Baydar And San 1991 Case Study

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Baydar and Gunn (1991) specifically investigated the relationship between the time mothers returned to work and the cognitive development of children. The second and third quarters of infancy seem to be significant periods for the formation of secure attachments between mother and child, and interruptions in this process can lead to detrimental effects on the child’s development. This study focused on the cognitive outcomes of 3 and 4 year olds, as measured by various tests and surveys. Baydar and Gunn (1991) found significant negative effects on cognitive developments of 3 and 4 year olds when the mother returned to work during these quarters of their child’s first year, as indicated by their low scores on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary
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