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Lecture 5

01:830:271 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Motor Skill, Theory Of Multiple Intelligences, Dyslexia

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2. Why are girls taller than boys on average at about 11-12 yrs old?
a. but girls are more likely than boys to enter puberty toward the end of the
elementary-school years. Once girls enter puberty, they grow rapidly and become
much bigger than the boys their age
3. Don’t memorize motor skill abilities or gender differences.
4. How many American children meet the standards for fitness?
a. fewer than half
5. In addition to exercise and motor skill practice, what are the benefits of
participating in sports for children?
a. Sports can enhance participants’ self-esteem and can help them learn initiative
(Bowker, 2006; Eime et al., 2013). Sports can provide children with a chance to
learn important social skills, such as how to work effectively as part of a group.
And playing sports allows children to use their emerging cognitive skills as they
devise new playing strategies or modify the rules of a game.
6. How do concrete-operational thinkers answer questions about a series (e.g. a series
of sticks in height order) if you cover it up (so they can’t see all the sticks)?
7. What does predictive validity refer to?
8. Critics who question whether intelligence tests actually measure something stable/”true”
about the child are questioning the _________ validity of the tests.
9. What are the 3 kinds of rGEs? Recognize examples.
10. How has the rate of diagnoses of ADHD (in the US) changed?
11. How do the brains of children diagnosed with ADHD differ from children not diagnosed
with ADHD?
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