Stress Disorders: Definition and Perspectives


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Mental stress _____, while physical stress _____.

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1. Psychological disorders that involve reactions to mental or emotional strain or tension in an individual's life are known as _____.

2. Janet is extremely anxious because she knows that she should be spending a good deal of time researching and preparing for an upcoming job interview. Instead, she is allowing her stress about the situation to control her, and she is unable to focus on beginning her preparation and is essentially frozen in fear. Which way is Janet responding to stress?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Stress can be brought on by any number of events in a person's life and it affects people in different forms, so it is important to recognize the various symptoms. Use this quiz and worksheet to test your knowledge of stress, stress disorders and symptoms, and ways to alleviate stress.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be asked to:

  • Name the two types of stress
  • Select the symptoms caused by mental stress
  • Understand what an individual with their foot on the brake means
  • Define positive psychology
  • List ways to manage stress

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related abnormal psychology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of symptoms triggered by mental stress
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding approaches to dealing with stress

Additional Learning

To learn more about stress disorders, review the lesson Stress Disorders: Definition and Perspectives. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between mental and physical stress and give examples of each
  • Explore the three most usual ways people respond to stress
  • Discuss the importance of managing stress and ways to do it