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Exhaustion Stage of Stress: Psychology Overview

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Exhaustion is the _____ stage of General Adaptation Syndrome.

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1. During the exhaustion stage of General Adaptation Syndrome:

2. After ______ months of chronic stress the chance of catching a cold increases.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge your understanding of the exhaustion stage of Hans Selye's General Adaptation Syndrome using this worksheet and quiz combination. You will need to be familiar with topics such as what occurs during the exhaustion stage and how the body responds to stress in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet pair check your knowledge of:

  • Where the exhaustion stage falls in the General Adaptation Syndrome
  • Effects on the body during the stage
  • How long before prolonged time in the exhaustion stage impacts a person's health
  • What part of the body works to resolve stress

Skills Practiced

Utilize these assessment tools to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the body's physical response to stress from the related lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how prolonged stress impacts the immune system and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you gained regarding the body's attempts to resolve stress

Additional Learning

To learn more about the exhaustion stage in the General Adaptation Syndrome, check out the accompanying lesson called Exhaustion Stage of Stress: Psychology Overview. That lesson examines these objectives:

  • Understand the place of the exhaustion stage in the General Adaptation Syndrome
  • Identify the role of chronic stress in increasing the chance of illness
  • Recognize the body's attempts to cope with stress
  • Explore the physical effects of prolonged stress
  • View the stress vulnerability model
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