Psychology: Longitudinal Studies, Questions And Answers

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1. Which methods of research are appropriate for the study of different behaviors? There are multiple methods of research in psychology. But two that are most appropriate to study behavior is naturalistic observation and longitudinal studies. Naturalistic behavior is a research method in which psychologist study and observe the subject in a normal environment without interfering with the subject. Studying a group of people over a period of time to examine the differences of characteristics, behavior and/or feelings that might have changed over the period, is longitudinal studies. 2. How do psychologists draw appropriate conclusions about behavior from research? I’m not a hundred percent sure but I do believe psychologists make appropriate conclusions about behavior from research by repeating experiments that others may have conducted. 3.…show more content…
Explain correlational studies and cautions about correlations. Correlation is the measurement of a relationship between two sets of data or variables. So correlational studies is to determine what variables are related to one another. Although one piece of data may be related to another that does not mean one is the reason or cause behind the other. There are two sets of correlations: positive and negative. An example of an everyday positive correlation is the longer your hair is, the more shampoo you’ll need. An example of a negative correlation is the more one may eat, the less hunger one may have. But in some cases, a third correlations may exists that could be related to the positive correlation. 6. Explain the advantages and limitations of experiments. The advantages of an experiment is that the experimentation enables the experimenter to take full control of what goes on. It decreases the chance of an “outside variable” or “unnoticed” will change the result of the experiment. A few examples of limitations in an experiment is time length and sample size. 7. Examine and discuss the ethics of animal and human

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