Health Psychology MCQs

Health Psychology MCQs

Answer these 70+ Health Psychology MCQs and assess your grip on the subject of Health Psychology. Scroll below and get started!

1: Coping strategies can be either ________-focused or ________-focused in nature

A.   Problem; emotion

B.   Distress; eustress

C.   Physiological; spiritual

D.   Internally; externally

2: During the first phase of the general adaptation syndrome (gas), the _____ is suddenly activated.

A.   Coronary heart disease

B.   Sympathetic nervous system

C.   Adrenal glands

3: When atp molecules convert to adp molecules, _____ occurs.

A.   Phosphorylation

B.   Dephosphorylation

C.   Elongation

D.   Specialization

4: When speaking about the circulatory system we know that ________

A.   Blood travels from the left ventricle to the lungs via the aorta and from the right ventricle to the body via the venae cavae (singular: vena cava)

B.   Newly oxygenated blood travels from the right ventricle to the lungs via the pulmonary arteries, and blood from which oxygen has been depleted travels from the lungs to the heart via the pulmonary veins

C.   Oxygen-depleted blood travels from the individual body cells back to the heart and enters the right atrium from the aorta

D.   Oxygenated blood leaves the left ventricle and travels to all parts of the body; it then returns to the heart and enters the right atrium

E.   Blood becomes oxygenated as it is pumped from the atria to the ventricles. At the same time, the carbon dioxide is unloaded

5: When the secretions from the gland must go through a duct, it is a(n) _____ gland.

A.   Endocrine

B.   ​exocrine

C.   ​islets of Langerhans.

D.   ​exocrine

6: When we encounter a stressor, the adrenal glands release _____ and _____.

A.   Epinephrine

B.   Norepinephrine

C.   A only

D.   A and b

7: In a healthy, functioning immune system, ________ search out and destroy cancer cells.

A.   Lymphocytes

B.   Macrophages

C.   NK cells

D.   All

8: Type a personality is to type b personality as _____ is to _____.

A.   Epinephrine; norepinephrine

B.   Obesity; cancer

C.   Time-conscious; competitive

D.   Irritable; calm

9: Paradoxical sleep is to slow-wave sleep as ________ sleep is to ________ sleep.

A.   Depressants

B.   Cardiac response

C.   REM; NREM-3

D.   NREM-1 sleep

10: _____ is a prolonged and severe stress reaction to a catastrophic event.

A.   Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

B.   Substance abuse

C.   AIDS-related dementia

D.   Major depression

11: In response to various stressors, ________ increases your heart rate and respiration.

A.   A type B personality profile

B.   The immune system

C.   The sympathetic nervous system

D.   Oxytocin

12: One threat to well-being occurs in people who _____.

A.   Believe they have no control over their circumstances

B.   Accumulate too much money

C.   Use meditation and exercise to cope with external stressors

D.   Take charge of their own health

13: Psychological hardiness is characterized by all of the following except __________.

A.   People with psychological hardiness have a strong commitment to their work and a belief that their work is important.

B.   ​Those with psychological hardiness have an internal locus of control.

C.   ​People with psychological hardiness try to avoid change.

D.   ​Psychological hardiness is characterized by openness to challenges.

14: Social support ________ our ability to cope with stressful events.

A.   Usually decreases

B.   Has no effect on

C.   Usually increases

D.   Has an unpredictable effect on

15: The first response that people typically make to frustration is ________.

A.   Persistence

B.   Increasing efforts

C.   Varying efforts

D.   Aggression

16: The most lethal dimension of type a behavior pattern seems to be ________.

A.   Hostility

B.   Persistence

C.   Increasing efforts

D.   Varying efforts

17: Viral infections are to ________ as bacterial infections are to ________.

A.   T lymphocytes; B lymphocytes

B.   B lymphocytes; B lymphocytes

C.   T lymphocytes; T lymphocytes

D.   B lymphocytes; T lymphocytes

18: When an employee is unclear regarding what behavior is expected on the job, role ______ occurs.

A.   Ambiguity

B.   Conflict

C.   Overload

D.   Strain

19: Wishful thinking and the use of drugs exemplify the use of _____ coping.

A.   Focused.

B.   Emotion-focused.

C.   Avoidant.

D.   Proactive

20: Mainstream smoke is best defined as smoke ____.

A.   Exhaled by a person who smokes

B.   From the lighted end of a cigarette

C.   From the lighted end of a pipe or tobacco

D.   From the lighted end of a cigar

21: The most important antecedent of watson's behaviorism was ____.

A.   Evolutionary theory

B.   Functionalism

C.   Positivism

D.   Animal psychology

22: Toward the end of titchener's career, he came to favor the ____ method instead of the ____ method.

A.   Psychophysiological; psychological

B.   Before he went to Leipzig

C.   One; pleasure/displeasure

D.   Phenomenological; introspective.

23: A type of reinforcement identified by bandura is ____.

A.   Variable ratio

B.   Vicarious

C.   Fixed interval

D.   Fixed ratio

E.   Variable interval.

24: In his introspection experiments, titchener wanted his subjects (observers) to ____.

