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Stress Mastery: The Art of Coping Gracefully by Ph.D. LAUREL BRUCATO, Ph.D. DOMINIC BRUCATO, Ph.D. JUAN R. ABASCAL

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Optimism Questionnaire

Instructions: Read the description of each situation and vividly imagine it happening to you. It is likely that you have not experienced some or even most of these situations, but that does not matter. If neither response seems to fit for you, go ahead anyhow and answer either A or B, choosing the one that seems more likely. You may not like some of the responses offered, but don't choose what you think you should say or what would sound right to other people; choose the response that would be most likely for you.

1. You get a flower from a secret admirer.  
 A.I am a popular person. 1
 B.I am attractive to someone. 0
2. You run for a community office position and you win.  
 A.I devote a lot of time and energy to campaigning. ...

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