91 Fill in the Blank(s)


  1. Stress can be viewed as a response, a stimulus or a ________.
  2. A coping strategy called ________ involves working while ill or injured or putting in longer hours.
  3. In response to stress, the adrenal glands release adrenalin and ________.
  4. Stress is experienced both ________ and psychologically.
  5. Hardiness includes elements of commitment, challenge and ________.
  6. The idea that stress can sometimes have a positive effect is captured by Selye’s concept of ________.
  7. The three phases of the general adaptation syndrome are ________, resistance and ________.
  8. Secondary appraisal involves an individual’s evaluation of their  ________ resources and/or coping strategies.
  9. Reading, meditation and time management are all types of _________ stress management techniques.
  10. The ________ ________ hypothesis argues that too much or too little stress can result in poor performance, while moderate amounts of stress produce optimal performance.


  1. transaction
  2. presenteeism
  3. cortisol
  4. physiologically
  5. control
  6. eustress
  7. alarm, exhaustion
  8. secondary
  9. cognitive
  10. inverted u


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