Surviving Childhood: An Introduction to the Impact of Trauma
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The Psychology and Physiology of Trauma - Quiz


1. The alarm reaction is the body’s only physiological response to a threat.
The Correct Answer: False

2. The fearful child focuses on body language more than verbal language in understanding communication.
The Correct Answer: True

3. Dissociation causes a child to tune out all non-critical information.
The Correct Answer: False

4. Dissociation is always a result of threats or trauma.
The Correct Answer: False

5. Sweaty palms, rapid breathing, and nausea are examples of intrusions.
The Correct Answer: False

6. Anxiety, an increased heart rate, and the urge for fight or flight are all hallmarks of dissociation.
The Correct Answer: False

7. Traumatic memory involves the storage and recall of traditional cognitive, emotional, motor-vestibular, and state memory information.
The Correct Answer: True

8. Normal mental mechanisms will attempt to process and master the experience, regardless of what type of trauma is experienced.
The Correct Answer: True

9. When a child experiences “hysterical materializations,” or hallucinations that a dead loved one has visited them, it is always important for them to understand that their memory is not real.
The Correct Answer: False

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