Stress (Biological) - past exam questions

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June 12
1a Outline the pituitary-adrenal system (3marks)
1b Outline the sympathomedullary pathway (3marks)
2 Outline and evaluate research into life changes as sources of stress (8marks)
3 (6 marks)
4 (4marks)
Jan 12
1 Describe one research study that has investigated stress in the workplace. In answer include details
of what was done and what was found (4marks)
2 (4marks)

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Life changes and daily hassles are often measured using questionnaires.…read more

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Jan 11
1a (4marks)
1b Explain what psychological research has shown about the stressful impact of either life changes or
daily hassles (4 marks)
2a Explain one possible ethical issue that might arise when using questionnaires in this area of
psychology (2marks)
2b Apart from ethics, explain one other problem of using questionnaires to investigate stress
3a What's meant by a problem-focused approach to coping with stress? (3marks)
3b What's meant by an emotion-focused approach to coping with stress? (3marks)
4 (6marks)
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Identify 1 limitation of this study and explain how you would correct it (2marks)
1c Outline 1 problem-focused approach to coping with stress (2marks)
Explain why having Type A personality makes him more likely to suffer the negative effects of stress
2b Outline 1 way in which psychologists measure Type A personality (2marks)
3 Outline & evaluate research into the relationship between the immune system and stress-related
illness (12marks)
Jan 10
1 Outline the main features of the pituitary-adrenal system (3marks)…read more

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Outline 1 strength and 1 weakness of using correlations in stress research (4marks)
4 Describe personality factors that have been shown to influence the way people respond to stress
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