Psych 250 Chapter One

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  1. What term refers to characteristics that are stable over time? (e.g. biological sex)
    continuity
  2. What term refers to characteristics unlike those that came before? (e.g. speaking a new language, quitting a drug)
    discontinuity
  3. What are the five characteristics of development?
    • multidirectional
    • multicontextual
    • multicultural
    • multidisciplinary
    • plasticity
  4. What term refers to all persons born within a few years of one another?
    cohort
  5. What term is a combination of income, parental education, and occupation, etc.?
    socioeconomic status (SES)
  6. What is the term for the values, technologies, customs, clothes, food, behaviors, etc. of a group of people?
    culture
  7. What is the term that refers to the possibility of change?
    plasticity
  8. What is the term for a general way to seek empirical evidence to answer a question?
    scientific method
  9. What kind of study examines groups of people of different ages at same point in time?
    cross-sectional
  10. In what kind of study is data collected repeatedly on the same individuals over time?
    longitudinal
  11. What kind of study looks at several groups of people of different ages and then follows those groups longitudinally?
    cross-sequential
  12. What kind of research design involves data being collected without altering a participant's experiences?
    correlational
  13. What kind of research design involves a scientist manipulating a variable to see if it affects another variable?
    experimental
  14. What is the term for the prediction that the treatment will cause a specific effect?
    experimental hypothesis
  15. What is the term for the treatment variable that is manipulated by the experimenter?
    independent variable
  16. What is the term for the specific behavior or outcome that is measured by the experimenter?
    dependent variable
  17. What is the term for the fact that each person has an equal chance of being placed in either group?
    random assignment

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