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GENERAL TERMS

Ecological Validity How like real life is the research?
Nature We were born with this behaviour
Nurture We learn this behaviour
Reliability Is it consistent?
Validity The accuracy of a measure
Qualitative Non-numerical data, detailed explanations, gives reasons why
Quantitative Numerical data, can…

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Attitude Scale A way of measuring a person's attitude towards something,
quantitative measure
Experimental Realism The extent to which the participants perceive a situation to be real
Mundane Realism The extent to which a procedure or task relates to everyday life
Time-Series Approach A study…

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expelling faeces
Phallic Stage: children become aware of their genitals and sexual
differences
PHYSIOLOGICAL

Limbic System Set of brain structures including the hippocampus and the amygdale that
support a variety of functions including emotion and long-term memory
Hippocampus The part of the brain that is…

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