Multiple choice quiz

Quizzes are available to test your understanding of the key concepts covered in each chapter. Click on the arrows next to each question to view the answer.

1. Which word is used to refer to stressors that have physical origins, such as burns or cancer?

  1. Physiogenic
  2. Psychogenic
  3. Systemogenic
  4. Neurogenic
  5. Cytogenic


d. Neurogenic

2. Gracie has been busy with schoolwork and forgot that she has a paper due in a week. Aware that this is a major issue, Gracie says, “it is what it is, but I’ll use the resources available and get through this with greater strength” and gets to work on her paper. What type of coping strategy did Gracie use?

  1. Cognitive Restructuring
  2. Passive Resignation
  3. Active Distraction
  4. Self-Blame
  5. Antherism


a. Cognitive Restructuring

3. Which term is used to refer to the shortcuts individuals make based on earlier experiences or previously established rules?

  1. Cognitive associations
  2. Heuristics
  3. Referential associations
  4. Attributions
  5. Intuitions


b. Heuristics

4. Among one of the more important characteristics of stressors that make them more or less aversive is controllability. If one has little to no control over a stressor, what type of cognitive schema might develop that ultimately is a feature of depression?

  1. Pessimism
  2. Desperation
  3. Indifference
  4. Despair
  5. Helplessness


e. Helplessness

5. What types of appraisals related to the locus of control is the following individual making if they were to say “I can achieve a great mark in Health Psychology if I try. In fact, I can pretty well succeed at most things if I put my mind to it”. 

  1. Specific, Unstable
  2. Global; Unstable
  3. External, Stable
  4. Internal, global
  5. Global, Stable


d. Internal, global

6. Julie has three exams scheduled within five days of each other. For many, this may be too much, and they may feel overwhelmed. However, Julie is confident in her ability to put in the necessary time into studying, and come out of her last exam feeling she had done her very best. What word best defines Julie’s attitude?

  1. Self-esteem
  2. Self-efficacy
  3. Self-confidence
  4. Self-mastery
  5. Self-righteousness


b. Self-efficacy

7. What is the term used to refer to the overly taxed neurobiological systems following the rapid mobilization of biological resources?

  1. Allostatic Imbalance
  2. Biological Strain
  3. Homeostatic Overload
  4. Allostatic Overload
  5. Hypostatic Overload


d. *Allostatic Overload

8. What personality feature of the Five Factor Model includes the disposition to experience negative emotions such as anger, anxiety, and depression?

  1. Openness
  2. Conscientiousness
  3. Extraversion
  4. Agreeableness
  5. Neuroticism


e. *Neuroticism

9. Taylor had recently gone through illness as well as a bitter divorce with her partner, which had left her both emotionally and financially exhausted. Taylor has decided to use this experience to actually see the benefit of her ordeal. What coping strategy best describes Taylor’s attitude?

  1. Post-Traumatic Growth
  2. Emotional Expression
  3. Distraction
  4. Religiosity (External)
  5. Emotional Containment


a. Post-Traumatic Growth

10. To his surprise, Dave’s partner has ended their relationship. Rather than come to terms with it, he has filled his time going to the gym to avoid thinking about his heartbreak. What sort of coping strategy is Dave demonstrating?

  1. Cognitive Distraction
  2. Active Distraction
  3. Rumination
  4. Passive Resignation
  5. Problem-solving


b. Active Distraction