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Cross Sectional Approach
individuals of different ages are compared at one time
Longitudinal Approach
same individuals are studied over a period of time
Sequential Approach
combined cross sectional, longitudinal design
Cohort Effects
effects due to a person's time of birth, or generation, not actual age
Microsystem
setting in which an individual lives
Mesosystem
relations between microsystems
Exosystem
experiences in another social setting influence what individual experiences in am immediate context
Macrosystem
culture in which an individual lives
Chronosystem
patterning of environmental events and transitions over the life course