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Descartes Was Wrong: How Does Psychological Stress Get Under the Skin?

Quiz for CE Credit

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1. Rene’ Descartes believed that the mind and body are actually distinct – or “mind-body dualism”.

2. Stress is defined as an imbalance between demands and resources.

3. Stress and Coping Theory is about the transaction between the stressors of life and our skills and resources. It is summarized as a two step process including first assessing the threatening tendency of the stress to the individual, and second assessment of resources required to minimize, tolerate or eradicate the stressor and the stress it produces.

4. Stress in Native Communities, according to the American Psychological Association, includes the stress of intergenerational trauma and how it contributes to the erosion of family and the tribe in general as well as affecting history and spiritual traditions.

5. Psychological stress may negatively influence engagement in risk reducing lifestyle changes and stress related physiology that increase diabetes risk.

6. Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA)-Axis activation and dysregulation, may have a direct negative impact on insulin resistance and glucose metabolism.

7. Foundations of mindfulness includes which of the following practices:

8. Bronfenbrener’s Biological Model of Human Development consists of which of the following layers in a system of overall influences in a person’s life, stress, and health:

9. Acculturative stress refers to the feeling of tension and anxiety that accompany efforts to adapt to the orientation and values of dominant culture.