Disruption and Privation quiz

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1. What other research into attachment did Robertson and Robertson do?

  • They cared for 4 children who were seperated from their parents but provided a high level of subsitute emotional care. This meant the children were happier and more affectionate when reunited with their parents
  • They cared for 3 children who were seperated from their mother and provided little emotional care and so the children were detached when reunited with their parents
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2. What were the results of Hodges and Tizard's study?

  • The adopted group had strong relationships with their families, the others showed poorer family and peer relationships
  • The adopted group had poor relationships with their families, the others showed detachment from all caregivers

3. What were the results of Robertson and Robertson's study on John?

  • He showed protest for the first 2 days, then he showed despair as he tried to gain attention from the nurses who were busy with other children so he gave up. Then John showed detachment as he was reluctant to give affection when his mother returned
  • He showed despair for 2 days, then protest as he tried to gain the nurses attention but then he showed detachment when reunited with his mother

4. What are the three stages a child goes through during the disruption of attachment?

  • protest, despair, detachment
  • protest, desensitization, detachment

5. What year did Hodges and Tizard's study of institutionalised children start?

  • 1989
  • 1998

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