Bowlby findings

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Why was it necessary to distinguish the personality types?
So that it was possible to determine what previous experiences might have caused the 44 thieves to turn to stealing
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Why did Bowlby say it was difficult to distinguish the personality types?
Because the children's whole personalities had not formed yet
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What did the normal personality type signify?
Fairly normal and stable character
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What did the depressed personality type signify?
have been unstable and depressed state of mind
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What did the circular personality type signify?
unstable. alternating between depression and over-activity
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What did the affectionless personality type signify?
Unable to demonstrate affection, guilt or responsibilty
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What did the schizoid personality type signify?
reflected schizoid or schizophrenic symptoms
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What did the hyperthymic personality type signify?
Constantly over-active
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How many of the 44 children were affectionless?
14
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How many of the affectionless children had experienced frequent seperations from their mother?
12
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Who was Betty?
She got put in a foster home at 7 months after her parents split up. She was moved from foster home to foster home and then placed in a convent until she returned home when she was five.
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Who was Kenneth?
Between the ages of 3 and 9, Kenneth lived with his Grandfather who had no control over him
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How many non-affectionless thieves had experienced seperations?
3
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How many children in the control group had experienced seperations?
2
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How many thieves had experienced early seperation?
17
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What were the mothers of those who hadn't experiences early seperation descrbed as?
Fussy, oppressive, anxious, domineering
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How many of the thieves who hadn't experienced early seperation had a bad relationship with their father?
5
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Where bad relationships with their father also reported by the control group?
Yes
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What was the conclusion of the study?
Children wouldn't have become criminals if they hadn't had experiences which were harmful to a healthy development
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Which part of the tripartite mind is most relevent during this study?
The superego
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Which factors did Bowlby not dismiss?
Bad housing, poverty
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Why did Bowlby say it was difficult to distinguish the personality types?

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