed and frustrated. However, she has learned that it has been helpful for her to try to change her negative thoughts into positive ones. She repeats certain mantras to herself and focuses on positive feelings. Susan is using __________ to cope with stress.(Points : 1)

Positive self-talk
Autogenic training

Question 10. 10.Self-concept refers to ________(Points : 1)

changes in behavior.
changes in attitude.
a person’s image of self.

Question 11. 11.Tom is a marketing executive. He is also a student, working on his degree through an online program, a husband of 15 years, and a father of three. One morning, while his family is getting ready for the day, he gets in his car to leave, only to find that it won’t start. His wife takes him to work, and once he arrives, he is told by his boss that he will need to prepare a presentation for the next day. Additionally, he has a final paper due that same day. Suddenly, he begins to feel a headache and he is craving chocolate. Tom’s body is telling him that he is experiencing:(Points : 1)

Job satisfaction

Question 12. 12.Kayla works full-time, is married, and has three young children, age 10 and under. She has also recently started working on her business degree with an online program. It is 8:00 in the evening; she is trying to get her children ready for bed, the kitchen cleaned up after dinner, and lunches started for the next day. She also has an assignment due at midnight that she has not yet started. She notices that she has a very bad headache and that her muscles are quite tense. She also feels a bit dizzy, and she has recently noticed that she has been overeating and therefore gaining weight. Kayla is likely suffering from:(Points : 1)

Poor self-esteem
Postpartum depression

Question 13. 13.Steven has just turned 21. Last night he went out with friends, and he drank 21 shots of alcohol to celebrate. He missed class the next day and doesn’t remember the events of the night before. The most specific term for Steven’s action is:(Points : 1)

Drinking and driving
Binge drinking
Using psychoactive substances
None of the above.

Question 14. 14.Shanell is a 16-year-old girl who has no friends. Shanell considers herself to be unattractive, so she does not like to look at herself. She also thinks she is an inadequate daughter. Overall, Shanell is experiencing:(Points : 1)

Low self-esteem
High self-esteem
Lack of friendships

Question 15.15.Mike has not taken any college classes for 10 years. He has recently returned to school and feels overwhelmed by the amount of work that is required, as well as trying to balance his full-time job and family with his school expectations. Despite his struggles, he is confident in his ability to be successful as a student, which contributes to his determination to reach his goals. Mike’s assessment of his own ability to reach his goals can also be called his:(Points : 1)





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