Health Psychology A Cultural Approach 3rd Edition By Regan A.R. Gurung – Test Bank

Health Psychology A Cultural Approach 3rd Edition By Regan A.R. Gurung – Test Bank

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Health Psychology A Cultural Approach 3rd Edition By Regan A.R. Gurung – Test Bank

ISBN: 9781285062112

Chapter One—Health Psychology: Setting the Stage

 

MULTIPLE CHOICE

 

  1. Health psychologists are most likely to define health as:
a. the absence of disease.
b. spiritual balance.
c. mental, physical, spiritual, and psychological well-being.
d. a pulse rate of 120/50 and a heart rate of 55 beats per minute.

ANS:  C                    REF:   WHAT IS HEALTH?

 

  1. Every day, each of our behaviors can influence our health. Given the many components of being healthy, health is best conceptualized as:
a. one-dimensional c. a continuum
b. absolute d. unstable

ANS:  C                    REF:   WHAT IS HEALTH?

 

  1. The WHO (World Health Organization) defines health as:
a. a state of physical and social well-being
b. a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being
c. eating and sleeping well, and taking time to relax
d. a transitional life experience

ANS:  B                    REF:   WHAT IS HEALTH?

 

  1. Which of the following is FALSE?
a. Perceptions of how well-off your family is have been found to influence health.
b. SES is related to morbidity, but not to mortality.
c. SES is related to a higher occurrence of most chronic and infectious disorders.
d. Neighborhood SES has been associated with poorer health practices.

ANS:  B                    REF:   CONTEXT AND LEVEL OF ANALYSIS

 

  1. Culture is best defined as:
a. a set of beliefs shared by a group
b. race and ethnicity
c. religion, family values, and race
d. the values of our parents and family members

ANS:  A                    REF:   WHY IS CULTURE IMPORTANT?

 

  1. Members of different cultures use different definitions of health, which in turn vary from place to place. This highlights the importance of studying the general concept of:
a. religion c. geography
b. context d. psychology

ANS:    B          REF:    CONTEXT LEVEL OF ANALYSIS

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