1. Research in Child Psychology

Summary and objectives: How do psychologists study development?

  • Define key concepts such as the stages of development, including infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and the types of development: physical development, cognitive development, and social development as well as the connection between these types.
  • Identify appropriate methods of doing developmental research such as correlational versus experimental studies, longitudinal versus cross-sectional studies, observational versus self-report methods.

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