Homework 15

CH. 17 DQ’s:
1. In the chapter I read that 1 in 4 Americans suffer from clinical depression at any given time, how many people don’t realize that they are clinically depressed and why?

2. Biologically how is it that exercise enhances a person’s mood in a positive manner?

3. Is the personality style hardiness one that you are born with or can it be learned? If it can be learned, what are some ways to train a person in hardiness?

4. The chapter says that the use of exercise as an adjunct to therapy works well in reducing depression, stress or other emotional disorders in most people, but what do you do for the people this doesn’t work for? For example, a study found that aerobic exercise therapy wasn’t right for those who were obese, what is a good alternative?


Homework 14

Guest Speaker DQ’s:
1. Other than learning resilience through adversity are there other forms of learning to be better prepared for adversity (Nature v. Nurture, skill building, etc.)?

2. If one lacks the personal resources used/necessary to overcome adversity, how does this affect their process towards resilience?

3. The article speaks of the positive outcomes of growing as a person, but can there be negative ones as well? If so, what are some examples of negative outcomes due to the lack of or inefficient amount of resiliency?

4. In the article it says athletes gained motivation to help others, but how exactly does this expand? An example id given about career change, but can there be faster changes such as helping through motivation or by expanding onto a different role in what they brought to the team?