Evaluation of Robertson and Robertson

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  • Evaluation of Robertson and Robertson
    • high validity as they were naturalistic observations - real-life events in a real-life setting
    • however, these were case studies of unique individuals and situations - lack generalisability
    • reversing emotional disruption (Bohman and Sigvardsson)
      • studied over 600 adopted children in sweden
      • at age 11, 26% were classified as 'problem child'
      • 10 yrs later, after successful adoptions, they were the same as 'normal children' in terms of emotional and social development
    • Skeels and Dye
      • found that a group of institutionalised children with low IQs later improved after they were transferred to a home for mentally retarded adults
        • result of substitute emotional care


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