Is Privation Reversible

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  • Is Privation Reversible?
    • + Koluchova (1972) Czech Twins
      • Lost mother after birth.
      • Spent year in institution.
      • Step mother kept them locked in dark closet and beat them.
      • Found at 7 severely mentally retarded with no speech.
        • Were carried by another adoptive family and married with healthy relationships.
      • Concluded proper care can reverse the effect of privation.
    • + Rutter (1998)
      • Aim: privation can be reversed.
        • Whether effects to do with hardship or privation itself.
      • Romanian orphans brought to UK.
        • Mentally retarded and underweight.
      • Adopted at age 4 and caught up to British group on physical and intellectual development.
      • Concluded privation is reversible.
    • + Tizard and Hodges (1978)
      • Aim: privation can be reversed
      • Children placed in institution were either adopted, restored with biological parents or left in institution.
      • Found age 16 adopted had normal relationship.
        • Restored group group had poor academic achievement and intellectual development in comparison to adopted group.
      • Concluded privation is partially reversible depending on quality of care.
    • + Spitz (1945)
      • Aim: see if institutional care affects development.
      • Children in orphanages in South America were apathetic, poor appetites and mental deterioration.
        • Concluded privation lead to problems in development.
    • + Goldfarb (1943)
      • Aim: institutional care affects development
      • 30 children (15 fostered immediately) (15 institutional care)
        • Matched for mothers education level and genetic factors.
      • Found age 3 half institutional group behind on social maturity, language use and intelligence compare to other group.
    • - Curtiss (1977) Genie
      • See Genie MMs.
    • - Harlows Monkeys (1969)
      • Isolated monkeys at birth.
        • Monkeys became terrified. Cling to walls of cage.
          • Were aggressive in later relationships.


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