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  • Child Psychology
    • Cross-cultural research- differences in attachment
      • Based on Ainsworth's 'strange situation'
      • Different cultures raise their children differently.
      • E.g Grossman/ Germany. Found more avoidant types.
        • The lack of responsive may encourage independence.
    • Was 'case study' method best for 'Genie'?
      • Genie is a detailed case, a lot of background to consider & data.
      • Both quantative & qualitative data involved.
      • Longitudinal study
    • Research into deprivation &/or separation. (Bowlby 44 thieves)
      • Aim: young people's background & why they're thieves
      • Procedure: mental tests, 1hour interviews (mother & child), case conference, comparison group.
      • Results
        • 44 thieves
          • 14 affectionless psychopaths
            • 12 experienced 6 months+ separation in early life.
              • 13/14 affectionless psychopaths were thieves
      • General
        • Good sample size
        • Not representative
      • Reliability
        • Quantative data can be repeated
        • Qualitative data can not be repeated
      • Application
        • Supports maternal deprivation hypothesis
        • Changed policies / visiting times
      • Validity
        • In depth and realistic
        • Demand characteristics / social desirability / experimenter bias / hidden agenda
          • Hidden agenda- to get women back in the home after they all went to work when the war came around.
      • Ethics
        • Informed consent / deception / PFH / competence
        • Labelled children- self-fulfilling prophecy
    • 2 features of a developmental disorder: autism.
      • Theory of mind: ability to understand other people's perspective.
      • Extreme male brain: autism and the links with male brains and testosterone.

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