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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY399H5
Professor
Adams
Semester
Summer

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Developmental Psychology Research Methods Longitudinal Study – A research design that assesses the effects of development (maturation) by using the same subjects over an extended period of time. Possible Problems: Loss of subjects Great Expense Cross-Sectional Study - A research design where subjects are assessed at a single time in their lives. Different age groups are compared at the same time on a particular variable. Possible Problems: Cohort Effects Newborns Reflexes – Innate behavioral responses to particular stimuli. Grasping Rooting Sucking Stepping Early Temperaments Temperament -The manner of thinking, behaving, or reacting characteristic of a specific person; generally thought to be genetically determined and present at birth. Very different from Personality. Amazing Abilities of Newborns Amazing Abilities of Newborns Recognize particular Human Faces by 2-3 months of age. Show a preference for observing human faces. Depth Perception – By 6-14 months infants can see depth as demonstrated in Visual Cliff experiments. Cognitive Development Jean Piaget’s Four Stages of Cognitive Development.
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