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Alternatively, we could think of the difference in friendships from one age to another as a qualitative change (a change in kind or type)—from disinterest in peers to interest or from one sort of peer relationship to another. In other words, from this perspective, changes in friendships are discontinuous, in that each change represents a change in the quality of a child’s relationships with peers. Thus, friendships at 2 are quite different from friendships at 8 and differ in ways that cannot be captured by describing them solely in terms of the number of friends a child has.

Developmental psychologists use scientific methods to describe, explain, predict, and influence age-related changes and individual differences. State how cross-sectional, longitudinal, and sequential research designs differ. • In cross-sectional studies, separate age groups are each tested once. In longitudinal designs, the same individuals are tested repeatedly over time. Sequential designs combine cross-sectional and longitudinal comparisons. State the advantages and disadvantages of the research methods used in identifying relationships among variables.

In Canada, citizens are required to report suspected cases of child abuse. KNOWLEDGE OF RESULTS Participants, their parents, and the administrators of institutions in which research takes place have a right to a written summary of a study’s results. DECEPTION If deception has been a necessary part of a study, participants have the right to be informed about the deception as soon as the study is over. test yourself before going on 1. The goals of developmental science are to __________, __________, __________, and __________ age-related changes.

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