Who Is This Program For?
This program is for anyone who is struggling with the following:
Thanks again for taking the quiz! Below are the surprising answers to each one.
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QUESTION #1: Which of the following is one of the primary stress hormones?
QUESTION #2: True or False: Changing your posture can decrease the stress hormone cortisol.
Research from Harvard Psychologist Amy Cuddy has found that simply holding certain “power postures” for a couple minutes will raise testosterone levels and decrease cortisol significantly.
QUESTION #3: Which of the following impacts our physical and mental health more? (Daily hassles, daily uplifts, or major life events)
ANSWER: Daily hassles
Studies continue to show that daily hassles tend to be a better predictor of health problems than the frequency of daily uplifts or major life events. The mental and physical impact of daily hassles exceeds even major life events.
(Burks & Martin, 1985; Eckenrode, 1984; Weinberger and others, 1987).
QUESTION #4: True or False: The hormone oxytocin can reverse the "fight or flight" stress response?
Oxytocin has multiple roles in the body but one of its qualities is being known as the bonding hormone/ the "neuropeptide of trust." The Wise Brain Bulletin reports that a 20 second hug alone results in sending oxytocin throughout the body. Even more interesting is simply imagining a hug is enough to achieve the same result!
QUESTION #5: True or False: Stress costs American industry more than $3 billion annually due to absenteeism, reduced productivity, and worker compensation
ANSWER: False - Stress costs American industry more than $300 billion annually! (Miller, Smith, Turner, Guijarro, & Hallet, 1997).
QUESTION #6: True or False: In Japan there is a condition known as "karoshi" where someone dies due to work overload
QUESTION #7: Which of the following creates more stress for people? (Having little/no control over aspects of their workplace or having too much choice in the workplace)
ANSWER: Both can be stressful
Studies used to show that less-control was more stressful but they are finding the reverse can be just as stressful. In Marianne Frakenhauser’s (1975) study of sawmill workers, she found that workers who had less control over their jobs had higher blood pressure, higher levels of stress hormones, increased frequency of headaches, and more gastric issues. Today, psychologist Barry Schwartz has found that too much choice in our personal or work-life can also be harmful for our well-being.
QUESTION #8: Which of the following is more stressful physiologically? (Remembering a stressful experience or creating facial expressions of stress)
ANSWER: Both are equally stressful
In a study by Ekman, Friesen, and Robert Levenson, they measured the body temperature and heart rate of two groups. Group one was told to remember and relive a stressful memory. Group two was just told to make stressful expressions with their face. Both groups showed the same increase physiologically in heart rate and body temperature.
QUESTION #9: Socially isolated middle-aged men have triple the death rate when 3 or more incidents of intense stress occur within a year
The death rate is tripled for socially isolated middle-aged men who experience 3 or more incidents of intense stress within a year. However, those incidents have no impact on death rate in men who have close relationships.
Stress and death: Anika Rosengren et al., “Stressful Life Events, Social Support and Mortality in Men Born in 1933,” British Medical Journal 207, no. 17 (1983): 1102-1106.
QUESTION #10: True or False: Research In ICU units has found that a comforting employee presence lowers patient’s blood pressure and also slows the release of fatty acids that can block arteries.
ANSWER: True! This phenomenon is known as the comforting effect.
The comforting effect: Lisa Berkman et al., “Emotional Support and Survival after Myocardial Infarction,” Annals of Internal Medicine (1992).
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