PSY 3304 // Week 3
PSY 3304 // Week 3 PSY 3304
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Upasana Raja on Friday October 7, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 3304 at Temple University taught by Dr. Taylor in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see Foundation of social and personality development in Psychology at Temple University.
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Date Created: 10/07/16
th 14 -September-2016 1 1) Ethnography - Advantages o Rich extensive information about social and culture - Disadvantage o Highly subjective to researcher o Limited to generalizability o Only similar kind of communities can be observed 2) Experimental methods - Used to study cause and effect relationship - Treatments and conditions in which subjects are exposed to evaluate o Independent variable (IV) Manipulated o Dependent variable (DV) Measured Change is observed o Example Aggression and televised violence Experimental group is more likely to be aggressive when exposed to televised compared to control group which is not exposed to televised compared o Confounding variables Other variables that are responsible for changes in a study Example: Temperament Was it due to temperament or televised violence that children showed aggressive behaviors? How to overcome confounding variables? Temperaments tests need to conducted in order to figure out what is the reason for violence behavior? o Ecological validity We don’t study in reality and situations are difficult to recreate in real world Example Stranger situation lacks this validity 3) Longitudinal study - A single group of 250 children or adult is a good number o Even larger population can be studied - Advantage o Useful data is collected o Tracking stability of a behavior over years passes along 14 -September-2016 2 o Individual differences in children who have particular behavior can be studied - Disadvantage o Expensive o Time consuming 4) Generational effect - Kids are born in specific area and may not generalize to the population as a whole - Cohort effect and crossgenerational differences
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