Romanian Orphan Studies Evaluation


Romanian Orphan Studies Evaluation


  • Real-life Application-We have a better understanding of the effects of Institutionalization. This understanding has lead to improvements to how children are cared for. For example, having a defined number of caregivers, instead of a large rotated amount.
  • Fewer Extraeneous variables than other orphan studies- There were many studies before the Romanian Orphan Studies. However, the children studied in these had often suffered trauma beforehand.This means there were more confounding participant variables that meant it was difficult to observe the effects of institutionalization. In the Romanian Orphan studies, the children didn't have these variables, so it had higher internal validity.


  • Lack Of Generalisability- The Romanian Orphanages were not typical of other types of Institutionalized care. The children were raised in extreme conditions where they were given poor care and very low levels of intellectual stimulation. The conditions were so bad that we must ask whether the results can be applied to any other effects caused by any sort of Institutionalization.
  • The long-term effects aren't clear-



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