Psych 250 Chapter One
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What term refers to characteristics that are stable over time? (e.g. biological sex)
What term refers to characteristics unlike those that came before? (e.g. speaking a new language, quitting a drug)
What are the five characteristics of development?
What term refers to all persons born within a few years of one another?
What term is a combination of income, parental education, and occupation, etc.?
socioeconomic status (SES)
What is the term for the values, technologies, customs, clothes, food, behaviors, etc. of a group of people?
What is the term that refers to the possibility of change?
What is the term for a general way to seek empirical evidence to answer a question?
What kind of study examines groups of people of different ages at same point in time?
In what kind of study is data collected repeatedly on the same individuals over time?
What kind of study looks at several groups of people of different ages and then follows those groups longitudinally?
What kind of research design involves data being collected without altering a participant's experiences?
What kind of research design involves a scientist manipulating a variable to see if it affects another variable?
What is the term for the prediction that the treatment will cause a specific effect?
What is the term for the treatment variable that is manipulated by the experimenter?
What is the term for the specific behavior or outcome that is measured by the experimenter?
What is the term for the fact that each person has an equal chance of being placed in either group?
What would you like to do?
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