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27/09/2011 15:10:00 Review questions – Chapter 1 What are the problems with defining the boundaries of adolescence?  How does the book’s author define adolescence in a way that overcomes  these problems?  The aim of many age limits set on adolescents is protection.  Why do  adolescents need to be protected? Be able to discuss the various  requirements and risks to be considered when setting age limits for  drinking, marrying, engaging in life-endangering professions, viewing  graphic sex and violence and voting. What are the subdivisions of adolescence? What are the different views on the criterion for considering yourself  an adult in America, as opposed to Argentina, Korea and Israel?
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American view: o Accepting responsibility for oneself o Making independent decisions o Becoming financially independent Israel view: o Completing military service Argentina view: o Being able to support a family Korea view: o Being able to support your parents financially
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27/09/2011 15:10:00 Review Guidelines Adolescent Development Chapter 2     1. Explain the difference between the nature and nurture types of causes for  behaviors. Be able to give examples in adolescent behaviors. What’s the definition of a theory? Nature =  o Inborn, biological givens o Based on genetic inheritance Nurture=  o Physical and social world o Influence biological and psychological development 2. What 6 categories of information-gathering methods for finding answers to  research questions did we discuss in class? First you need a question!  Then:  o 1.Systematic observation Naturalistic Observation In the “field,” or natural environment, where behavior  happens (observer influence) Structured Observations Laboratory situation set up to evoke behavior of interest
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All participants have equal chance to display behavior o 2.Self-reports/ Interviews clinical/ open- ended interview flexible, conversational style probes for participant’s point of view Structured interview/ surveys Each participant is asked same questions in same way May use questionnaires, get answers from groups Experience sampling method o 3.Psychophysiology measures of autonomic nervous system activity heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, pupils, stress  hormones  o 4.Clinical or case studies brings together a wide range of information on one child interviews observations test scores Psychophysiological measures o 5.Ethnography descriptive, qualitative technique goal is to understand a culture or social group
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participant observation researcher lives in community for months or years
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course 830 333 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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