Package Title: Critical Thinking Essay Course Title: Nevid, Adjustment Psychology 12e



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Course Title: Nevid, Adjustment Psychology 12e

Chapter Number: Chapter 03

Question Type: Essay

01) Please describe the common methods (mentioned in the text) of dealing with stress. As you look at these methods, what are some the methods that make most sense to you and what are some of the methods that you think may be difficult for people in today’s society to implement?
Answer:
Difficulty: Hard

02) The textbook mentions the importance of social support as a moderator of stress. Let us say that you are a stress management specialist and a client asks you how they might make better use of this stress moderator. What are some suggestions that you might give your client to help them build a stronger base of social support?


Answer:
Difficulty: Hard

03) Kobasa mentions that the psychologically hardy display three characteristics: commitment, challenge and control. Please describe these three characteristics and then relate them to your own life. In what ways do you display (or fail to display) these three characteristics?


Answer:
Difficulty: Hard

04) Please give an example from your own life for each of the types of conflict cited in the textbook. What have been the most stressful types of conflict for you to deal with?


Answer:
Difficulty: Hard

05) In an effort to be proactive, the New York City school system has just hired you to develop a program that helps parents talk with their children about terrorism. What suggestions might you have for parents when it comes to (a) identifying stress-related symptoms in their children and (b) discussing terrorist attacks with their children?


Answer:
Difficulty: Hard


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