Diathesis, Stress, and Protective Factors: Understanding the Diathesis-Stress Model


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Diathesis is which of the following?

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1. Which of these is an example of a stressor?

2. According to the diathesis-stress model, which of the following is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to identify properties of the diathesis-stress model, a tool used to identify a specific mental illness.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • Components of the diathesis-stress model
  • Examples of stress
  • Protective factors

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you practice these skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about stress in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the diathesis-stress model
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as diathesis

Additional Learning

To learn more about the diathesis-stress model, review the corresponding less on Diathesis, Stress, and Protective Factors: Understanding the Diathesis-Stress Model. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Examine traits of schizophrenia
  • Determine protective factors
  • Identify examples of stress
  • Learn properties of the diathesis-stress model
  • Define stress