Developmental Psych 9 17 09

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Developmental Psych 9 17 09 Correlation does not equal cause If a and b are related … does not equal a causes b No matter how strong or consistent or logical the relationship. o Direction of effects Does a cause b? Or does b cause a? Severity of parental punishment is related to juvenile delinquency Watching violent TV is related to playground aggression Amount of TV watched in infancy is related to later autism diagnosis o Third variable How to establish what causes behavior o Experiments Scientific control Control third variables Compare groups Answer causal questions Does being raised in a fatherless family cause greater juvenile crime even when poverty, material psychopathology, and other factors are not involved? o Control third variables o Compare groups Biological bases of Development Genes and development o Genes get translated into people through the environment Genotype
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course PSY 310 taught by Professor Strauss during the Fall '10 term at Pittsburgh.

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