Disruption of Attachment

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What did Spitz & Wolf observe?
100 normal children in an institution became severely depressed within a few days.
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Who did James Robertson observe and what did he find?
Laura - withdrawn from her mother and throughout her stay, she alternated between periods of calm and distress.
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Who did Roberston & Robertson observe and what did they find?
John - At reunion with his mother, John screamed and struggled to get away from her and continued to have outbursts of anger towards her.
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Who were placed in Foster care with the Robertsons and what was found?
Jane, Lucy, Thomas and Kate - All of the children did not reject their mothers when reunited; some were even reluctant to part with the foster mother.
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Why arent all children affected by disruption in the same way?
Individual differences - some may be more resilient.
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What are real world applications in the research of disruption?
Care of children in hospitals - 24 hour access and good substitute emotional care.
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Who found that disruption of attachment before the age of 17 was associated with increased depressive or anxiety disorders in adulthood?
Bifulco et al.
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