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is the mental picture, generally of a kind that is quiteresistant to change, that depicts not only details that arepotentially available to objective investigation by others(height, weight, hair color, sex, I.Q. score, etc.), butalso items that have been learned by that person abouthimself or herself, either from personal experiences or byinternalising the judgments of others.

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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.