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Study Questions - Health, Stress, & Coping

     A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ. - John Steinbeck

    1. Why are people so very reluctant to admit that some painful physical symptoms can be caused by their thoughts?

    2. Why does Sally always feel a little anxious when she goes to parties where she doesn't know anyone?

    3. Greg did great in high school, so why is he doing poorly in his first year of college, away from home?

    4. How can you cope with finding out that, because of major differences, you must break off your current relationship?

    5. Why is it so much easier for most of us to use our minds to trigger the fight-flight response than to calm or relax our body?

Topics in Psychology
Robert C. Gates
Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.  -- Freud