Study Guide for Exam 2


Chapter 4 - Personal Stress Management

  1. What is stress? What is a stressor?
  2. Identify the five major categories of stressors and give one example of each type.
  3. Briefly describe Selye's General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS). Why is the GAS important to understand?
  4. What is homeostasis?
  5. What impact does long term stress have on the various systems in the human body?
  6. Distinguish between hypostress, distress, and eustress.
  7. Identify some of the most common causes of stress on college and university campuses.
  8. List at least different five health problems associated with excessive stress.
  9. What are the key solutions for curbing and/or controlling anger.
  10. What are some of the sources of job related stress? What are some of the effective ways to cope with job-related stress?
  11. What are the major health problems associated with too much job-related stress?
  12. Compare the various methods that are used to manage stress and tell which ones you have personally used (or would use) to help you relax more.
  13. Why is "time management" also considered to be "stress management"?
  14. What are the skills necessary for effectively managing time.
  15. Briefly describe the major types of relaxation techniques.
  16. Summarize the basic ways to destress your life.

Chapter 5 - Social Health

  1. What are the components of effective listening?
  2. What are the six basic types of assertive messages? Give examples of each.
  3. Give at least five different situations where assertiveness can be helpful.
  4. What are the different ways that men and women communicate?
  5. What impact has technology had on sexuality and dating?
  6. What are some of the important strategies for becoming more socially involved?
  7. What are the differences between dating and hooking up?
  8. Define intimacy.
  9. What are the three components of Sternberg's Love Triangle?
  10. What are the signs of a dysfunctional relationship?
  11. Define codependency?
  12. What are the pros and cons of cohabitation?
  13. What are the major issues related to divorce (or ending relationships)?
  14. Identify at least five different ways to create a better relationship?

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