observations are made in the laboratory. What does that mean? What is an example?
a controlled setting in which many of the complex facotors of the "real word" are removed. For example, if one is to observe how children react when they see other people act agressively. if you observe children in their homes or schools, you have no control over how much the children will observe, what kind of aggression they see, which people they see acting agressively, or how other people treat the children. In contrast, if you observe the children in a lab, you can control these and other factors and therefore have more confidence about how to interpret you observations