Exercise 1

1.1  Define “stress,” “stressor,” and give several examples of the

three types of stress (pp. 3-5).  Explain what is meant by

“Holistic Health” and summarize the various dimensions

of health (pp. 5-8).  Summarize the various sources of stress;

then explain the three basic approaches to managing stress

which will be utilized in this course (pp. 8-12).


1.2  Discuss the various stress vulnerability factors; then complete

“The Tombstone Test” (pp. 23-26).


1.3  Explain the concept of homeostasis and the various

physiological responses to stress (pp. 31-36); Summarize the

General Adaptation Syndrome and give an example of

It’s application (pp. 38-39).  List and dispel the 5 myths

about stress (pp. 40-41).


1.4  Compare and contrast the effects of medium-term and

Long-term stress (pp. 46-52); then discuss how the mind

and body communicate (pp. 52-56).


1.5  Complete the Student Stress Scale (p. 24) and summarize

what you learned; the Fight-or-Flight Activity (pp. 41-42); and the

Body Signals Lab (p. 57).