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CASE STUDY 1
JOHN BOWLBY'S MATERNAL DEPRIVATION…read more

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METHOD/PROCEDURE
· Experiment is natural
· 2 groups (Sample = 88 children aged 5 -16 years)
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· 44 children referred to clinic for · 44 children did not commit any
stealing. crimes (Control Group)
· 16/24 diagnosed as affectionless · None were diagnosed as
psychopaths. affectionless psychopaths.
· Interviewed the children and their families
· Created a record of their early life experiences…read more

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FINDINGS
· 86% of thieves who were diagnosed as affectionless
psychopaths had experienced early and long term
separation from their mothers.
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· 17% of the other thieves who were not affectionless
psychopaths also experienced early and long term
separation from their mothers.
· 41% of non-thieves (control group) also experienced early
and long term separation from their mothers.…read more

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CONCLUSION
· It shows a link between early separation & later social &
emotional relationships.
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· Severe form of deprivation ­ leads to affectionless
psychopaths
· Less-severe form ­ leads to anti-social behaviour.…read more

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EVALUATION
· Psychological harm to mother
· Think that it is her fault for the behaviour of the child.
· Study is showing that separation or deprivation can lead to
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affectionless psychopaths therefore the mother will think
that because she had separated from her partner she has
caused the child to involve in criminal activity.
· Individual differences
· Natural study you can't control the variables.
· Low in control and can lead to confounding variables.
· Cannot be generalised to the outside world.…read more

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