Psychology

QUESTION 1

According to the article on spanking, is it the spanking that causes the lower IQ, or is the lower IQ that leads to more spankings?

a-

IQ and spanking have absolutely nothing to do with one another.

b-

The relationship is probably bidirectional- The child is doing something wrong (possibly because they have poorer reasoning skills) so they are
spanked (which causes their cognitive abilities to become even more limited)-

c-

Children with lower IQs and limited cognitive ability are more frustrating to deal with and therefore are more likely to be spanked-

(1.

Being spanked is associated with fear and stress, both of which have been shown to impact cognitive ability. Therefore, the spankings are causing
the lowered IQs-

2 points

QUESTION 2

What are your opinions on spanking? Should it ever be used, and why or why not? If so, when is spanking appropriate? What are some benefits and
disadvantages of using spanking as punishment?

QUESTION 3

Based on the article you read about teaching children the names of their private parts, what does the author recommend?

a-

Use euphemisms because using correct anatomical terms causes children to become ashamed of their bodies-

1).

Use the correct anatomical terms (penis, vulva, vagina) so children feel comfortable coming to you with concerns and do not learn to feel ashamed
Of their bodies-

c-

Use euphemisms (muffin, winky, ho-ha, pee pee, etc-) because using the correct anatomical terms causes children to become sexually active at a
younger age-

(1.

Use the correct anatomical terms because this prevents children from engaging in early sexual activity.

2 points

QUESTION 4

In the article you read about six-year-olds with squints, when do the authors recommend having corrective surgery for strabismus?
a-

Never, children should be taught to accept themselves for who they are, strabismus and all-

1).

Before the age of 6 years so negative social implications are less likely to occur.

c-

Before age 1 so there will be fewer complications-

(1.

Afler puberty when the child can make the decision for themselves-

QUESTION 5

According to the article on gender atypicality, which of the following is something that the group created by Tuerk and Menvielle do not do for
parents and their gender atypical children?

a-

Helps them learn how to deal with the child’s developing sexuality.

b-

Helps them learn how to be an advocate for their child at school-

c-

Helps them create a space at home that is safe for their children’s interests-

(1.

Helps them steer the child towards more gender typical activities-

2 points

QUESTION 6

What was your reaction to reading about the family in Maryland who is under investigation for letting their children walk home alone? At what age do
you think it is appropriate for children to walk home alone from school? What other factors need to be taken into consideration? According to
statistics, there is less crime today than in previous years, yet people seem more afraid than ever- Why do you think this is happening?

QUESTION 7

Films on Demand Question: (Make sure to answer the entire question in your own words for full credit): Which video did you choose from the list on
the instruction page? Why did you pick that particular video? Give me a very brief summary of the video- What is something you liked, learned or
found interesting about the video? What is something you disliked? Was this video worth watching (would you recommend it to others) and why or
why not?

Galileo

Video Link:

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