The effect that having been born in a certain time, region, period or having experienced the same life experience (in the same time period) has on the development or perceptions of a particular group. These perceptions, characteristics or effects are unique to the group in question.
Cohort effects are often looked at in social science research studies. Cohort effects are teased out in order to account for the prevalence or lack thereof of particular characteristics that may skew interpretations of findings in research studies. Cohort effects are often looked at in studies that look at change over time. Future studies may consider the cohort effect of individuals who were elementary age and living in New York during 9/11. This catastrophic event indubitably has shaped the perceptions and development of this particular cohort. As such, consideration of these factors is imperative to produce research that yields the most fruitful results. It may be found that there...
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Atingdui, N. (2011). Cohort Effect. In: Goldstein, S., Naglieri, J.A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79061-9_617
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