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Child Psychology

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Privation: When a child has never formed any attachment ad will lack almost all types
of socialisation.

Freud and Dann (1951): Children in Terezin

Freud and Dann studies 6 children who were kept in the ghetto of Terezin,
arriving there just before the age of 1. (Terezin became a Jewish…

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Koluchova (1972): The Czech Twins

Male twins, born in 1960, lost their mother not long after they were born and
were raised in an institution for year before being cared for by an aunt for
another 6 months. For the first 18 months they followed a pattern of normal

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Study In Detail
Curtis ­ Study of Genie (1977)

The aim was primarily to help Genie but also to see if a child of just over 13
could learn language.

Most data was gathered by working with and observing Genie.
There were also weekly interviews with Genies mother…

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Genie was given a pseudonym so that she could not be recognized and the family
could not be traced. Her privacy was protected after the study which allowed her to
live anonymously and not be bothered by journalists. This is a strengths from an
ethical view point.



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