Outline and Evaluate Research Into Privation

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Outline and Evaluate research into privation AO1 Privation is when a child has the right to form an attachment to a primary care giver taken away from them; the option to make these crucial attachments isn’t there. If Bowlby’s theory is correct, then because of this inability to form attachments, infants should grow up struggling to form relationships and attachments to anyone else. AO1 P: Evidence looking at the effects of privation comes from the case of Genie. E: She was 13 years old when she was found, after spending her entire life up until that point, locked in a room. Her father subjected her to this cruelty because he suspected she was retarded. When she was found she was unable to speak or stand properly. E: She…show more content…
E: It is difficult therefore to determine why children do not become attached and there may be various resource out-with being deprived of a primary care giver during childhood. AO1: P: Rutter et al also conducted an experiment into privation. A group of about 100 Romanian orphans were studied and assessed at the ages of 4, 6 and 11 years old. They were adopted by British families and showed normal emotional development; however after 6 months many of them showed disinhibited attachment (where infants can show overfriendliness and don’t discriminate between who they choose as attachment figures) and problems with peers. This supports Bowlby’s theory, because of the lack of a primary attachment figure and its effect on later relationships and attachments. However, when compared to an entire population its difficult to generalise these results and apply them as a general trend. YOU NEED TO INCLUDE A LITTLE MORE AO2 FOR AN A* ESSAY. Talk about some of the problems with a longditudinal study
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