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1

Who was a Jewish psychiatrist imprisoned in death camps of Nazi Germany?

Walter B Cannon

Viktor Frankl

Hans Selye

Dr Martin Seligman

Viktor Frankl

2

What is a choice we have facing us everyday?

Use stress for a change as a positive force for vitality

Use incoming demands for change as a positive force for vitality

Allow it to unnecessarily beat us up

All of the above

All of the above

3

What are you responsible for preventing as a strength-based leader?

Stress from attacking your vitality and the vitality of your staff

Allowing stress to beat us up unnecessarily

The decrease of well being of yourself and your staff

All of the above

Stress from attacking your vitality and the vitality of your staff

4

What is stress?

Negative emotion

Negative or positive influences

Positive influence

Any change that you must adapt to

Any change that you must adapt to

5

What is desirable and also essential to life?

Falling in love

Achieving some long-desired career promotions

Stress

All of the above

Stress

6

What determines the impact stress will have on you?

Whether it is a major life changes or cumulative effect on minor everyday worries

Being optimistic and positive

Having a high well being

How you respond to experiences

How you respond to experiences

7

How many adults frequently experience stress in their daily lives?
50%
42%
38%
20%

42%

8

How can stress produce wellness?

By being managed

By recognizing stress

By recognizing and managing

Only if its a positive experience

By recognizing and managing

9

Which is true about stress?

Stress is a central part of the human condition

Stress is a demand on us to change

How we handle stress determines whether it is harmful or helpful

All of the above

All of the above

10

Who laid the groundwork for the modern meaning of stress?

Walter B Cannon

Viktor Frankl

Hans Selye

Dr Martin Seligman

Walter B Cannon

11

How did he describe a series of biochemical changes that prepares us to deal with threats or danger?

Emergency response

Adrenalin bursts

Fight-or-flight

Relaxation response

Fight-or-flight

12

Who was the first major researcher on stress?

Walter B Cannon

Viktor Frankl

Hans Selye

Dr Martin Seligma

Hans Selye

13

Which part of the brain sends a signal to the main switch for the stress response, located in the midbrain?

Cerebral cortex

Hypothalamus

Adrenal glands

Epinephrine

Cerebral cortex

14

What stimulates the sympathetic nervous system to make a series of changes in your body?

Cerebral cortex

Hypothalamus

Adrenal glands

Epinephrine

Hypothalamus

15

What happens that can have long-term negative effects if left unchecked?

Adrenal glands start to secrete corticoids

Digestion is inhibited

The response of your immune system is inhibited

All of the above

All of the above

16

What is it called when the stress response is turned off?

Fight-or-flight

A threefold process

Relaxation response

Relaxation process

Relaxation response

17

When does the fight-or-flight response burn out?

Three minutes after you shut off the danger signals

Three minutes before you shut off the danger signals

Five minutes after you shut off the danger signals

Five minutes before you shut off the danger signals

Three minutes after you shut off the danger signals

18

What does the three-fold process of responding to stress involve?

The direct effect of the stress on the body

External responses that stimulate tissue defense or help to destroy damaging substances

External responses that cause tissue surrender by inhibiting unnecessary or excessive defense

All of the above

The direct effect of the stress on the body

"The response to stress involves a three-fold process consisting of (1) The direct effect of the stress on the body, (2) internal responses that stimulate tissue defense or help to destroy damaging substances, and (3) internal responses that cause tissue surrender by inhibiting unnecessary or excessive defense."

19

What percentage of all disease is attributed to psychosomatic or stress-related origins?
30%-50%
45%-75%
50%-80%
75%-80%

50%-80%

20

What is our nation’s current emphasis on?

The effects of posttraumatic growth

Producing more posttraumatic growth rather than posttraumatic stress disorder

The positivity of posttraumatic growth

All of the above

Producing more posttraumatic growth rather than posttraumatic stress disorder

21

What is a police supervisor accountable for?

Producing more posttraumatic growth rather than posttraumatic stress disorder

Understanding and effectively promoting individual and organizational vitality within the workforce

The direct effect of work related stress on the body

The vitality of the unit

Understanding and effectively promoting individual and organizational vitality within the workforce

22

Pertaining to the “stress fad”, what is important?

Knowing when stress has become too much

Knowing when stress has become too little

Maintaining resilience training or a wellness program

All of the above

All of the above

23

Police leadership is ______to the “spice of life” or pace of change.

A constant process of adaptation

A rollercoaster of adaptation

A motivating experience

Constant change that occurs in and around us

A constant process of adaptation

24

What is the prescription for wellness?

To successfully adapt to ever-changing circumstances

Remember penalties for failure to adjust to change are illness

Remember penalties for failure to adjust are unhappiness

All of the above

All of the above

25

What is a mental-physiological mechanism which helps us adapt to the constant changes that occur in and around us and navigate a reasonably steady course toward whatever we consider a meaningful purpose?

Process of adaptation

General adaptation syndrome

Relaxation process

Three-fold process

General adaptation syndrome

26

What does your vitality and the vitality of your staff depend on?

If we are a strength-based leader

Your reaction to stressful situations

How well all of you cope with change

How well you adapt to change

How well all of you cope with change

-Stress in daily life is natural, pervasive, and unavoidable, and thus is to be expected.
-Depending on how you choose to cope with stressful events, the experience of stress can be positive (healthy and vital) or negative (sickening and exhausting).
-We differ in a variety of ways, thus our means of and success in adapting to stressful incidents will vary.
-A mental-physiological mechanism known as the "general adaptation syndrome" helps us adjust to demands for change.
-By definition, stress is the nonspecific response of the body to any demand for change. The demand can be from within or from the environment.
-Police supervisors are subjected to mega-changes. As a result, they typically experience higher levels of stress.
-Strengths-based leaders are uniquely prepared to help their staff deal with stressful events and, in turn, preserve their vitality.

27

What is the definition of stress?

Any changes in our internal and external environment

The nonspecific response of the body to any demand for change

The negative effect of changes in our internal environment

All of the above

The nonspecific response of the body to any demand for change

28

Why do police supervisors typically experience higher levels of stress?

They deal with the stress of their team members

They have more responsibilities

They are responsible for the decisions which are made

They are subjected to mega-changes

They are subjected to mega-changes

29

What is a central issue for all police supervisors?

How stress affects job performance

Coping with stress on a daily basis

How to cope with the stressors of everyday

Being able to perform under high levels of stress

How stress affects job performance

30

What happens to employees at low change levels?

Maintain minimum levels of performance

Do not experience any stress-related physical strain

Disengaged and no reason to change their performance level

All of the above

All of the above