Science of Human Development
The science that tries to understand how and why people remain or change over time
Scientific Method
A way to answer questions using empirical research and data based conclusions
Theory
A comprehensive set of ideas
Hypothesis
A specific prediction that can be tested
Empircal
Based on observation , experience or experiment not theoretical
Replication
Repeating a study, usually changing participants of other ages SES or culture
SIDS
sudden infant death syndrome, where a seemingly healthy infant suddenly stops breathing and dies In their sleep
Nature
Refers to the traits, capacities, and limitations that each individual inherits genetically