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Privation - Lack of attachment
Institutionalisation - an infant never had the opportunity to form any attachments

A
longitud
inal
study of
ex-instit
utional
children
by
Hodges
and
Tizard
(1989)
Aims The study followed the same children over a long period of time to collect reliable
information linking early experiences…

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An earlier study by Quinton et al. found the reverse. The study followed a group of ex-institutional
women. These women had extreme difficulties when they became parents; their children were more
frequently in care and the women were less sensitive, supportive and caring with their children than
the control group…

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