BOWLBY 44 THIEVES PDF

You are on page 1of 3 Search inside document Key Study: Bowlby 44 Thieves John Bowlby believed that the relationship between the infant and its mother during the first five years of life was most crucial to socialisation. He believed that disruption of this primary relationship could lead to a higher incidence of juvenile delinquency, emotional difficulties and antisocial behaviour. To support his hypothesis, he studied 44 adolescent juvenile delinquents in a child guidance clinic. Aim: To investigate the effects of maternal deprivation on people in order to see whether delinquents have suffered deprivation. According to the Maternal Deprivation Hypothesis, breaking the maternal bond with the child during the early stages of its life is likely to have serious effects on its intellectual, social and emotional development.

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You are on page 1of 3 Search inside document Key Study: Bowlby 44 Thieves John Bowlby believed that the relationship between the infant and its mother during the first five years of life was most crucial to socialisation. He believed that disruption of this primary relationship could lead to a higher incidence of juvenile delinquency, emotional difficulties and antisocial behaviour. To support his hypothesis, he studied 44 adolescent juvenile delinquents in a child guidance clinic.

Aim: To investigate the effects of maternal deprivation on people in order to see whether delinquents have suffered deprivation. According to the Maternal Deprivation Hypothesis, breaking the maternal bond with the child during the early stages of its life is likely to have serious effects on its intellectual, social and emotional development. Procedure: Bowlby interviewed 44 adolescents who were referred to a child protection program in London because of stealing- i.

These were individuals referred to clinic because of emotional problems, but not yet committed any crimes. He interviewed the parents from both groups to state whether their children had experienced separation during the critical period and for how long. Findings: More than half of the juvenile thieves had been separated from their mothers for longer than six months during their first five years. In the control group only two had had such a separation.

None of the control group were affectionless psychopaths. In a later paper, he reported that 60 children who had spent time apart from their mothers in a tuberculosis sanatorium before the age of 4 showed lower achievement in school. Conclusion: Affectionless psychopaths show little concern for others and are unable to form relationships. Bowlby concluded that the reason for the anti-social behaviour and emotional problems in the first group was due to maternal deprivation.

Evaluation: The supporting evidence that Bowlby provided was in the form of clinical interviews of, and retrospective data on, those who had and had not been separated from their primary caregiver.

This meant that Bowlby was asking the participants to look back and recall separations. These memories may not be accurate.

Bowlby designed and conducted the experiment himself. This may have lead to experimenter bias. Particularly as he was responsible for making the diagnosis of affectionless psychopathy. Although Bowlby may not dispute that young children form multiple attachments, he still contends that the attachment to the mother is unique in that it is the first to appear and remains the strongest of all.

However, on both of these counts, the evidence seems to suggest otherwise. Critics such as Rutter have also accused Bowlby of not distinguishing between deprivation and privation — the complete lack of an attachment bond, rather than its loss. Rutter stresses that the quality of the attachment bond is the most important factor, rather than just deprivation in the critical period. Another criticism of 44 Thieves Study as that it concluded that affectionless psychopathy was caused by maternal deprivation.

This is correlational data and as such only shows a relationship between these two variables. Indeed, other external variables, such as diet, parental income, education etc.

He showed that monkeys reared in isolation from their mother suffered emotional and social problems in older age. As he believed the mother to be the most central care giver and that this care should be given on a continuous basis an obvious implication is that mothers should not go out to work.

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Such individuals act on impulse with little regard for the consequences of their actions. For example, showing no guilt for antisocial behavior. Robertson and Bowlby believe that short-term separation from an attachment figure leads to distress i. They found three progressive stages of distress: Protest: The child cries, screams and protests angrily when the parent leaves. They will try to cling on to the parent to stop them leaving. Detachment: If separation continues the child will start to engage with other people again.

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Bowlby 44 Thieves Evaluation

Zulkijin Reexamining the relationship of maternal loss in childhood with adult depression and anxiety. Bowlby designed and conducted the experiment himself. If the attachment figure is broken or disrupted during the critical two year period, the child will suffer irreversible long-term consequences of this maternal deprivation. Attachment, communication, and the therapeutic process. Only 2 of the control group had experienced a prolonged separation in their first 5 years. Bowlby used the term maternal deprivation to refer to the separation or loss of the mother as well as failure to develop an attachment.

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