Life Span Development

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,...
What are the 5 characteristics of development?
Multidirectional-change not always linear, gains & losses Multicontextual-human life must...
What are the three domains human development are separated?
biosocial-includes physical growth & development as well as family, community, & cultural factors...
What are the 3 contexts that affect development?
Historic-period when you were born affects your lives & thoughts Socioeconomic-influences...
What are the steps of the scientific method?
1. formulate a research questions-pose a question 2. develop a hypothesis-predict what will...
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...
What is scientific observation?
the unobtrusive watching & recording of subjects behavior, eith in the lab or in a natural...
limitation of observation?
does not indicate what causes the behavior observed
what is correlation?
relation between two variable such that one is likely to occur when the other occurs or is...
when is a correlation positive & negative?
positive if occurrence of one variable makes it more likely that the other will occur negative...
What are the components of an experiment?
independent variable-variable that is added or changed in an experiment dependent variable-variable...
what is a survey?
research method in which info is collected from a large # of peopole, through written questionnaires...
what is a case study?
research method that focuses on the life history, attitudes, behavior, & emotions of a single...
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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