Failure to form attachments
Institutionalisation-privation in cases where children have been raised in an institution without continuous emotional care, and so have failed to form attachments, may show indiscriminate attachment and be physically underdeveloped.
If you get an exam question on privation then you can include your research on institutionalization as this is simply privation in an institution so to reduce the amount of information you need for the exam you ONLY need to learn research and information on institutionalisation and effectively igonore separate privation research which is what i've done here. If you still want to learn about case studies of privation see extension section below.
Real life institutionalization-Clip one
Print off the worksheet needed (click here) and then work through the activities on this page.
Radio clip- Listen to the BBC radio clip and answer the questions on the sheet.
See below for details about Rutter's (1998) research into the recovery of children who had spent their early months in a Romanian orphanage
Institutionalisation research-Clip two
Watch the clip below. The findings of the institutional research you will look at next is summarised for you in terms of the long term effects on children. What are they? Also why do institutions cause these problems?
Extension material-want to push yourself?
If you are particularly interested in Bowlby's theory then the clip below gives you some information about the links with Bowlby and other paradigms in Psychology