Genie case study

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Genie case study

Before the age of 13:

  • Genie was tied to a potty and left for most of the day
  • Locked in a room by herself
  • Beaten for making noise
  • Strapped into a cot with her arms and legs immobilised

What effect did the privation have on her psychological development:

  • Couldn't walk normally 'bunny walk'
  • Couldn't talk, hadn't learned a language
  • Brain damage, not sure if it was from birth or the way she was raised
  • Never learned grammar, able to make…


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