A.   Be passive recorders of the experiences registering on the conscious mind.

B.   Independent and dependent experience

C.   Titchener and Külpe; Wundt

D.   Phenomenological; introspective

25: Behaviorism was officially established in ____.

A.   1913, with Watson's "Psychology as the Behaviorist Views It".

B.   Unconditioned responses

C.   The body's muscular movement and glandular responses

D.   Replacing religion-based ethics with experimental ethics

26: The dominant area of study for the neobehaviorists was ____.

A.   Perception.

B.   Learning.

C.   The neurophysiology of the brain.

D.   None of the above

27: The autonomic nervous system regulates the ________ that accompany(ies) different emotions.

A.   Physiological arousal

B.   Cognitive label

C.   Stress

D.   General Adaptation Syndrome

28: Friedman and rosenman referred to relaxed and easygoing individuals as ________ personalities.

A.   Alfred adler

B.   Type A

C.   Temperament

D.   Super ego

29: Membership in a religious organization and regular attendance at religious functions ________.

A.   Can be a vital part of a person's social support system

B.   Approach-avoidance

C.   Approach-approach

D.   Minor annoyances of everyday life

E.   Exercise regularly

30: The h. pylori bacterium that is associated with ulcer formation is _____.

A.   Not affected by antibiotics

B.   Found in 75% of people who do not have ulcers

C.   Be deposited on and block coronary arteries

D.   None of these

31: Unrealistic expectations are a type of _______________ stressor.

A.   Identifying stressor

B.   Internal

C.   Realism themselves

D.   Sense of wellness

32: _____ is primarily aimed at relieving or regulating the emotional impact of a stressful situation.

A.   Hostility.

B.   Burnout.

C.   Chronic stress.0

D.   Emotion-focused coping

33: Physical activity tends to _____.

A.   ​decrease HDL cholesterol

B.   ​increase LDL cholesterol

C.   ​raise the risk of type 2 diabetes

D.   ​raise blood pressure

E.   ​slow resting pulse

34: Karl popper, a 20th-century philosopher, claimed that genuine scientific theories are __________.

A.   Falsifiable

B.   Reproducible

C.   Verifiable

D.   Confirmable

35: With respect to acculturation, _____ is the "happy medium" between _____ and _____.

A.   Integration; acceptance; rejection

B.   Integration; assimilation; separation

C.   Assimilation; integration; separation

D.   Separation; assimilation; integration

36: _____ is primarily aimed at directly changing or managing a threatening or harmful stressor.

A.   Psychoneuroimmunology

B.   Chronic stress.

C.   Stress

D.   Problem-focused coping

37: Rush hour traffic is to upset stomach as ________ is to ________.

A.   Alarm reaction

B.   Stressor; stress reaction

C.   Lymphocyte; macrophage

D.   Type b; type a

38: A(n) ______ conflict occurs when an individual considers two attractive options.

A.   Resilience

B.   Psychoneuroimmunology

C.   Hardiness

D.   Emotion-focused

E.   Approach-

39: Lazarus defines stress as the individual's _____ the challenging life event.

A.   Appraisal of.

B.   Social support refers...

C.   Physical exercise refers...

D.   Environmental factors...

40: Many researchers believe that _______ contribute more to people's stress levels than ____________.

A.   Hassles

B.   Daily hassles; major life events

C.   Burnout

D.   Stress

41: The hormone oxytocin could be described as being involved in the ______________ response to stress.

A.   Oxytocin

B.   Cortisol

C.   Epinephrine

D.   Norepinephrine.

42: The notion that people use drugs and alcohol to reduce anxiety is called the ____ hypothesis.

A.   Daily hassles.

B.   Self-medication

C.   Hypothalamus; sympathetic

D.   None of these

43: When the body attains a stable and consistent physiological state, it has achieved _____.

A.   Homeostasis

B.   Adaptation

C.   Relaxation

D.   None of these

44: Academic pressures, relationship discord, and money problems are all examples of __________.

A.   Distress

B.   Downshifting

C.   Stressor

D.   Combat

45: B lymphocytes inhibit ________, whereas t lymphocytes inhibit ________.

A.   Bacterial infections; viral infections

B.   Heart attacks; strokes

C.   NK cells; cancer cells


46: Carl goss found that neurons in the ____ respond to complex visual stimuli.

A.   Inferotemporal Cortex

B.   Selective Rearing

C.   Specificity Coding

D.   Inhibitory area

47: Health psychology is guided by the _____ model of health, illness, and well-being.

A.   Stress

B.   Coping

C.   Psychoneuroimmunology

D.   Biopsychosocial

48: The language of business meetings is called _____.

A.   Conference language.

B.   Main Street

C.   Business

D.   Wall Street

E.   Financial statements.

49: Two forms of evaluating flexibility are the shoulder flexibility test and the ________ test.

A.   Fiber recruitment

B.   Isometric

C.   Sit-snd-reach

D.   Concentric

50: A blood alcohol concentration above ________ will often result in death.

A.   0.11

B.   0.21

C.   0.31

D.   0.41