IB Psychology HL : Health psychology

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for IB Psychology HL

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Health Psychology

Regarding a person's risk of heart disease, the American Psychological Association has stated that mental health (e.g. thoughts, attitudes, and emotions) is __________ as important as the physical factors (e.g. exercise, diet, smoking, and drinking) that contribute to the risk of heart disease.

Possible Answers:

half

not

twice

just

None of these

Correct answer:

just

Explanation:

Regarding a person's risk of heart disease, the American Psychological Association has stated that mental health is "just" as important as the physical factors that contribute to the risk of heart disease. The methods that individuals use to cope with stress are directly correlated to how the cardiovascular system responds to a stress inducing situation. Individuals that respond to stress with anger or have a history of depression are at an increased risk of heart disease, which includes heart attack and stroke.

Example Question #3 : Options

Regarding a person's risk of heart disease, the American Psychological Association has stated that mental health (e.g. thoughts, attitudes, and emotions) is __________ as important as the physical factors (e.g. exercise, diet, smoking, and drinking) that contribute to the risk of heart disease.

Possible Answers:

not

twice

half

just

None of these

Correct answer:

just

Explanation:

Regarding a person's risk of heart disease, the American Psychological Association has stated that mental health is "just" as important as the physical factors that contribute to the risk of heart disease. The methods that individuals use to cope with stress are directly correlated to how the cardiovascular system responds to a stress inducing situation. Individuals that respond to stress with anger or have a history of depression are at an increased risk of heart disease, which includes heart attack and stroke.

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