Middle childhood is the healthiest period of the life span because
motor skills are mastered.
children have learned to be cautious.
most illnesses occur before or after middle childhood.
In childhood, "overweight" is defined as
having a BMI above the 85th percentile of children the same age
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Which of the following statements is TRUE?
a. Childhood obesity has doubled since 1980 in the United States.
b. All overweight children are obese.
c. Diabetes, not asthma, is more common among overweight children.
d. Childhood obesity involves the quantity, not the quality, of food.
a. Childhood obesity has doubled since 1980 in the United States.
A chronic respiratory disease in which inflammation narrows the airway is
asthma
An example of tertiary prevention of asthma may be
prompt use of an inhaler
Primary prevention of health problems requires
changes in the entire society
Piaget stressed the ______________, whereas Vygotsky stressed the _________________.
child's own discovery of concepts; importance of instruction by others
Rob is taking a test. By answering the easy questions first so that he can devote most of his time to the more difficult questions, he is displaying
metacognition
The unrecognized rules and priorities that influence a child's learning in school are called the
hidden curriculum
The international assessment of the math and science skills of fourth- and eighth-graders is called
TIMSS
According to your text, PIRLS results show that girls are ahead of boys in _____ skills in every nation.
Verbal
According to your text, PIRLS results show that boys are ahead of girls in _____ skills.
Mathematical
The No Child Left Behind Act was passed in _____
2001
Intellectual aptitude is measured with
IQ tests
Which one of the following statements about IQ tests is TRUE?
a.IQ tests predict school achievement.
b. IQ tests cannot predict adult success.
c. Because IQ tests are standardized, they can be used with people of any culture.
d. IQ tests measure emotional aptitude.
IQ tests predict school achievement.
What is thought to account for the Flynn effect?
Environmental Factors
Which theorist proposed three distinct types of intelligence?
Sternberg
Which is one type of intelligence identified by Howard Gardner?
Intrapersonal
Which of the following is one of the lessons of developmental psychopathology that applies to all children?
Disability changes year by year.
A condition in which a child has great difficulty concentrating and is overactive and impulsive is
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)