Psych 111 Chapter Thirteen

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Questions from Psych 111 Chapter Thirteen for Exam 3
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  1. What is the term for any circumstance that threatens or is perceived to threaten one's well-being?
    stress
  2. What is the term for when the pursuit of a goal is prevented?
    frustration
  3. What is the term for when two or more competing and incompatible goals occur?
    conflict
  4. What is the term for the type of conflict in which a choice must be made between two desirable goals? This is the lest stressful type of conflict.
    approach-approach conflict
  5. What is the term for the type of conflict in which a choice must be made between two unattractive goals?
    avoidance-avoidance conflict
  6. What is the term for the type of conflict in which a choice must be made about to achieve a goal which has both positive and negative attributes?
    approach-avoidance conflict
  7. What is the term for any notable difference in one's life which requires adaptation?
    change
  8. What is the term for expectations or demands that one must behave in a particular manner?
    pressure
  9. What is the term for when the body releases adrenal hormones, and the sympathetic nervous system is activated?
    alarm
  10. What is the term for when the body is on high alert?
    resistance
  11. What is the term for when someone has an increased physiological vulnerability to stress?
    exhaustion
  12. What is the term for the specific events or chronic pressures that place demands on a person and/or threatens their well-being?
    stressors
  13. What is the term for the strategies you use to buffer against the stress cycle? These are active efforts to master, reduce, or accept the demands created by stress.
    coping
  14. What is the term for a maladaptive coping strategy in which a harmful act is done to someone verbally or physically, who is not actually the true "object" of the hostility?
    displaced aggression
  15. What is the term for a maladaptive coping strategy in which a release of emotional tension occurs?
    catharsis
  16. What is the term for a maladaptive coping strategy in which you compensate for deprived/frustrated feelings by trying to promote a feeling of satisfaction in another area?
    self-indulgence
  17. What is the term for healthy efforts to deal with a stressful event making one more resilient to the stressor(s)?
    constructive coping strategies
  18. What is the term for a constructive coping strategy is which the focus is on how to change the situation?
    problem focused
  19. What is the term for a constructive coping strategy in which the focus in on how to change perceptions/reactions to the situation?
    emotion focused
  20. What is the term for something that helps cope with stressful situations by designing positive ways to think about the situation?
    stress inoculation training
  21. What is the term for the fact that people with more positive outlooks handle stress better?
    optimism
  22. What is the term for the fact that the use of humor can help cope with stress, and can defuse some situations?
    humor
  23. What is the term for something that reduces tension by relaxing muscles in the body, slowing cortical activity, heart rate, respiration, and blood pressure?
    relaxation
  24. What is the term for the fact that presence of social supports provides adaptive coping/release from pressures?
    social supports

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