ASWB : Effects of the environment on systems’ behavior

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for ASWB

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Human Development, Diversity, And Behavior In The Environment

Which of the following are considered to be psychosocial stressors?

Possible Answers:

Problems associated to the interaction with the legal system 

Problems related to the social environment 

All of these

Problems associated with one's occupation

Correct answer:

All of these


All of the choices are considered to be psychosocial stressors. Psychosocial stress is any sort of stress that originates from the interaction with people or society. This stress occurs when an individual creates a mental interpretation of a social threat and worry they may not have the resources to necessary to respond. These worries may be real or imaginary; however, they cause psychosocial stress in the individual. 

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