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Summary An Introduction to Developmental Psychology

- Alan Slater, et al
ISBN-10 1118767209 ISBN-13 9781118767207
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  • 1 methods of developmental psychology

  • how do we call the aspects of development that are largely under genetic control and uninfluenced by environmental factors?
    maturation
  • how do we call a theoretical or philosophical framework of a world view?
    a paradigm
  • how do we call the world view that states; people are active in interacting with their environment, and while doing so shaping their own development.
    an organismic world view
  • how do we call the world view that states; a person is like a machine, passive until stimulated by the environment. stimuli result in increases, decreases and changes in behavior.
    mechanistic world view
  • how do we call the world view that states; a developing child is a passive respondent of conditioning, reinforcement and punishment.
    behaviorism
  • which two research designs are there in developmental psychology?
    • cross-sectional
    • longitudinal
    • sequential
  • which research design is described; people of different ages are all tested once for a variable.
    a cross-sectional design
  • which research design is described; people are tested for a variable repeatedly as they grow older. multiple measurements of one person across their development.
    longitudinal design
  • how do we call a group of people that are born at about the same time, or who share other characteristics?
    a cohort
  • how do we call a research design that examines change as it occurs, by testing repeatedly over a short period of time, creating a high density set of observations?
    microgenetic method
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