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LAW 122
Eric Ball

Chapter 12 Psychology Notes:  Major issues and methods o Are you the same person now than age 14? o How will you be 5 years from now? o Developmental psychology- how do we change over our lifespan o Our ability from changing from a zygote, to other development of walking and running o EXAM QUESTION- the difference between a critical period and a sensitive -==== developmental psychology  Issues: o Nature vs. Nurture o Twin studies- figure out how much is genetics, and how much is environments o Critical – around puberty have to be exposed vs, sensitive- optimal range of time to learn o Language acquisition o How these things change over time, whether it is continuous- increase in ability? or change all of a sudden, does it happen all of a sudden? Crawling to walking?  Developmental functions- how processes change o No change o Continuous o Stages o U  ***see graph in text book**** o Patterns of various forms of developmental functions  Research designs: o Cohort- group born at the same time o Cross sectional- compare different ages at same time o Longitudinal- test same cohort at different times- usually doesn’t work, far too time consuming o Sequential- test several cohorts as they age.  Research Designs Pros And Cons o Cross sectional  These people didn’t go through the same things in their lives. So visual acuity, we can test people at teen ages
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