effects of institutionalisation

describe the Romanian orphan studies method
studies 165 Romanian orphans adopted in the UK, and compared to a control group of 52 British children who were adopted. their physical, cognitive and emotional development was assessed at ages 4,6,11,15.
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what were the results of Rutters research?
those adopted before 6 months rarely showed disinhibited attachment, and had higher IQs (102vs86). children adopted after 6 months showed poor mental functioning, and disinhibited attachment. 50% had issues and before 6 months caught up by 4.
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what is a disinhibited attachment?
a pattern of behavior in which a child actively approaches and interacts with unfamiliar adults
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what was the average IQ in those adopted before and after 6 months?
102 vs 86
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what happened to the Romanian orphans before they were adopted?
they were just fed and kept in their cot, had over 50 caregivers
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those adopted before 6 months rarely showed disinhibited attachment, and had higher IQs (102vs86). children adopted after 6 months showed poor mental functioning, and disinhibited attachment. 50% had issues and before 6 months caught up by 4.

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