PSY 210 Week 3 DQ 1

PSY 210 Week 3 DQ 1

PSY 210 Week 3 DQ 1

The text, Psychology and the Challenges of Life, discusses several sources of stress. What sources of stress did the text identify that you were previously unaware of? How might you deal with these sources?

Complete Appendix C.

Choose two or three of the personality theories discussed in Ch. 2 of Psychology and the Challenges of Life. 

Write a 350- to 700-word response comparing and contrasting the theories you have chosen.Complete the self-assessment on p. 97 in Ch. 3 of Psychology and the Challenges of Life and review the answer key found on p. 117. This test is used as a general guide to assessing Type A personalities. It is in no way a valid psychological test. What are some of the characteristics of a Type A personality? How might having a Type A personality affect a person’s reaction to stress? What would you view as some advantages or disadvantages of a Type A personality?


You are currently an associate at an advertising agency where you have worked for 2 years. You are pursuing a promotion to the position of advertising executive. While you expected to put in extra hours and some added responsibilities as part of earning the promotion, your boss has increased your workload significantly, including some projects that had been assigned to other associates. You have more deadlines than you think you can meet, plus the pressure of creating new and innovative material for your campaigns.


Answer each of the following questions in 50 to 75 words:

·         What steps of the general adaptation syndrome will I experience?

·         What emotional and cognitive effects might this stressor produce?

·         If this stress continues, how might it affect my health?

How might I resolve this situation effectively?

Review Figure 4.3 on p. 129 of Psychology and the Challenges of Life.

Summarize the multifactorial model and how it relates to the diagnosis of illnesses.

Select two health problems discussed in the text.

Explain what role psychology has played in understanding and managing these health problems.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word, APA-formatted paper.