Human Growth And Development! Psychology Trivia Facts Quiz

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Human Growth And Development! Psychology Trivia Facts Quiz

Human behavior and physical behavior change from the time they are newborns to adults gradually, and studying these changes helps in understanding the practice and how to deal with the changes. Can you comfortably explain each of them and the studies undertaken to explain each? Take up this psychology trivia facts quiz on human growth and development and get to refresh your understanding before the exam or assessment. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The______approach stresses that reading instruction should parallel a child's natural language learning.
    • A. 

      Assisted-language

    • B. 

      Remedial-language

    • C. 

      Complex-language

    • D. 

      Whole-language

  • 2. 
    During elementary school years, most children double their:
    • A. 

      Height

    • B. 

      Weight

    • C. 

      Muscle-to-fat-ratio

    • D. 

      Strength capabilities

  • 3. 
    By adolescence, the heritability of intelligence has been estimated to be about________.
    • A. 

      .40

    • B. 

      .55

    • C. 

      .65

    • D. 

      .75

  • 4. 
    Approximately______of children in the United States receive special education or related services.
    • A. 

      .5%

    • B. 

      10%

    • C. 

      20%

    • D. 

      30%

  • 5. 
    Ellen Winner described three criteria that characterize gifted children. Which of the following was NOT one of these criteria?
    • A. 

      Precocity

    • B. 

      Marching to their own drummer

    • C. 

      Easily bored

    • D. 

      A passion to master

  • 6. 
    Nathan Brody (2007) observes that people who excel at one type of intellectual task are:
    • A. 

      Not likely to excel at tasks in any other domain or area.

    • B. 

      Geniuses.

    • C. 

      Savants.

    • D. 

      Likely to excel at tasks in other area or domains.

  • 7. 
    What is the best explanation for why minorities earn lower scores on IQ tests?
    • A. 

      Environment

    • B. 

      Heredity

    • C. 

      Racism

    • D. 

      Unfair scoring

  • 8. 
    Which of the following BEST exemplifies "critical thinking"?
    • A. 

      Being able to comphrend a scientific study

    • B. 

      Being able to remember the details

    • C. 

      Being able to understand the statistical analyses

    • D. 

      Being able to evaluate the practical usefulness

  • 9. 
    What does the research indicate about gender differences in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    • A. 

      Boys are more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

    • B. 

      Girls are more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

    • C. 

      There are no significnt gender differences

    • D. 

      Girls are more likely to be diagnosed as having attention deficit (ADHD),whereas boys are more likely to be referred for treatment

  • 10. 
    Advances in the ______ of the brain are linked to childrens_______.
    • A. 

      Parietal lobe:sharper color and peripheral vision.

    • B. 

      Occipital lobe;better spacial skills.

    • C. 

      Prefrontal cortex; improved attention, reasoning, and cognitive control.

    • D. 

      Temporal lobe; eye-hand coordination.

  • 11. 
    All of the following are types of intelligence according to Howard Gardner EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Naturalist skills.

    • B. 

      Musical skills.

    • C. 

      Artistic skills.

    • D. 

      Verbal skills.

  • 12. 
    "Hannah as an IQ of 135. She is very bright, and I'm sure she will have no difficulties at all in any of her school subjects. With that level of intelligence, I'm sure she'll be quite successful whether she chooses to go into medicine or law as a career". This speaker is:
    • A. 

      Missusing the results of an intelligence test.

    • B. 

      Giving an appropriate interpretation of an intelligence test.

    • C. 

      Assuming that intelligence us composed of several different factors.

    • D. 

      Not placing enough emphasis on intelligence.

  • 13. 
    The ability to think about something in novel and unusual ways and to come up with unique solutions to problems is called______.
    • A. 

      Spontaneity.

    • B. 

      Congruency.

    • C. 

      Elasticisty.

    • D. 

      Creativity.

  • 14. 
    The term individual differences in the text discussion of intelligence refers to:
    • A. 

      The relative strengths and weakness within an individual.

    • B. 

      Day to day changes in an individuals knowledge and skills.

    • C. 

      Differences between individuals that change over time.

    • D. 

      Differences between individuals that are stable over time.

  • 15. 
    Mimi looks at her mother and says, "Grandma cant be your mother because she is my grandmother." Mimi does not yet understand:
    • A. 

      Classification.

    • B. 

      Reversibility.

    • C. 

      Conservation.

    • D. 

      Mental representation.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of concrete operational thought?
    • A. 

      The ability to mentally reverse action.

    • B. 

      Logical reasoning.

    • C. 

      Classification skills.

    • D. 

      The ability to think abstractly.

  • 17. 
    A dimension that distinguishes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) from other types of learning disability is:
    • A. 

      Activity level.

    • B. 

      Success in school.

    • C. 

      Emotional maturity.

    • D. 

      Level of intelligence.

  • 18. 
    Knowing about knowing is referred to as:
    • A. 

      Metamemory.

    • B. 

      First-order congnition.

    • C. 

      Metacognition.

    • D. 

      Second-order condition.

  • 19. 
    Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development has been criticized in four areas. Which of the following is NOT a criticism of Piaget's theory?
    • A. 

      Serveral concrete operational cencepts do not appear in synchrony.

    • B. 

      some cognitive abilities emerge earlier than piagets thought.

    • C. 

      Children who are at one cognitive stage can be trained.

    • D. 

      Culture and education exert less influence on childrens development than Piagets believed.

  • 20. 
    The development of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors regarding rules and conventions about what people should do in their interactions with other people is called:
    • A. 

      Moral development.

    • B. 

      Superego development.

    • C. 

      Integrity development.

    • D. 

      Democratic development.

  • 21. 
    Which type of play increases dramatically during the preschool years?
    • A. 

      Practice play

    • B. 

      Sensorimotor play

    • C. 

      Social play

    • D. 

      Constrictive play

  • 22. 
    One of the following terms does NOT belong with others. Which is it?
    • A. 

      Multile classification.

    • B. 

      Egocentrism.

    • C. 

      Reversibility.

    • D. 

      Logical reasoning.

  • 23. 
    Overall, the effects of television on children's development are:
    • A. 

      Almost all negative.

    • B. 

      Almost all positive.

    • C. 

      Mixed-some positive, some negative.

    • D. 

      Not measurable enough to be significant.

  • 24. 
    A parent who denies, ignores, or tries to change the negative emotions of their children would be called a(n):
    • A. 

      Emotion-dismissing parent.

    • B. 

      Emotion-criticizing parent.

    • C. 

      Emotion-coaching parent.

    • D. 

      Emotion-encouraging parent.

  • 25. 
    Which idea about divorce is BEST supported by available evidence?
    • A. 

      A divorce may improve choldrens lives under some circumstances.

    • B. 

      Divorces invitably impair childrens ablilty to adapt.

    • C. 

      Competent children cannot be raised in a single-parent families.

    • D. 

      Divorce has only minor effects in children.

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