Hodge's and Tizard's Study

Hodge's and Tizard's Study of Teenagers Raised in Orphanages

I have compiled these notes as part of my AS Psychology course. The notes are a brief overview of Hodge's and Tizard's Study of Teenagers who were raised in Orphanages, and are part of the AQA Psychology A Specification.

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AS PSYCHOLOGY NOTES
Hodges and Tizard's Study of Teenagers raised in Orphanages
Aim
Report on children who spent at least the first two years of their life in an institution and
establish the long term effects of privation
Method
Interviews
o Community
o Parents
o Teachers
16 Year old participants
Two sets of participants
o Children returned to biological parents (one group)
o Children who were adopted (one group)
Control Group
o Children who remained with their family throughout their life
Longitudinal stuffy of 12 years
o Looked at the children aged:
4
8
16
Results
Adopted Children
Aged 8 Close Attachment to the adoptive parents
Attention Seeking
Difficulties with peer relationships
Returned to Biological Parents
Aged 8 Some children didn't form close attachments with the parents
Attention seeking
Difficulties with peer relationships
Conclusion
Children can form an attachment after Bowlby's suggested critical period
Children are more successful in forming relationships with adults rather than peers
Evaluation
1 AS Level Psychology

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Strengths
Findings are "theoretically rich"
Supports Bowlby's as to the maternal deprivation theory for forming relationships with
peers than adults.…read more

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