Institutionalisation + romanian orphan studies

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  • Created on: 17-05-18 14:31
Who is the main researcher for romanian orphan studies?
Rutter
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How many children were included in Rutters study?
165 romanian orphans adopted by british families + 52 british adopted children
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What ages were the children adopted at?
111 orphans adopted before 2 + 54 children adopted before 4
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What was the procedure?
tested at 4, 6, 11 + 15 (physical, cognitive and social development)
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What were the findings?
Romanian orphans lagged behind british children, weighed less/mentally retarded. By 4 children who were adopted before 6 months caught up with the british children.
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Further findings?
Defecits occurred and stayed when children were adopted after 6 months.
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What were the conclusions?
Long term consequences, when attachements arent formed then consequences can be severe.
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What are the effects of institutionalisation?
Physcial underdevelopment, disinhibited attachment, poor parenting.
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What does physical underdevelopment include?
Weigh little, physically small, dwarfism.
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What is disinhibited attachment?
children dont discriminate between people they choose as attachment figures, children will show inappropriate familiarity and may be attention seeking.
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What is poor parenting?
Harlow study - monkeys with surrogate mothers became poor parents themselves. Quinton - compared ex-institutional women and women raised at home and found institutionalised parents had difficulties and their children went into care.
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