Fight or Flight Response: Definition, Physiology & Examples


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The fight or flight response is activated by this branch of the autonomic nervous system:

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1. The HPA axis includes:

2. Michelle was frightened by a scary movie. As a result, her HPA axis responded by:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Fight or flight is an instinctual response that the quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you to better understand. You'll be tested on the brain, the nervous system and the primary function of this response.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test you on:

  • Control of the fight or flight impulse
  • The function of adrenaline
  • The components of the HPA Axis
  • Fight or flight in animals and humans
  • Examples of the fight or flight response

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will assess the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the fight or flight response
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the HPA Axis
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the role of the brain in survival in a different light

Additional Learning

Know all about this instinctual response by reviewing the associated lesson on The Fight or Flight Response. The following objectives will be addressed in detail:

  • Identify the elements of the HPA Axis
  • Differentiate fight or flight in animals and people
  • Understand how the brain operates this response
  • Discover the state known as heightened awareness
  • Understand examples illustrating the fight or flight response