Life Span Development

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Chapters 1 & 2


 
  
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what is the study of human development?
 
the science that seeks to understand how & why people change, & how & why they remain the same,...
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What are the 5 characteristics of development?
 
Multidirectional-change not always linear, gains & losses Multicontextual-human life must...
3
What are the three domains human development are separated?
 
biosocial-includes physical growth & development as well as family, community, & cultural factors...
4
What are the 3 contexts that affect development?
 
Historic-period when you were born affects your lives & thoughts Socioeconomic-influences...
5
What are the steps of the scientific method?
 
1. formulate a research questions-pose a question 2. develop a hypothesis-predict what will...
6
What are controversies that echo throughout the study of development?
 
Nature/Nurture-how much & which aspects of development affected by genes & how much by environment continuity/discontinuity-how...
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What is scientific observation?
 
the unobtrusive watching & recording of subjects behavior, eith in the lab or in a natural...
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limitation of observation?
 
does not indicate what causes the behavior observed
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what is correlation?
 
relation between two variable such that one is likely to occur when the other occurs or is...
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when is a correlation positive & negative?
 
positive if occurrence of one variable makes it more likely that the other will occur negative...
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What are the components of an experiment?
 
independent variable-variable that is added or changed in an experiment dependent variable-variable...
12
what is a survey?
 
research method in which info is collected from a large # of peopole, through written questionnaires...
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what is a case study?
 
research method that focuses on the life history, attitudes, behavior, & emotions of a single...
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what are the research designs?
 
cross-sectional research-groups of people, diff from other in age, similar in other ways, are...

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