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Childhood: Bullying, Leanrned Helplessness and Exercise

Can you please help me with 4 questions on childhood issues that I am stuck on?

Which of the following statements about bullying is true?

A. Peers often try to help victims of bullying, but end up being bullied as well.

B. Girl bullies usually engage in verbal hostility.

C. The majority of victims are also aggressive and often are the instigator in fights.

D. Moving socially prominent bullies to another classroom is not an effective approach to bullying.

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Learned-helpless children tend to have parents who

A. rarely provide positive feedback regarding their children's performance.

B. refuse to let their children quit when faced with a task that is too difficult for them to solve.

C. blame their children for a lack of effort when they fail on tasks.

D. set unusually high standards yet believe that their children are not very capable.

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Which of the following is supported by research on physical education?

A. Over 90 percent of U.S. elementary schools require physical education.

B. Both American and Canadian school-age children average 2 hours of physical education per week.

C. Over half of American high schools require physical education.

D. Less than half of North American 5- to 17-year-olds are active enough for good health.

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At age 10, Carmen became very interested in collecting rocks. Piaget would say that this interest is in part due to her

A. ability to make transitive inferences.

B. seriation skills.

C. improved ability to categorize.

D. capacity for scientific thinking.

Thanks!

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RESPONSE:

1. Which of the following statements about bullying is true?

A. Peers often try to help victims of bullying, but end up being bullied as well.

B. Girl bullies usually engage in verbal hostility.

C. The majority of victims are also aggressive and often are the instigator in fights.

D. Moving socially prominent bullies to another classroom is not an effective approach to bullying.

Best answer: B. Girl bullies usually engage in verbal hostility.

Why? Boys tend to use physical intimidation or threats, regardless of the gender of their victims. Bullying by girls is more often verbal, usually with another girl as the target. Cyber-bullying by both boys and girls -- in online chat rooms, e-mail, and text-messaging -- is increasing ( See http://www.focusas.com/Bullying.html).

2. Learned-helpless children tend to have parents who

A. rarely provide positive feedback regarding their children's performance.

B. refuse to let their children quit when ...

Solution Summary

This solution provides assistance on four true and false questions, providing the best answers and an explanation of why they are the best answers. The questions focus on childhood bullying, learned helplessness, physical education, and cognitive development according to Piaget.

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