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Psyc 4070 Class 1 notes - Experimental studies involve one...

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Experimental studies involve one behavior among many individuals Case studies involve a few people and their entire behavior Case study on John and Larry o Both grew up in an area of poverty and in broken homes then raised in matriarchal households o Dropped out of school and both have criminal records Often times what happens early on in life usually affects individuals later on in life. Stressors or environmental risk factors such as being in broken homes, having criminal records, and being out of school will often lead to being poor adults John then fathered 2 children from 2 women without being married and spent time in prison. Larry on the other hand got an education, married with 2 children, and bought a home in a good area with his own business. He was also close to his maternal grandfather who was married with his own business and very happy. When individuals “beat the odds” of becoming products of their environmental factors is caled resilience or invulnerable .
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