Maternal deprivation

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  • Created on: 23-01-18 14:00

Bowlby's theory of maternal deprivation
Continual presence of nurture from a mother is essential for normal psychological development, both emotionally and intellectually. Being separated from the mother in early childhood has serious consequences

Effects of maternal deprivation on development
Intellectual development: Goldfarb (1947) found lower IQ in children in institutions as opposed to those who were fostered
Emotional development: Bowlby found children who had experienced prolonged separation from their mothers were more likely to be described as showing signs of affectionless psychopathy

Bowlby's 44 thieves

  • Procedure: The sample was 44 criminal teenagers accused of stealing. All were…


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