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maturation

 processes indevelopment which seem to be relatively independent of environmental influences, such as depthperception and walking; implied in the term is the assumption that the characteristics aregoverned by heredity.

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September 28th 2021

cross sectional study

a research design based on selecting representative groupswho vary on a particular characteristic; when thecharacteristic is age, this design provides a means ofmaking developmental comparisons.