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  • Describe the research and explain the effects of prevation including was of reversing effects
    • koluchova
      • investigate the recovery of twins who had suffered extreme privation
      • study of identical twins who were found at 7
      • the 2 boys were kept together in a small unheated closet or in the celler.
      • twins mother died soon after having them. They were then sent to a childrens home for 11 months.
      • runited with father and step mother who isoloated and maltreated the twins.
      • on descovery twins were malnurishesd and fearful, speech was poor
      • twins made a remarkable recovery. Cognitivley able adults
      • conclusion: there can be remarkable recovery from extream privation
      • findinds are important in showing the resilence of children. it is difficult to be sure about the factors that enabled a recovery
    • Harlow
      • infant mokeys raised without mother and without any form of cargiving in cognitivley impoverished conditions
      • when mokeys were then introduced to other mokeys they were terrified, rocking back and biting themselves showing no social abilities
      • later research: negative effects could be reduced by houseing 'therapist' monkeys with the monkeys that had been isolated.
        • the 2 mokeys could cling to each other, this helps to reduce later problems = privation modified by suppoerive exeriences
    • Curtiss
      • Genie was isolated from her family for 13 years.
      • minimum food and there was no communication directed at her. therefore she had no language skills
      • she was strapped to a potty all day and at night she was put in a wire cage.
      • little progress was made in her social or cognitive developmen.
      • it is possible that Genie could of had learning difficulties before being isolated
  • little progress was made in her social or cognitive developmen.


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