The characteristics of Type A people tend to lead them to sustain a great deal of chronic strain. Which of these characteristics is not part of the Type A behaviors that lead to strain?

Question 2 options:

Become very involved in their jobs and may become overly emotional

High levels of impatience

Prefer speed and efficiency


Tendency to exercise hard as part of a “work hard, play hard” motto

Question 3 (2 points)

Stress management is a personal skill that is foundational to being effective at work. But what is stress? Stress is …

Question 3 options:

In technical terms, it is the same thing as strain.

the body’s response to when people are loud and playing loud music.

always negative.

the body’s physiological and psychological response to an environmental demand that arouses it.

Question 4 (2 points)

Why don’t self-help books help more? That is the question asked in the Part 1 video. One of the following answers is FALSE, and the rest are true reasons. Find the bad apple!

Question 4 options:

Blanket, universal strategies that are espoused by self-help books are actually not so universal — they don’t work for everyone.

If you read the right self-help book, you can be “fixed” … cured of your stress or whatever ails you, your relationships, or your success at work. They do work for everyone, and if you think they aren’t working, you are probably not trying hard enough to apply the strategies provided.

Authors of self-help books often cherry-pick data to support their arguments. They make it look like following their advice should work for everyone, and if it doesn’t work for you — something is wrong with you, NOT their advice.

Ultimately, the authors of popular press books are motivated to sell books, even if the books are science-based. So this can create a conflict that pushes the authors to “over-sell” their research results to make it universally applicable even when it is not.

Question 6 (2 points)

BONUS QUESTION: In the time management strategies chart, we can look at which items have the strongest correlation with detachment from work. Which two items are these? And what does this mean? HINT: Look at the r value between N(sample size) and the CI(confidence interval). All of the statements below are true, by the way, according to this meta-analysis.

Question 6 options:

Physical Discomfort and Work Motivation — If you detach from work, you will feel less physical discomfort and become slightly more motivated.

Fatigue and Burnout (exhaustion) — If you detach from work, you will feel less fatigued and less burned out.

Fatigue and Sleep — If you detach from work, you will feel less fatigued and sleep better.

Life Satisfaction and Well-Being — If you detach from work, you will have a greater sense of life satisfaction and well-being.

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