Richard Lazarus's Theory of Stress Appraisal


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Psychologists who believe that rewards and punishments dictate a person's actions are called _____ psychologists.

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1. Why do cognitive psychologists focus on thoughts and emotions?

2. The psychologist who came up with the appraisal theory of stress is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will display your knowledge of the stress appraisal theory. Topics you'll need to know to do well include different types of psychologists and types of appraisal.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics you can expect to be tested on include:

  • Behavioral psychologists
  • Who developed the theory
  • Cognitive psychologists

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the stress appraisal theory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what secondary appraisal deals with
  • Making connections - use understanding of the different psychology fields to identify different types of psychologists based on a description

Additional Learning

Learn more about this concept in psychology through the lesson called Theory of Stress Appraisal. In this lesson, you'll be educated on the following objectives:

  • Detail the different kinds of psychology
  • Distinguish between primary and secondary appraisal
  • Identify another name for the appraisal theory of stress
  • Cover the climate of the 1960's when it came to psychology