Flashcards in 1.2.4 Bowlby Methodology And Procedure (PD) Deck (26):
What were the types of long lasting negative effects?
What were some of the negative social effects thought to be the result of mother child separation?
Lack of social skills
What were some of the negative emotional effects thought to be the result of mother child separation?
Difficulty forming relationships
What were some of the negative educational effects thought to be the result of mother child separation?
Problems in education - education failure
Who was Bowlby?
A psychoanalyst working in a child guidance centre in London
Who did bowlby treat?
Many emotionally disturbed children
What was Bowlbys hypothesis?
"Habitual delinquency can be explained in terms of prolonged early separations between a child and mother"
What was Bowlbys study?
A series of case studies conducted by bowlby
Was this an experiment?
No but there was a control group
What did the sample consist of?
31 boys and 13 girls aged between 5 and 17
Half were under 11
What did the children attend and what were they described as?
Attended a child guidance clinic
Described as thieves because thieving was one of their symptoms
How were the thieves graded?
On the seriousness of their stealing
What were grade IV thieves?
Children who had been stealing a long time
What were Grade I thieves?
Children who had only committed one theft
Why a was the control group made up of?
-44 children who also attended the clinic
-similar age, sex and IQ to the thieves.
- did not steal
What is the purpose of a control group?
Baseline for comparison
What happened to the mothers of the thieves and control participants and why?
They were interviewed to assess the case histories of the children
How was the sample obtained?
In the initial examination what were the children given when they arrived?
Mental tests by psychologists to assess their intelligence
What did the social worker do in the initial examination?
Interviewed the mother to record the details of the child's early psychiatric history
What did the psychiatrist (Bowlby) do in the initial examination once he had obtained information from the psychologist and social worker?
He interviewed the child and the mother
What did the team do in the initial examination after the psychiatrist (Bowlby) interviewed the child and mother?
They met to consider school reports and discuss conclusions
What happened to the children after the examination?
They met with the psychiatrist weekly over 6 months or more
What happened to the mother after the initial examination?
She met with the social worker to discuss problems
What did the meetings of the children and psychiatrist, and Mother and social worker, after the initial examination allow?
A detailed case history to be recorded enabling Bowlby to diagnose the children's emotional problems