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01-Study Guide

The Science of Human Development

#1-Discuss the five steps in the scientific method.

#2-Discuss the concept of the nature-nurture debate.

#3-Discuss the meaning of the following life-span perspectives: multi-directional,


multi-contextual, multi-cultural, and multi-disciplinary.

#4-Discuss the concept of plasticity and the main importance of this.

#5-Discuss, and differentiate between, the following types of scientific studies:


observational studies, surveys, cross-sectional studies, longitudinal studies and
experiments.

#6-Discuss the concept of correlation and its relationship to cause.