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Types of Research
Descriptive Research
observing and recording behavior. Goal is to describe phenomenon
Correlational Research
goal= to determine the strength of a relationship between 2 or more variables.
Cross Section Approach
looks at group differences at one point in time.
Longitudinal Approach
same individuals studied over long period of time
Sequential Approach
a combination of cross sectional and longitudinal designs.
Ethics in Research
-Americnal Psychological Association(APA) Guidelines
-informed consent
Natural Selection
evolutionary process that favors individuals of a species who are best adapted to survive and reproduce
Adaptive Behavior
gradual modification of whole population behavior that promotes an organisms survival in the natural habitat
Behavioral Genetics
seek to discover the influence of heredity and environment on individual differances in human traits and development.