Walter Cannon: Stress & Fight or Flight Theories - Quiz & Worksheet


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What is the function of Walter Cannon's fight-or-flight response?

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1. What led Walter Cannon to his discovery of the fight or flight response?

2. What happens to the human body when it's confronted by a perceived or real threat?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Walter Cannon discovered the fight or flight response, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the man. You'll be assessed on your understanding of Cannon's theories and the effects of the fight or flight response.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Work and theories of Walter Cannon
  • Function of the fight or flight response
  • Disorders of the fight or flight response

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as acute stress response and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Walter Cannon's theories
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the fight or flight response

Additional Learning

To learn more about psychology, review the accompanying lesson called Walter Cannon: Stress & Fight or Flight Theories. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the work and theories of Walter Cannon
  • Understand the fight or flight response
  • Know malfunctions of the fight or flight response