Deprivation

Deprivation= The disruption of attachment

Robertson et al studied 'John' who was a 17 month old baby, who was placed in residential care whilst his mother went to undergo treatment in hospital. Over the course of just 9 days John went from being a well adjusted pleasant child, to a child distressed by the experience to the point where upon reunion with his mother, he rejected her. BUT IF ADEQUATE EMOTIONAL SUBSTITUTION IS PROVIDED AND IF CONTACT IS MAINTAINED THEN THE EFFECTS ARE LESS SEVERE.

  • This lead to changes in hospital admission systems- parents can stay over-night with their children to maintain the attachment.
  • Therefore deprivation leads to negative short term effects.

Bowlby studied 44 thieves, of which 16 were affectionless psychopaths. This was to test his MATERNAL DEPRIVATION HYPOTHESIS (If the attachment figure is broken or disrupted during the critical two year period the child will suffer irreversible long-term consequences of this maternal deprivation.) He found that more than half of the juvenile thieves had been separated from their mothers for longer than six months during their first five years. In the control group only two had had such a separation.

  • Therefore deprivation leads to longer negative affects also.
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Deprivation of Attachment

Deprivation= The disruption of attachment

  • Robertson et al studied 'John' -residential care
  • Over the course of  9 days; pleasant to distressed/anxious
  • Clung to teddy bear
  • Rejected mother on reunion.
  • This lead to changes in hospital admission systems- parents can stay over-night with their children to maintain the attachment.
  • deprivation leads to negative short term effects.
  • Bowlby studied 44 thieves, of which 16 were affectionless psychopaths.
  • This was to test his MATERNAL DEPRIVATION HYPOTHESIS
  • more than half of the juvenile thieves had been separated from their mothers for longer than six months during their first five years.
  • Therefore deprivation leads to longer negative affects also.
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