90 Short Answer/Essay Questions

Try these AFTER you have thoroughly studied the chapter.  You should not have to look back at the text to answer them (only to check your answer!).  Remember, the point is NOT to memorize parts of the textbook but rather to understand the material and describe it in your OWN WORDS.

If you are going to write more than a couple of paragraphs, think about the structure of your answer.

  1. Describe the ways in which stress can have a negative impact on health. 
  2. What are the elements of hardiness and how can they help a person cope with stress?
  3. Describe Lazarus’ transactional theory of stress and coping.
  4. Describe three cognitive action strategies that can be used to deal with stress in the workplace.




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