PSYC 2583 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Time Point

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27 Aug 2016
1. Developmental Psychology Lecture 2
August 23, 2016
Physiological measures
o Tells us things people can’t
Study designs
Case study: a single, in-depth look out one person.
o Benefits: very in-depth information
o limitations: very hard to generalize/ replicate results
Longitudinal research: same group of people our studied for a
long period of time.
o Benefits: wealth of information on multiple people\
o limitations: Timely and costly
Cross-sectional study: people of different ages are compared at
one time point.
o Benefits: don’t have to wait for people to age
o limitations: the effects might be due to individual
cohort effect: any effect that is due to time of birth or generation, but not
their age.
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