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Assignment One

Instructions: Your assignments for this class are done in Microsoft Word 2010. You
will need to download the following attachment to your computer. You will find
three assignments in the attachment, one for each unit. Make sure you
do all three assignments. Please answer the questions in the Word document in a
BOLDED BLUE colored font. Save it to your computer so that you have a copy.
Highlight and copy (ctrl c) the entire assignment (questions and answers). Now, open
Blackboard and click on the Assignments course tool. Then click on the Assignment
Heading (NOT the attached assignment doc file) you wish to submit. Below the original
assignment do you will see a SUBMISSION box. Put your cursor inside the box and
click. Paste the Word assignment you just copied into the submission box by holding
down ctrl button and hitting v. Your formatting should be retained. If it is not, make
sure your text editor (top right hand corner of the box) is on, then try again or use the
tools at the top of the submission box to format. As it states in the syllabus any
assignments that are submitted unformatted (no separation between lines and answers in
Blue) will have points deducted. Grading unformatted assignments is extrememly
Check to make sure that you can see your entire assignment in the submission box. Please
DO NOT ATTACH your homework as 9 times out of 10 I cannot open and view them.
You must paste your assignment in the submission box. Any homework that is submitted
as an attachment only will receive a ZERO grade! If you have any problems with your
submission you MUST email me immediately. Do not just put a comment in the
comment box and hope for the best.
You will need to allow me up to a week to grade your assignments AFTER
the deadline. I have 350 students in the class, and I will grade about 40 assignments a
day in the order they have been submitted. You will not receive your graded assignment
back until AFTER the late deadline. This is to prevent students from sharing corrected
answers.You can always click on the My Grades tool to see all of your currently graded
assignments, and to view the comments on the Assignment itself.

Unit 1 Sleep Assignment

1) CRITICAL THINKING: SLEEP (worth 10 pts.) Read the sections on Disorders
of Sleep on pgs 133 -135. List below all 8 types of sleep disorders and describe their
symptoms using your own words and complete grammatical sentences.
1. Sleepwalking - an individual gets up and walks while still sleeping during
stage 4 of the stages of sleep.
2. Sleep Talking - an individual talking while still sleeping during any stage of
the stages of sleep.
3. Night Terrors waking up in a panic during stage 3 and 4 of the stages of
sleep, which include screaming, breathing fast, and a fast heart rate.
4. Nightmares bad or scary dreams, not necessarily preceding night terrors,
during REM sleep.
5. Narcolepsy an overpowering urge to sleep during any time of day lasting
from about 2 to up to 15 minutes. It is also referred to as a sleep attack.
6. REM Behavior Disorder an individual who acts out his/ her dreams while
in there REM sleep.
7. Insomnia un able to fall asleep or remain sleeping, which adds up to
insufficient amount of sleep
8. Sleep Apnea ceasing from breathing while sleeping, commonly affecting
overweight males.

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is used to determine the level of daytime
sleepiness. A score of 10 or more is considered sleepy. A score of 18 or
more is very sleepy. If you score 10 or more on this test, you should
consider whether you are obtaining adequate sleep, need to improve
your sleep hygiene and/or need to see a sleep specialist.
Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each
0 = would never doze or sleep.
1 = slight chance of dozing or sleeping
2 = moderate chance of dozing or sleeping
3 = high chance of dozing or sleeping
Situation Chance of Dozing or Sleeping
Sitting and reading __2__
Watching TV __1__
Sitting inactive in a public place __1__
Being a passenger in a motor vehicle for an hour or
Lying down in the afternoon __2__
Sitting and talking to someone __0__
Sitting quietly after lunch (no alcohol) __1__
Stopped for a few minutes in traffic
while driving
Total Epworth sleep score (add the scores up) __8__

Unit 2 Drugs and Stress Assignment

1) CRITICAL THINKING: DRUGS (worth 10 pts) Next go to this page:
http://www.adolescent-substance-abuse.com/specific-drugs.html Explore the links
below the picture which describes the characteristics of people under the influence of
several different drugs. Then, identify which drugs correlate with the behaviors of the
people listed below:

a. Tommy is highly addicted to his drug. He needs it to function day to day. When
he first got high, he experienced the best high hed ever had, and he is constantly
searching for it again. It is unachievable. He has constricted pupils, droopy
eyelids, nods off, has respiratory depression or failure, dry itching skin, and skin
infections. He is also at an elevated risk of HIV and AIDS. What drug is he on?

