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It is now time for developmental psychologists to enjoy a period of progress. But to attain that victory, they should add behavioral and perhaps physiological data to semantic self-reports and add biological evidence to behavioral variables. The measures can be quantitative or qualitative; that distinction is less important than sampling different classes of evidence represented by verbal statements, molar behaviors or test scores, and biology. If psychologists insist on using a concept based on only one of these sources of information, they must accept the restricted meaning that this strategy requires.

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