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Running Head: STRESS AND THE HUMAN BODY
Stress and the Human Body
Name of Author
STRESS AND THE HUMAN BODY
1. Describe your quiz results from the APA. How well did you do? Did any of the
answers surprise you? Why?
My quiz results were good as I attained ten out of twelve (83%). I performed well
past my expectations since I knew most of the answers. The answer that surprised me
is that which states that stress is linked to diabetes. I was not aware of this fact and
this surprised me.
2. After viewing the most common myths associated with stress from the APA
website, discuss which concept you believe is the most misunderstood. Give
support for your reasons (using your own research and sources for support).
The most common myth about stress that I believe is most misunderstood is that
stress is always bad for someone. I believe that stress that is well-managed stress
makes people happy and productive. Mismanaged stress causes suicide and is bad for
3. Watch the following video on “How Stress Affects Your Brain.” Learn how
chronic stress can affect brain size, structure, and function, right down to the
level of your genes.
a. Summarize the video’s message in 1-2 paragraphs.
Stress is produced in the Hypothalamus Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) axis. In
the event of stress, HPA produ...
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