Disruption of Attachment

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Who studied the disruption of attachment?
robertson and Roberstson
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how did they do their research on brief separation?
Using cine cameras to prevent observer bias so the studies were as realistic as possible?
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What was his first case study on brief separation?
he focused on children placed in a hospital ward, on two year old Lisa (8 day stay) John (nursery for 8 9 day stay whilst mother had baby)
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What were the observations of Lucy?
Initially showed periods of calm and distress. She is visited occasionally by parents and begs to go home. She later tries to cope with disappointment of having to stay (obvious struggle to ctrl feelings)
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What were the observations of John?
Father visits regularly- behaves fairly normally to begin with. gradually tries to compete for attention from nurses but cannot compete with others, tries to find comfort in teddy bear but breaks down and refuses to eat
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What were the after effects of Johns time in care?
When mother comes to pick him up he screams and struggles to get away from her and for months afterwards he shows bursts of anger towards his mother
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What research did he conduct on the maintaining the emotional bond?
He studies, Jane, Lucy, Thomas and Kate in temporary foster care while their mothers were in hospital, they tried to sustain a high level of emotional care and keep their routines similar to at home with visits from dad and some to mum
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What did they find?
All the children adjusted well although not all of them warmed completely to the pair they all slept and eat well. Some were reluctant to leave the foster mother showing the formation of good emotional bonds
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What observation can be made between the physical and emotional disruption of attachment?
Emotional disruption has much more adverse affects - other studies support this such as Bohman and Sigvardsson studying 600 adopted swedish children under age 11 -found 26% classed as problem children later,
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Who did a study into reversing emotional disruption?
Bohman and Sigvardsson studying 600 adopted Swedish children. At age 11 26% classified as problem children, 10 years later showed no difference from other children (early effects reversed)
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