- Methamphetamine

b. Natalie injects her drug but it can snorted, smoked, or taken orally. She has
hallucinations, out-of-body experiences, aggressive behavior, and an inability to
feel physical pain. Her drug is often called angel dust. What is her drug?

- Heroin

c. Debbie first used her drug when she was 14. When she uses, she becomes
paranoid, gets bloodshot eyes, dry mouth and hunger. She also had trouble with
learning and memory. Her drug can be eaten or smoked. What is her drug?

- Marijuana

d. Adams drug has altered his appearance in a way he did intend. He has developed
feminine characteristics. He also has acne and feels moody. But hes got the
biggest muscles in the gym. What is his drug?

- Steroids

e. Joey steals his drug from his classmates or siblings. He uses it to study, though it
makes his muscles twitch and his appetite to disappear. He also suffers from
severe headaches. What is his drug?

- Prescription Drugs
2) ASSESSMENT: STRESS (worth 6 pts) List ONLY the following stressors that
have occurred for you in the last year in your submission answer box. DELETE the
stressors that have not happened to you in the last year. Add the points twice and put
(x 2) next to the stressor if it has happened to you more than once this year. Be sure to
include your list of stressors in your Assignment or you will lose points!

Change in finances 28
New job 25
New responsibilities at work 20
Too many responsibilities at work 20 (x 3)
New classes at school 20 (x 3)
Too much schoolwork 20 (x 2)
Change in social activities 16
Change in sleeping habits 15
Change in eating habits 15
Christmas 12

2) (worth 4 ptS) After calculating your stress total, determine your level of stress using
the following scale:
If your total is:
150 or below normal levels of stress
150 to 250 moderate levels of stress
250 to 350 high levels of stress
350 or above dangerous levels of stress
MY Level of Stress is: high levels of stress

Unit 3 Motivation and Hunger Assignment

1) LEARNING: MOTIVATION (worth 10 pts) Read the sections on types of
Theories of Motivation on pgs 156 158 of your textbook. Describe each theory in
your own words using complete grammatical sentences.
1. Evolutionary and Instinctive To evolve with the circumstances,
surroundings, but maintain some involuntary, or genetically programed,
2. Incentive made up of two primary categories of forces that lead an
individual to do something. Extrinsic refers to being forced to do something
in order to gain something and intrinsic refers to a force within forcing to do
3. Arousal engaging with an activity in order to feel alive, so to speak.
4. Drive-Reduction in order to engage in any activity, that activity need to
fulfill a basic necessity.
5. Maslows a hierarchy pyramid of needs, with the order from bottom to top
being physiological needs, safety needs, belonging needs, esteem needs, and

2) ASSESSMENT: HEALTH (worth 6 pts.) Body Mass Index is the measure of choice
as a practical indicator of the severity of obesity. Go to
http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/ and calculate your BMI calculated.

What is your BMI? _____ 25.1 ________

Using your BMI, circle the category you fall into below. Use this category to strategize
your food plan.
a) Underweight = <18.5
b) Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
c) Overweight = 25-29.9
d) Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
List your waist circumference and gender. WC = ___32_____ G = ____M____
If your BMI is 25 or over AND your WC is over 35in (F) or 40in (M) then you are
assessed as having a disease risk. For a chart on the level of risk, see
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/bmi_dis.htm What is your
level of disease risk?
None Increased High Very High Extremely High

Do you or any of your family have the following genetic risk factors? LIST all that apply.
high blood pressure
high cholesterol