Stress: Definition and Impact on Overall Health


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A psychological and physiological response to any real or imagined disruption, demand, stimulation, or change in life is known as:

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1. Julia just received the exciting news that she has been accepted to a doctorate program. She then begins to think about all of the details that will be involved in quitting her job and moving halfway across the country to start school in a few short months. Julia is experiencing which of the following?

2. Robert recently started a new job. Just as he feels he is starting to get the hang of things, Robert hears that his new employer has issued a hiring freeze and is going to begin laying off individuals in his department following the loss of a large contract. Robert is experiencing which of the following?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Examples of stress and the difference between good stress and bad stress will be covered on this interactive quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Good stress
  • Bad stress
  • Stress examples
  • Distress

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related stress lesson
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as good stress and bad stress
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the effects of good stress and bad stress

Additional Learning

How can stress be both damaging and useful to a person's quality of life? Find out in the lesson titled Stress: Definition and Impact on Overall Health. The lesson gives further details about:

  • The differences between distress and eustress
  • Examples of each type of stress and their effects
  • Fight or Flight Response and the effects of this bodily response