Somatotype: Definition & Theory

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Which of the body types is associated with aggressive behavior?

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1. Which of the body types is described as being thin, frail, and introverted?

2. What was the theoretical origin of Sheldon's three body types?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet are mobile-friendly resources that help you check your comprehension of somatotypes and the criminological theories related to them. To pass the quiz, you'll need to distinguish between different body types and remember criticisms of the theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this assessment is to gauge your knowledge of:

  • The theoretical origin of Sheldon's three body types
  • Genre of criminological theory that Sheldon's somatotypes are considered to be part of
  • The body type that is associated with aggressive behavior
  • A body type that is described as being thin, frail, and introverted
  • Major criticisms of Sheldon's somatotypes

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw that most important information from the lesson on somatotypes and criminology
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the criticisms of Sheldon's somatotypes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different body types

Additional Learning

Delve further into Sheldon's research by using the lesson called Somatotype: Definition & Theory. Use this lesson to cover more about:

  • What a somatotype is
  • Behavior associated with each body type
  • What later studies found
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