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Cognitive Development

Shoulda Coulda Woulda

What Sparked My Interest
My Project
Food for Thought
On the Results
Piaget & My Project
Nature vs. Nurture
Put It Together
Coulda Shoulda Woulda
Wrap Up

Whew...And There Still Can Be More

I could have taken my project in many different directions, so it was extremely difficult to stick to a few concentrated ideas. I came into my project with the intent of performing my experiment just to see what results i would get and did not think about the type of correlations i was going to come up with. 
Love, happiness and anger were themes throughout my project. As much as this was fun, I set myself up for directed answers. The participants kept using the terms and integrated the terms of the emotions together. If i were to do the project over, i would improve it by separating the participants amongst the different emotions. I would also increase the number of participants.
My participants consisted of 3 boys and 1 girl. I am unsure how much of an effect this had, but to insure adequate and equal results, i would make the number of girls and boys the same.
I think the environment i had the participants during the process also had an effect. For two of the participants, I had them in a quiet room, while the other two were in a hallway. The hallway had students and teachers walking around; therefore, presenting distractions.

Developmental Psychology PY241
TF: Dr.Cara Diyanni
Spring 2006
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