Bowlby 44 Thieves

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  • Created on: 02-10-15 10:09
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  • Bowlby's (1946) 44 Juvenile Thieves
    • Aim
      • Investigate reasons for teenage delinquency
      • Link between maternal deprivation and affectionless psychopathy
        • Specifically whether teenagers who show this had early separation
    • Procedure
      • sample: London Child Guidance Clinic, 44 convicted criminals (more boys to girls)
        • Match pairs to control (44): age and intelligence
      • Research Methods: interviews, case history, psychiatric history (done by independent social worker)
      • Met with psychologist who assessed intelligence and emotional attitudes
      • Met with independent social worker who created psychiatric history
      • Hand interviews with mother and child to investigate separation and other early emotional influences
    • Findings
      • Experimental
        • Affectionless Psychopathy = 14/44
        • Maternal Separation (6+ Months) = 17/44
        • 12 in both
      • Control
        • Affectionless Psychopathy = 0/44
        • Maternal Separation (6+ Months) = 2/44
    • Conclusions
      • Maternal deprivation when young causes issues
        • Lacking emotion, feeling guilt and remorse

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