The right answer is A
. Although stress is an individual experience, the factors that render something stressful are universal. In other words, they will reliably induce a stress response in everyone. In fact, don’t go N.U.T.S
trying to figure them out! They are N
hreat to your self-image or EGO, and poor S
ense of control. Take a minute and see how the examples given involve NUTS. For instance, work overload can be caused by having too many new (novelty) things thrown at you, an unexpected deadline (unpredictability), cutbacks resulting in you having to do things that are outside of your usual area of expertise that make you doubt your ability to complete them (threat to the ego), all of the above can decrease your sense of control over your work situation.